The Apocalypse has come. The worst thing that could happen to you? Having some ideas. An hilarious horror in which only the dumb survive.
2013 | 5 - 10 | Apocalypse | Horror | Live-Action | USA
Four friends are looking for something to do on a sunny yet boring afternoon in Brooklyn. The news announce that the end of the world is near, but that doesn’t seem to interest the guys at all. When one of them will finally come up with an idea, it’ll be too late. The Apocalypse has come, and whoever has some thoughts in its brain will literally lose their head. Panic and destruction will follow, until they’ll come to the bitter realization that the only way to survive is to simply stop thinking. An empty mind that’s void of ideas will be the only salvation. It’s a reverse survival of the fittest, where only the dumbest will make it alive.
This gory but hilarious film premiered at Sundance in 2013 and has also won the ‘Best Midnight Short’ prize at SXSW . New York based director Andrew Zuchero succeeded in developing a very simple idea in a detailed, entertaining and fun story, probably thanks to skills acquired in his past experience in advertising. The special effects and “explosions” have been entirely made in-camera, using special motion control cameras, a series of props and much, much fake blood. Zuchero said that his main sources of inspiration were the effects used in films such as Death Becomes Her, the work of Jim Hansen, Robert Zemeckis pre-CGI efforts and also the original Star Wars. The main actor, Martin Starr, is a well known figure within the American independent cinema, as well as one of the leads of the cult series Freaks and Geeks.