AFTERDEATH Film Review, Podcast & Trailer.
Directed By Gez Medinger & Robin Schmidt
Genre: Horror - Sci-Fi - Thriller
Where do you go to when you die? That’s the question AFTERDEATH seeks to answer and director Gez Medinger unveils a unique vision of where we go before being sent to heaven or hell. The horrible nightmare of this place for the group of people who arrive there is slowly revealed and offers the notion that the journey to eternal happiness and joy is rigged against them. The main issue is that sin is unavoidable. Even thought crimes of lust and envy won’t get past the gatekeeper in this limbo land. Robyn (Miranda Raison) is the more astute of the five lost souls and believes if she solves the problems of where they are she can return to the land of the living. Oh if it was only that easy. Andrew Ellard’s script cleverly turns a screw on Robyn and co. to make things increasingly worse the more they work out what is going on and where they are.
In some senses AFTERDEATH posits the ultimate Monkey’s Paw type outcome. For devout Christians believing their living a life worthy of God, they may find Ellard’s twist in logic too chilling a concept to comprehend. For those living for today because they believe there is no tomorrow it could be equally jolting.