The Dead Outside

The 2008 offerings once more walk among us.
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Post by AndyJWS » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:20 pm

Well done, with an interesting angle that isn't often taken. Did have the slowest car crash resulting in head injury we'd seen all fest, but also had some good buildup and showed how you can use a microbudget effectively...
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Post by Miikeyboypaines » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:43 pm

Truely the stinker of the festival. Unlike some of the other duffers, The Dead Outside took itself too seriously but had no suspense. What it had shovels full of was dull dialogue, awful acting, a ploy twist so poorly revealed that it confused half the audience and cinematography so dull it could only have been enhanced by being filmed in black & white.

It was no doubt a helpful learning curve for the filmmakers involved, but for me it was simply dull. If you're going to make a low budget zombie movie, have some jokes and a hell of a lot of gore. That's how Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson started.

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Post by psychobilly » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:33 pm

i think the previous poster wants entertainment on a plate of intestines, its a bit dum if the plot confused you!
well done guys for this film, cinematography was so very good for you guys having bugger all money. i apologise for the other posters lack of tact.

i just hate micro budget films getting shat on for no reason, if micro budgets isnt your bag dont post here! simple.

glad to see a micro budget that wasnt trying to be funny tho. please filmakers dont go down that route cos of the likes of 'bad taste' posters.

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Post by Miikeyboypaines » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:19 pm

Sure, I like entertainment, just like any fellow cinema-goer. If that isn't offered, give me something to think about. Unfortunately neither of these were presented in The Dead Outside.

I wasn't confused, but I did have to explain to some friends what happened. And nope, intenstines aren't my favourite meal (well, may be with the Sunday roast) - suspense, characterisation, and a good story, be it Val Lewton or David Cronenberg, are what floats my boat.

Besides, I thought this is what the forum is about - expressing our opinions? It would be a very dull place to browse if the only posters were those who loved the films.

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Post by scrobble » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:24 am

I thought this was pretty good, it did a good job of building tension and reminded me in tone and colour of Isolation, which was shown a couple of years ago at FF. It was probably better before Kate showed up - but I appreciate that she was needed to bring the film to a conclusion.
AndyJWS wrote: Did have the slowest car crash resulting in head injury we'd seen all fest
I assumed that was because of budgets...the van probably belonged to one of the cast/crew and they had to drive it slowly towards the tree and practically park it so they didn't cause any damage.
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Post by ghouldrool » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:44 pm

As time passes i have to say i think I enjoyed this a bit more than i realised.

The tone is marvelouslly bleak and desolate throughout. The sense of the countryside in deep winter really strenghtening the feel of this being a kind of end of days.

Ok so April seemed to have the worst case of PMT in history but it was a strong performance from such a young actress.

One i want to see again
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Post by ghouldrool » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:49 am

ive just had word that the film has been trimmed a little so will be a tad shorter.
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