Here Alone is far more like 28 Days Later than it is anything that Romero ever created.
|SHE LOOKS LIKE MAGGIE FROM TWD IN THIS PIC.|
|YOU SHOULD HAVE CAPPED THEM BOTH AND MOVED ON.|
The first 20-minutes of the movie has almost no dialogue, and is just Lucy Walters traipsing around the woods alone in survival mode, and never once did it feel odd or make us itch for something to happen. Both she and the situation felt real to us, and that right there is what many genre flicks never seem to get right.
The sad part about this movie though is that it's going to leave some Horror fans who love a good Post-Apocalyptic zombie flick wanting, as it's fairly light on bloody zombie action. At its heart, Here Alone is a story about survival and loss, and a stripped-down one at that. It's a movie about relationships, and how even at the end of the world mistrust and jealousy can have dire consequences.
That's not to say that it's not intense or scary at times, because it is. That stuff is just downplayed in favor of interpersonal drama is all.
It's also a rather somber movie, as we learn what happened to Ann's husband and baby via flashbacks throughout the movie. Seeing as you know she's alone at the beginning, you also know that those flashbacks are going to cover some traumatic and heartbreaking ground.
We had no issue with the movie's minimalist approach and quieter tone, and in fact we really liked it, but the ending irked the shit out of me. I get why it ended that way, and it makes sense from Ann's standpoint, but what the hell, Ann?
|THEY DO LOOK COOL WHEN YOU SEE THEM THOUGH.|
|SHE'S BEEN FLOATING IN A LAKE FOR A YEAR?|
It's definitely worth a rental if you like Horror flicks that have a somber tone about them.
Here Alone is available now on VOD.
Lucy Walters. Girl can survive, and she's fiery hot.