Super Zero: A Bad Ass Journey Into Awesomeness (2014) – By Misty Layne

Oh my gosh, what can I say about Super Zero? I can definitely say this – Super Zero is the most uplifting zombie film I’ve ever watched. Like, having watched it, I feel better about being me. That’s the kind of film this is. And it’s hard to make that kind of film within the confines of a zombie movie.

Only 15 minutes long, Super Zero packs quite a punch. Humanity has just discovered water on Mars and our hero, who thinks he’s a big zero, has just found out that he has brain cancer. After consideration, he decides to tape a final goodbye (in which he finally says hello to the girl he desperately has a crush on) and kill himself. However, it seems that it’s just not his time to go – the rope he’s using to hang himself with breaks just in time for him to see the return of the rocket that discovered water on Mars. Well, see it return, crash and burn. Then we flash forward 29 days later. Our hero is wandering the desolate streets where he informs us that there was life on Mars after all – well, at least some crazy virus carried in the water that decimated mankind. He eventually wanders into a warehouse and finds a group headed toward a safe house set up by the military. And guess what? His crush is in the group! Yay! I don’t want to ruin what’s next but our zero hero may not be quite the zero he thinks he is…in fact he might be the biggest badass on the face of the planet.

I have a lot of love for this short. I loved the story. Like I previously said, it was incredibly uplifting and inspiring and had some unique takes on the aspect of a zombie virus. The cinematography was great – a couple of shots were done from the zombies’ point of view which was both awesome and ewwww!!! at the same time. Love the actors – especially Chuckles (don’t ask – just watch). Poor, insane Chuckles. Tsk, tsk.

We all know I’m a huge fan of short films done well and I couldn’t be more pleased with this one. This is one I’d absolutely love to see turned into a feature. I’d watch the hell out of it. If you want to learn more about Super Zero: A Bad Ass Journey Into Awesomeness, check out their Facebook page today! –