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Ascension (2013)

category: short
great britain, 31 min.

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Starring:
Jacky Fellows ... Annie
Susan Hawkins ... Penny
Laura Childs ... Sally
Sam Knight ... Carl
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Mark Rathbone ... Eddie
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ZMDB rating: 9/10 (1 votes)
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18 months have passed since the world succumbed to the zombie apocalypse. In the village of Blackwell, humanity still manages to cling on to life. They send out search teams to find other survivors. One team gets captured by another group of survivors. The Blackwell group must convince the other of their good intentions. Can they build trust between them? What exactly does Ascension mean? And what is the truth about all this?

Zombometer rating: 5 / 5
Who can you trust in a world of zombies?


Movie keywords:
horror, short film, survival, post-apocalyptic
added: april 23th 2015 20:02:30,  last modified: april 23th 2015 20:13:14
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They're Climbing A Stairway To . . . A Great Short Film

Ascension turned out to be one of those great things. . . an excellent zombie short. It's nice to see films that star older individuals once in awhile. The pace of Ascension is deliberate and it doesn't rush things. Not that there isn't a lot of tension in the film. In fact, there's tons of it and the slower pace adds to that tension as viewers wait for the inevitable other shoe to drop. The make-up for the zombies when they appear is very well done. Silent Studios, who did the make-up, sure as hell know what they are doing. The ending is at once both memorable, bitter and tragic. Ascension compares well to an excellent episode of The Walking Dead. Ascension merits a rating of 9 out of 10.
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