Saturday, March 20, 2010

Alice Jacobs is Dead (Short Film)

Today at  the Saturday Nighmares Expo in Jersey City, my daughter and I had a chance to screen Alex Horwitz's award winning short film Alice Jacobs is Dead starring John La Zar and Adrienne Barbeau. This zombie love story had all of the elements that make cinema great, and in the short 21 minute run-time, it sucked everyone in and made you want more (which hopefully is in the works).

Plot/ Dr. Ben Jacobs saved the world. The drug he created allowed mankind to fight back against the Z-virus, which nearly destroyed civilization entirely. Now, in the aftermath of the crisis, he’s trying to cure the last victims of the virus. But what will happen when he brings his mysterious work home?

For me, seeing Adrienne Barbeau play a zombie and wreak havoc on some  people was amazing. She definitely steals the show. In all, this was a great film and much better than the majority of zombie films that are being churned out to ruin the genre. The special effects, the plot, the script, and the acting are all top notch. It is a shame that the movie lasted such a short time, another 90 minutes may have made it perfect! For screening schedules and other information, check out the website at

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1 comment:

  1. Glad you saw it and liked it. Alex Horwitz made a great short and hopefully we see a full length out of this.