The Wretched (2019)

The Wretched
Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Writer: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley
Seen on: 19.8.2020

Content Note: misogyny

Plot:
Ben (John-Paul Howard) is supposed to work with his father Liam (Jamison Jones) over the summer. Liam is the harbor master in a town filled with tourists – like the people renting the house next door, Abbie (Zarah Mahler), her partner Ty (Kevin Bigley) and their two children. One night, Ben sees something weird going on at their place and the only one who even indulges the thought that he might be on to something is his co-worker Mallory (Piper Curda). But even she isn’t convinced that there is actually a witch in the house next door as Ben suspects.

The Wretched has one clever idea, but otherwise isn’t particularly interesting or brings much to the table that we haven’t seen before.

The film poster showing a woman with flaking skin hiding behind a deer skull.
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DeadHeads (2011)

DeadHeads
Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Writer: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Cast: Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, Markus Taylor, Thomas Galasso, Natalie Victoria, Eden Malyn
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Mike (Michael McKiddy) wakes up in the middle of a zombie attack. Since he’s coherent and of normal intelligence, it takes him a bit to figure out that he’s a zombie himself. In fact, it’s only when he runs into Brent (Ross Kidder) who is in the same condition that he realizes it. While a normal zombie movie happens around them, with Jeremiah (Thomas Galasso) as the classic hero, Mike and Brent join forces to tell Mike’s former girlfriend Ellie (Natalie Victoria), whom Mike wanted to propose to before his death,  how he really feels about her.

Deadheads is at times a little silly, but it’s also very funny. Where Shaun of the Dead focused of the comedy in zombie movies, DeadHeads focuses on the romance* – and that works suprisingly well.

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