In the world of web-distributed short films, it’s important to retain the audience’s attention for the entirety of the piece. Within six minutes, The Code piles a non-stop zombie-horde of horror homages and bleeds them to its advantage – capable actors bring an inventive script to life in an arc that is paced comfortably enough, and timed bite-sized enough (pun intended), to succeed in its intentions.
The Code is a respectable way for you to spend internet time; you’ve paid to see much worse in long-form. I’m hoping the 11 awards it won at Splatterfest 2011 open some doors up for this team – they deserve it.
Watch “The Code” here.
Director: Mark Blitch
Producers: Mark Blitch, Alan Tregoning & Jason Walter Vaile
Screenwriters: Alan Tregoning & Jason Walter Vaile
Starring: Tamara Voss, Taylor Brandt, Todd Terry, Daylon Walton, Kevin A. Green, Ben Cody Rogers