Watched May 21, 2012
Adam Cook’s review:
Colin is famous for reportedly costing a mere £45 to make. Assuming the figure is true then it is an impressive feat but by conventional standards the film is rather lacking. Adding a much needed twist to a tired genre, Colin is told from the perspective of a recently turned dead-head. It’s not a unique twist with both I, Zombie and Wasting Away attempting to tell a story from the undead’s perspective but it does help make it stand out from the crowd.
Sadly, the new perspective doesn’t work well in story terms. There are no characters to speak of, merely masses of shuffling rotten meat which means the film can become pretty monotonous as it lurches slowly from one kill to the next. With no meat to the story it all becomes rather boring and you could quite easily watch the film on fast forward and you’d lose very little. A much needed family subplot is added but it is still poorly handled.
At least the handheld shaky-camera adds to the immediacy of the outbreak and the special effects are surprisingly decent given they had no money to work with. Even the performances are bearable despite the non-professional cast. It’s just a shame the script and story is so lifeless, if you pardon the pun.