by JamesD | WickedChannel, Aug 4, 2013
How is this for a concept you are given a chance to fulfill a murder fantasy and film it. Well Zero Killed is about some people who were given that chance to re-enact a fantasy of killing someone and then down the road, years later they were asked about the experience, and what their thoughts are about death, murder and all that fun stuff. I have to be honest, there are some people in my life that I regret knowing but killing them, that is a different situation. But, this film no one really dies they just get to act it out, and I guess in that realm I would love to attempt that. This film raises a lot of questions about what is wrong and right, and executing someone.
This film starts off with a story about random people in 1996 getting the chance to film their own murder stories or wet-dreams, the only rule they are given was that they have to be the actor in it, they can be the murderer or the victim. Now, the film also covers when they meet the people several years later and start to talk about their films and ask what motivated them and talking about murder also. Not all the murders are alike, some are shootings, and some are torture and etc. The shorts range from powerful to just ok, but the film itself has a very strong message and would be very entertaining esp. after some of the events that have happened in our country in the last few years. This film has plenty of death scenarios, so if you want to see some violent bloodbath this is not your film. The main deal of this whole film is what death means and to hear from the people who shot the shorts that you get to see in bits and pieces.
If you are a fan of documentaries you will dig this, and if you are one of those people who watch CNN just for what violence has erupted in our world today, may want to see this film just to find out what can be in some people’s heads. This film may not be for everyone, but I really had fun with it for the most part, some of the interview stuff does get bogged down, but all in all this is a must watch for someone who is looking for something different and every wanted to harm another human being.
8 out of 10
by Ian Jane | Rock! Shock! Pop!, Aug 1, 2013
If you could get away with murder, would you? Not manslaughter, but murder. The pre-meditated kind. Obviously a lot of people have tried, and hopefully more have failed than not, but for the most part, even at our most outraged we know it’s not ‘right’ to kill. But what happens when you eliminate the prospect of being punished for your crime?
Filmmaker Michal Kosakowski, in 1996, started asking people about their feelings on murder, starting a dialogue on the specifics of what they would do, how they would do it and why they would do it and then, once that relationship was established, offering them the chance to act that out. Note that the key word there is act. He was, in short, giving people the opportunity to indulge their murder fantasies, but this did not come without a catch – they had to be actively involved and play either the killer or the victim. So from here, Kosakowski rounds up his group of people and basically has them create their own fake snuff/horror movies. He chooses people from different backgrounds, all of whom seem reasonably stable, and he lets them do their thing.
We see these short films, or at least enough of them, and then roughly ten years later we travels with Kosakowski as he catches up with them and picks their brains about how they feel about the subject since making their respective movies. We learn how their lives have changed in the years since the films were made and through some discussion learn how their opinions and views on things have been altered not just from the experience of the part they played but by current and world events as well. Of course, nobody interviewed or involved in the project has gone any sort of killing spree but it’s interesting to hear some justify and some counter the reasons for killing. (more…)
by Vincent & The Beard | Exorcast, July 19, 2013
Listen to the podcast review of ZERO KILLED on the occasion of the US-DVD release by Cult Epics.