Review: Antisocial / Cert: 18 / Director: Cody Calahan / Screenplay: Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan / Starring: Michelle Mylett, Cody Ray Thompson, Adam Christie, Ana Alic / Released: January 27th
Antisocial revolves around a destructive virus that runs amok one New Year’s Eve. Just as a group of friends are planning to have the ‘best party ever,’ things take a turn for the creepy. Having to barricade themselves indoors, the group’s only contact with the outside world, not to mention information on the pandemic, is via phones, laptops and social media. With fear and paranoia taking over, the group don’t know who to trust or just how the virus is spreading.
Despite having what sounds like a generic plot pulled from one of many horror film templates, Antisocial does boast some rather unique elements and twists to its storyline. To go into them here would be diving into spoiler territory, so excuse us if we seem a little vague. Still, the main reveal is painfully clear right from the opening moments of the film, and you do often feel as if the only people who aren’t in the know are those on screen.
Antisocial begins as a grimy, dirty looking film that has a fair amount of believability and realism in its delivery and performance. Unfortunately, the longer the film goes on, the more illogical and convoluted everything becomes…
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