And he's a good person. TG: Since I live in Maine, I know how essential ferry service is to the survival of islanders. A small island community off the Northeastern coast is in a spot of trouble as their fishermen haul in smaller and smaller catches. The camera work perfectly captures the essence of terror, the lack of hope, and the feeling of isolation that comes with being stranded in the water. The title comes from the book being written by the visiting writer, and while he defines it as meaning a place of renewal it also draws a quick connection to ideas of “patient zero” and “ground zero.” Both themes feel right at home on this little island with a population in quick decline. Freestyle Releasing’s latest offering gets reviewed by ScareTissue’s resident MOnster! Shot in Rockport and Camden, Maine, the film’s Spartan production design accurately reflects the simplicity of life on an isolated island off the coast of that most spooky of states. A fishing community on a remote Maine island finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world after the ferry stops coming. What secrets did the cold depths of that spectacular lake hold? May 16, 2018, 10:28 am Then it doesn’t show for three more days. Well done, guys. TG: My Chinese immigrant mother loved horror films, and she brought me to just about every horror film Hollywood ever produced. Tune in on candid and comedic discussions on our top-rated horror podcast, and enjoy Features, Editorials and Reviews by our amazing team of Contributors from all over the globe! We’ll be reviewing new horror film and TV as well as posting both sustained and briefer pieces that make the case for what’s interesting about current and classic horror. by ", From Now On, ‘The Crown’ Will Never Be the Same, Our Pick of the Week Explodes With Grief, Understanding, and Blood, 25 Things We Learned from Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Commentary, From Talkies to Light Corruption: The Rise and Fall of Fox Studios, ‘A Teacher’ Flips the Script on a Familiar Story, Take a ‘Detour’ this Noirvember and Shed Yourself of Pity, ‘Mank’ Celebrates Both the Writers and the Words. The Dhole is also known as the Indian Wild Dog and it is a rather big dog-sized creature that lives around India and China. Titus (Matthew Wilkus) is a writer whose visit to the island was scheduled to end just as everything turned to shit. I recently took my fiancé on a little trip up into the Northern Minnesota wilderness. There are also some powerful location shots as the director mines the Maine island of Islesboro for its bleak beauty. A mention must also be made of the ending: it is bleak, powerful, full of courage, full of despair and is incredibly sad and, at the same time, incredibly uplifting. New recipes and food news delivered Mondays, All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed). ISLAND ZERO is being released on VOD nationwide by Freestyle Releasing on May 15th 2018. The film is Josh Gerritsen’s feature debut, but he has a heavy hitter as a screenwriter in the form of his mom Tess. The rocky shore is the magical barrier that keeps the bad out and your family safe. None of these crusty old sailors seem to be too worried by it, except for Sam, who’s wife had been researching phenomena like this before she mysteriously disappeared at sea four years earlier. 2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Ending! There was a resource panic recently when people got terrified after Hurricane Harvey that gas would run out, and that's reflected here by the idea that we are closer to running out of essentials faster than we realize. Most everyone on the island scoffs at the idea, until the ferry doesn’t show up one day. Something is killing the wildlife on land, and whatever it is, it soon begins targeting people too. The cozy, homey town is turned upside down, and even if survives are left behind, there’s always the looming idea that this isolated event has the potential to turn global. Horror movies set on islands are numerous and run the gamut from slashers (Humongous) to thrillers (The Most Dangerous Game) to creature features (Jurassic Park… The island itself has a bleak and inhospitable beauty and is connected to the mainland – to civilization – only by a hit-and-miss ferry. Island Zero is available on VOD on Amazon: This website will focus on horror in all its forms (fiction, film, TV). An article in Maine Today talks about the Maine setting and the local Maine talent. And if you want to read about one of the original creature features, here’s my post on The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, a classic film that anticipates modern anxiety about climate change. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Do yourself a favor and check it out Tuesday, May 15th through any Video On Demand provider. 9) Grizzly Bear Monsters were well beyond her purview before now, and it’s ultimately the one area where the script stumbles. The head looks almost like a fox. After the majority of islanders try to escape on two overloaded boats, only a few hardy souls are left to face a newly-discovered apex predator. Want to have your say? In Island Zero, the horror debut from Josh Gerritsen, the land you stand on is no longer your safe harbor. Check our Subnautica Map out now for more information! But they will also eventually show nocturnal behavior if it hasn’t gotten enough food. As they realize the extent of their aloneness, the island dwellers shed layer after layer of civilization and find themselves doing things they would never have dreamed of doing had the plastic walls of civilization stayed standing. Although this kind of set-up is de rigueur for this sub-genre, here the removal of layers reveals even more secrets. Can't keep up with happenings around town? A community for every type of horror fan; addicts, enthusiasts, and casual creeps. AC: After years of writing crime novels and thrillers, what drew you to write a horror movie script, especially a monster movie? All of that being said, see this film. Posted by Tyler Liston | May 16, 2018 | Reviews |.

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