Short Review: The Code (2011)
To start, ‘The Code’ was created for the Splatterfest Weekend of Mayhem in 2011 and was shot and edited in 54 hours. Yes, I said 54 hours! The short is only about six minutes long and it packs a lot of entertainment into that six minutes! Best of all, you can check out the entire short after this review!
This short beat out 28 other competing shorts in 11 categories taking awards for
Best Special Effects
Audience Favorite Film
Audience Favorite Story
Audience Favorite Kill
Audience Favorite Makeup.
The creators were given a set of elements that must be included in the short that included a Porn Star for a character, a weed eater must be used to kill someone and one of the characters had to use the dialogue “Are you enjoying this as much as I am?” and they accomplished this with ease.
The plot has a young couple obviously on their first date making small talk in the park. As things start to “heat up”, a bunch of zombies begin their attack out of the dark. But then appears a man in a mask wielding a weed eater! All the attacks stop and the zombies begin to argue with the masked killer over who’s night it is to be out killing. The lead zombie argues that they made a swap with the masked killer and all the changes were on the Google Calender. As they continue to argue a Vampire and Bigfoot jump in to partake in the killing, both also confused about whose night it is. Then Shaun, the zombie, pulls out “The Code” book to read up on the proper protocol for a bunch of killers stuck in this situation. I won’t spoil the end, but soon after a WHOLE bunch of Whoop Ass is unloaded!
Overall, ‘The Code’ is an incredibly fun and entertaining short film! After watching all 6 minutes you will be left wanting more. All aspects of this one are a hit, with this being an original and fresh twist on the average horror flick! Standing ovation to all those involved and we here at BNR hope to see more of their work! Be sure to check it out below AND DON’T FORGET to check your Google Calender before you show up to kill someone! otherwise it could get a little awkward!
So, without further ado, here is ‘The Code’