2011 - 82 mins. - Not Rated
D: Justin McConnell
C: John Fantasia, Steve Vieira, Lise Moule, Anna Ross, Vincent Thomas
A family heads out to the country to escape the madness of the city as the world falls victim to a devastating force that is killing off everyone, but are they any safer? Has this force followed them? And could could that be the least of their problems as they have to fight off ordinary citizens who have turned into crazed killers?
Intriguing film where the story feels more like the sub-plot in a bigger film, but it still has enough interesting and unique story tangents to make for satisfying entertainment. The Collapsed starts out a little slow, but once The Collapsed gets going, it doesn't let up. The most admirable quality is that The Collapsed doesn't play it safe. The Collapsed takes risks and makes bold moves that result in an unpredictable film that's sure to keep people on the edge of their seat. Any and all characters are at risk of falling prey to the escalating violence that is unfolding in the film. The Collapsed is an effective, highly suspenseful film, because it understands the basics of what causes unease and terror in a film. The Collapsed manages to have a few strong scenes of character development. Since there is an investment with the characters, it makes the film's suspense all the more palpable. The music score also helps to heighten the film's tension. And the camera work creates this sense of frenzy which makes the horror all the more real and immediate. While there is flaws in the execution of the film's story, The Collapsed is a genuinely scary horror film that delivers on thrills, chills and suspense.