Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DEAD RUSH (Review)

DEAD RUSH (2016)

review by AARON ALLEN

Directed by Zach Ramelan

Written by Gavin Michael Booth, Raven Cousens, Zachary Ramelan

Starring: Michael Moote, Raven Cousens, Charlie Hamilton, Caleigh Le Grand, Rich Piatkowski, Austin Duffy
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The zombie apocalypse gets up close and very personal this week at the Canadian Film Fest with the World Premiere of Zach Ramelan's zombie action-drama DEAD RUSH (9:30pm, Mar 31)


Based on the short film of the same name, DEAD RUSH presents one man's desperate fight and flight for survival during a zombie apocalypse, told entirely through the protagonist's first person perspective. Theoretically, this should put the audience in an intimate and action-packed front row seat for the end of the world. At least, that was the case in Ramelan's excellent and adrenaline-pumping short film (currently collected in the zombie anthology film Zombieworld). Unfortunately, I am very sad to report, the feature-length treatment of Dead Rush is dreadfully dull and stunted in scope. It squanders its POV gimmick by bogging down the story in sad melodrama instead of action.