Screamers Anonymous

Average: 2.2 (5 votes)
Auckland > 14



Obviously a young team so it was good to see a mature actor playing the Mayor but it was undermined by using a high school student as a high school principle(the gag where he yells at the bomber was great, but he could have just been a prefect instead of a principle). I felt like this film was trying to say something deep about local laws and the nature of humans, then they went and ruined it by including a title card explaining exactly what they were saying and it wasn't deep at all, it was literal, what a shame.

I recall when it seemed like every other film in this thing was a mockumentary, which always put a damper even on the good ones. That trend has definitely passed so it was great to be able to watch this film without that stigma. I really liked the idea, especially with it being based on a real law. I'm assuming that this is a newer team so while there were definitely things that could have been done more successfully I was more impressed with the potential they displayed. The story was solid and they had a good sense of humour. The style also is very forgiving of technical errors, so whether or not that was a motivating factor it was a sensible choice.

I'll be honest - this film was good when the subject was an allegory for something else (like a zero-budget Flashdance about screaming). But that final title card that explained the screaming law was real totally ruined that illusion, and took the gloss off the entire film.


​Interesting​ ​story​ ​about​ ​screamers​ ​(or​ ​homosexuality?)​ ​and​ ​a town​ ​that​ ​has​ ​outlawed​ ​them. Male​ ​lead​ ​was​ ​a​ ​highlight..​