Without spoilers, we review the horror anthology “The Isolation Horrors” released on April 25th, 2020. Also provide you with the full anthology link to watch it for free as it is released for public on YouTube.
Instead of wasting time in isolation, talented London based horror film makers created a horror film anthology about isolation amid the current virus outbreak lock down to help horror fans stay at home and be entertained!
The horror film anthology is Produced by Nicolai Kornum Created in isolation by M. W. Daniels, Emma Dark, Nicolai Kornum, Richard Wandworth, & John Whitaker.
About the plot:
After finding a bloody face mask in the street during an epidemic outbreak a concerned neighbour calls his home-isolating friends to check on them. Meanwhile the friends are experiencing their own horrors in their homes during lockdown.
“THE ISOLATION HORRORS” is a short film anthology intended for online release created by London-based filmmakers during home-isolation.
The five short films are made under the rules:
1 Shoot in your place of isolation;
2 Shoot on your phone;
3 Make horror films.
The five filmmakers came up with their own concepts, goals, style and expression under these rules creating five very different horror short films, using few resources and limited technical gear available, inspired by the lockdown, and strung together by producer Nicolai Kornum.
Short horror films included:
“GORYŌ” by EMMA DARK Produced, written, filmed, edited, visual effects & directed by EMMA DARK Composer M. W. DANIELS Cast EMMA DARK, ALFRED CLARKSON (voice) Japanese translation AYAKO TAKAHASHI, TOYOKO TANAKA
“ACROSS THE LANDING” by RICHARD MARKWORTH Produced, written, filmed & directed by RICHARD MARKWORTH Edited by NICOLAI KORNUM
“ANOMALOUS” by JOHN WHITAKER Produced, written, filmed & directed by JOHN WHITAKER Edited by JOHN WHITAKER & NICOLAI KORNUM
“GHOSTING ISOLATION” by M. W. DANIELS Produced, written, filmed & directed by MARTIN DANIELS Edited by NICOLAI KORNUM Cast: MR. DANIELS SENIOR, VICTORIA ARMANINI Music by M. W. DANIELS
“THE BLOODY FACE MASK” by NICOLAI KORNUM Produced, written, edited & directed by NICOLAI KORNUM Filmed by JOSH BRANDAO Music by 1i2c
Watch the Horror Anthology Now:
YouTube URL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJa7mSnxhs8
Show must go on seems to be the motto of the film makers behind Isolation Horrors as they made this anthology of horror films which feels very professional despite filmed during the current lock down period of Corona virus outbreak. 25 minutes long horror anthology is about film makers trapped in their homes as the country goes into lockdown to stop the spread of a contagious respiratory disease called COVID-19 (Corona Virus).
The film starts with a bloodstained face mask being in front of the producer and director Nicolai Kornum, who for some reason takes it inside his home to investigate. He gets worried about his friends and wants to know if the mask belongs to any of them. So, he video calls 4 of his friends and chats with them for a minute one by one. The short horror films of each 4 other film makers happen after the chat, in real time, as we get to see what they do after each 1 to 1 video call ends. The Bloody face mask film links all films together and also ends the anthology on a high note in the same way it starts it with fear and suspense.
Each short film seems to have some moral lesson for us as we all face the lock down due to the current outbreak. The Japanese horror inspired short film GORYŌ by Emma Dark seems to be a subliminal message to stay away from negative news, and social media. It also seems like a genuine psychological horror instead of a cheap jump scare filled film. Across The Crossing by Richard Markworth shows us how easily we can lose our mind if we don’t indulge in hobbies, positive thoughts and instead just keep thinking about the lock down. The third short film, Anomalous by John Whitaker is a great way of commenting on hoarders who hoard essential things like toilet papers without thinking about others. It shows that being a hoarder can also make you go crazy by playing with your mind. Film makes an impact with brilliant black and white tone used to make things creepier. The forth short film Ghosting Isolation by M.W. Daniels is a nice take on apparitions, and maybe even illusions or mind games thanks to the isolation. The fifth or the connecting film, The Bloody Face Mask by Nicolai Kornum is brilliant. It’s not just there to link all films and characters, but it also tells us why we shouldn’t touch anything on the road, and definitely why we shouldn’t bring any trash home. The mask film cuts when the other short films start but the transition is smooth thanks to the video call being the medium of introducing others. The space between two short films is filled by the mask film, and we get to see gradual progress of Nicolai’s film too.
The film feels like a horror film from the start and that’s thanks to the color tone, editing, and angles of the shots. The camera effects used, along with the lighting is spectacular. Music and sounds are haunting, and score by John Whitaker and M. W. Daniels helps makes the scenes exciting and creepy at the same time. The end product’s production value is exceptionally well when you consider how limited resources and crew was used due to the lock down. The acting by all the film makers and actors is fantastic, natural and make you like the characters a lot. From start to finish, the anthology is consistent and well-coordinated.
Overall, Isolation Horrors starts well and the excitement keeps growing as you get involved in the stories of five film makers trapped in their homes during the Corona virus lock down. They all not only entertain you, but also make you think about the approaches of each film maker during the lock down and why we need to avoid doing that. The horror film anthology The Isolation Fears is the result of well utilized time of lock down, and I am sure that even after the outbreak is over, it will be remembered as an example of how any situation can help a creator to create an art. This horror film anthology made the lock down a subject of horror, and created an entertaining anthology that will help more people to stay at home and learn some helpful lessons about the current situation.
Connect with the Creators:
Nicolai Kornum website: https://www.nicolaikornum.com/
Nicolai Kornum YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nicolaikornum/videos
Emma Dark website: http://www.emmadark.com/
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