I felt as though this film stood out in the heat as being the most overall complete work. This was produced well on all fronts. Others in the heat that were obviously well made films still had a technical issue or two, particularly noticeable with audio. This one however, had great cinematography, clear and consistent audio/sound design and was cut together really well, with great performances by all cast.
As another Ultra entry in this heat, I think they did well to utilise such a talented young girl. Her performance really was great. Whether she was being downright adorabe or super sinister with a her little giggles and laughs, she had the audience on the edge of their seats.
This was a more subtle than expected film for its genre, but I think it played out well, as it didn't call for buckets of blood at every turn but still leaned into the death and panic of the scenario. The deaths were all varied as well and were shocking or silly or both which was great for the comedy side of things which Jovial seem to do so well.
When compared to their film from last year, it doesn't feel as though it has quite as much of a fleshed out story, but in saying that, it was still very concise/contained with an interesting beginning to kick off the chaos and a very definitive conclusion, which I think took the entire audience by surprise, judging by the reaction. And the simpler story worked well into their genre in any case.
These guys continue to show their talents in all aspects of filmmaking and again they were my favourite of the heat.