Antisocial (2014) Horror Movie Review
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Cody Calahan
Writers: Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan
Producers: Marina Cordoni, Christopher Giroux, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson
Date Released: January 28, 2014
Michelle Mylett as Sam Reznor
Cody Ray Thompson as Mark Archibald
Adam Christie as Jed Erickson
Ana Alic as Kaitlin Cosgrove
Romaine Waite as Steve McDonald
Ry Barrett as Chad Wilson
Eitan Shalmon as Brian
Laurel Brandes as Tara Reine
Rating = 2/5 Graves
Antisocial (2014) follows five college friends who stay at a house. However, while the friends are enjoying themselves, an outbreak ensues causing people to change into zombies. With only their tech devices to monitor the outbreak, their fear slowly turns into paranoia. They soon research the possible cause of the outbreak while simultaneously losing their own sanity.
As with any zombie film, there is no shortage of blood or gore. The film utilizes a substantial amount of makeup design to create a bloody layer on people’s faces. In one segment of the film, if the people stay infected for a long period of time, their heads explode. The protagonists kill the infected people in various ways. For example, in one scene,an infected man’s neck is being drilled. In another scene, a woman drills a hole is her own head carving out a infected portion trying to prevent the spread of the infection. In addition, various brutal crime scenes and photographs. As such, there is ample amount of blood and brutality for the gore lovers.
The Grave Review
Antisocial (2014) is very current in terms of its theme. As the title would suggest, social media has distorted peoples ability to communicate and cope with certain situations. As the protagonists slip into a stage of paranoia and frustration, they are unable to cope with their present situation. The message is clear but the plot unfortunately fell short of something that could have been interesting to watch. As such, although the film was easy to relate to, it did not sustain the narrative. It is riddled with clichéd, recycled material and unreasonable events. However, it is well paced but with shaky camera shots.
Antisocial (2014) is not completely a bad movie. The filmmakers could have created something intense, fierce and fun, but instead turned it into something dull and boring. The film then comes to a sudden end, leaving you disappointed. Overall, the movie inspires a strong concept, but incorporates poor acting and unexplained events creating a half-developed film.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Antisocial (2014) two graves out of five graves.
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