Automaton Transfusion Review
Written by: Survivor Type
I just returned from Screamfest, i only got a chance to see one of the flicks offered at this years screamfest, and that flick was "Automaton Transfusion". I was pretty excited since this was my first film festival experience, and i had a lot of fun, and the fact that the movie i saw.... kicked ass was just awesome. I got to meet director Steven Miller and he was a great guy, a lot of the actors were there to. Anyways on to the review.
The movie is very, very low budget, so if those kind of films bother you..... snap out of it. Because this flick.... to me, is what every zombie/ indie flick should be. Throughout the entire movie, which only clocks at about an hour and half, i was never bored...never. Once the zombies are introduced, they never leave.... and in a zombie movie that is a great thing. The directing by Steven Miller, was great. Especially with the budget he was working with ($30,000) and the whole film was shot in 9 days! The camera work is very fast paced and to me addded a sense of tension to the mix. There were a few minor issues with the picture at times, but i had such a great time with this flick, i can hardly complain. Director Steven Miller has got my vote, and i cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.
The acting was actually pretty good. Especially from the two leads Garrett Jones (Chris) and William Howard Bowman (Scott). Some of the acting was pretty questionable, as you would probably expect from a low budget horror flick, and this hardly lowers the entertainment level of this flick.
Now onto the gore. I will give a *SPOILER WARNING* just in case ya dont want the kills/gore scenes spoiled. I'll give a quick run down, bent in half body, eye impalment, a jaw ripped off (pretty nasty), heads ripped off, shotgun headshots galore, hammer to the head, some great chainsaw action, lots of eaten alive scenes, with messy aftermath shots, torn off limbs, lots of limb munching, needless to say there is lots of gore, and its great. There is also one scene that i wont discuss at all, but its the nastiest of the bunch, its actually quite shocking. This movie had so much gore it was amazing, again especially on the budget it had, the gore/ fx looked great. Good times.
So as you can tell i really enjoyed this flick, its just really fun and like every zombie film should be.... extremely gory. The directing was great the acting was good, and the gore/special effects were awesome. I cant say anything else but.... see this movie. Cant wait for part 2.