Similarly, with Cody Calahan’s fun and bloody Antisocial, being released on DVD on January 28th, 2014 by Breaking Glass Pictures, a group of friends find themselves facing down a zombie-like virus that infects them via excessive online viewing.
While the statement on the dangers of media and overreliance on the internet is a bit obvious here, Calahan works with a steady pace and detailed eye making the viewing experience, as a whole, a truly enjoyable one. A gruesome scene involving surgery on a squirming yet determined patient and the use of a brightly hued strand of Christmas lights as a weapon add visual fuel to this fire, as well.Vestiges of well known terror flicks such as Night of the Living Dead and Cabin Fever are present here due to the plot circumstances. The main characters, a group of college friends, are isolated in a house together when the outbreak hits. The nice twist, though, is that everyone, despite their faults, cares about each other. Watching them work, hard, to help each other survive adds a nice poignance to the material and points to Calahan’s skill in working with his cast.
As the determined heroine, Sam, Michelle Mylett radiates with a nice sense of grit and innocence. Cody Ray Thompson, Adam Christie and Ana Alic all deliver as her fellow victim/friends, as well. Ry Barret, well known for such independent Canadian horrors as Desperate Souls, Psycho Ward and When A Tree Falls, compels with a star making charisma as the headstrong Chad, as well. Its a smaller role than the others, but Barret makes every moment of his screen time count.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!