Amazing Zombie Short Film PERISHED Crawls Online

Simon de Bruyn, Contributing Writer
After playing at SXSW last year, Australian zombie short Perished has finally made its way online for the rest of the world to see. Written, directed and produced by Stefan A. Radanovich and Aaron McCann (the latter the co-creator of the It's a Snap ad that we loved at Twitch) the short is four slices of awesome. And brutal.

Amidst a zombie outbreak a broken man on the run seeks refuge in a shed and accidentally locks himself inside. Isolated, alone and low on supplies, he is quickly stripped of all his humanity as he struggles to survive. As the days go by the deteriorated man must rebuild his inner strength to escape and finally confront his ultimate fear.

Check it out below.
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  • Michael Lang

    Well done until it's predictable ending.

  • Snoop Lion

    I found it a massive surprise. Hopefully other readers did too.

  • Mr. Cavin

    Well, never minding that this is nearly the exact ending that started it all (rather the zombie movie version of the old "the invaders were killed by our Earth water!" saw), it's also very much a boilerplate reduction of the typical zombie denouement as well: That no matter how bad the mindless monsters are, it's the regular people who turn out to be the real problem. I'm not sure that there even are any zombie stories that do not pivot on this simple and overused bit of irony. At least I can't think of one.

    I also liked it until the ending; though I could have used a little less in the way of zombie sound effects along the way, too. Guess all these zombies were still breathing, huh? Rahrr rahrr.

  • Snoop Lion

    I enjoyed it regardless. It builds on its predecessors well. Thankfully we don't have to be students of an entire genre to enjoy one thing from it. All cinema is derivative so that's not really something I let stand in the way of my enjoyment.

    Thanks for the input though. I keep realising the longer I write for Twitch that I have more of a wide-eyed approach to watching things than others. I can only hope this reflects others' experience, and adds more wide ranging opinion to the site.

  • Sebo McPowers

    Hm.

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