If you're going to be somewhere when the zombie apocalypse breaks out then it may as well be Iceland given that the small population gives you at least semi-decent odds even if you are stuck on an island. This is where this short film is set as we see a young man walk up and prepare to head out for his day. We wonder why he is wearing pads and a mask but soon it becomes clear as dangers roam the seemingly deserted streets.
With nods to 28 Days Later, 2004's Dawn of the Dead and Resident Evil, this short film doesn't set out to reinvent but rather deliver a short punchy tale in a familiar genre. As such it is a straightforward affair with a conclusion that you can probably see coming but this should not take away from what it does well. What it delivers is the genre-standard running terror of zombies in a normal situation which is robbed of functioning society; it is a genre I feel frightened by very easily and so it was here as I thought the couple of condensed moments of horror and tension were very well done – absolutely familiar but still functions well.
So, although it is very much of the genre, it is effective for what it does and has a decent enough start/middle/end flow to it; sure it is limited by itself but with a tight running time it is in and out before it has a chance to really go stale.
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