Zombie short films have a tendency to be just more of the same nowadays, with Zombies literally biting their way into every genre to the point of painful over-saturation. That said, some gems slip through from time to time that offer pure redemption. 2 Hours, directed by Michael Ballif and written by Josh Merrill was winner of the Best Short Film – Macabre Faire Film Festival 2013 (NY) and Best Sound – Macabre Faire Film Festival 2013 (NY)
The plot goes:
A nameless survivor is bitten and infected with the virus, a beautiful gift to the world. With only 2 HOURS to find the missing survivors, he must move quickly before the virus spreads too far.
This no-budget short film was shot entirely on a single Canon T2i with only two lenses and a skeleton crew of just three people. The film was made over the course of about two years.
Having watched it, this is a surprisingly visceral and affecting short with an interesting slant and reminds that despite a genres over-saturation, there’s still room for more if it’s well made.
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