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‘The Code’ Proves Even Monsters Have Manners… Or Not

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January 27, 2012

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‘The Code’ Proves Even Monsters Have Manners… Or Not

A seemingly innocent and (unfortunately) fully clothed date night soon turns into a full out movie monster dispute for two lovers as a horde of zombies square off against a weed whacker wielding (say THAT three times fast) psychopath for who gets dibs on the “victims.”

That’s the premise behind THE CODE, a short film originally put together for the Splatterfest Film Festival in Houston where it managed to snag quite a few awards. As a concept, the short is actually pretty funny and even manages to pull off some in-jokes for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Shaun of the Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Overall I thought these elements could have been played up a bit more for comedic effect, but nonetheless it offers a few laughs. Actually, I’d love to see this kind of film on a larger scale… sorta like Smokin’ Aces, but with monsters and slashers instead of hitmen.

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Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.