Director: J. T. Seaton.
Writers: J. T. Seaton, and Brad Hodson.
George’s Intervention had its premiere at Dragon Con’ in Atlanta this summer and currently the film is moving around on the film festival circuit. A little more attention needs to be given to George’s Intervention as writers Brad Hodson and J. T. Seaton show a flare for well-written dialogue. The film is witty, sly, and overall a general joy to watch. One of the best horror-comedies to come out of 2009 George’s Intervention is more like watching a well-crafted play than a mere movie.
The film unravels quickly with a noisy roommate being offed by an unknown assassin. The film then changes pace with, yes, an intervention for George (Carlos Larkin). However, George is a zombie with a taste for human flesh. Ben (Peter Stickles), Sarah (Michelle Tomlinson), Francine (Shannon Hodson), and Steve (Eric Dean) are George’s friends who attempt to curb this flesheaters desire for more BRAINS! Unfortunately George does not get the message and random strippers, Mormons, and a door-to-door salesmen are the main course for several zombies in one very bloody movie.
George’s Intervention is low on the budget, but high on the laughs! The dialogue of the film is well-written and almost every spoken delivery is another joke, which is usually at the expense of one of the characters in thefilm. Very fun and light-hearted, George’s Intervention still manages to stay in the horror realm with many scenes of graphic gore and dismemberment occuring in the final climax.
The film blends horror with comedy in a well-written script. The protagonist and antagonist switch places to keep viewers on their toes. Also, the final climactic scenes ooze blood all over the walls, floors, ceilings (you get the point). Initially a sly comedy thefilm shifts gears in the final scenes to offer fans what they expect (lots of bloody shots)!
Only a few minor glitches show the difficulties of working within a budget, as the film takes place within two sets. As well, the film is almost totally devoid of exterior shots and the windows are boarded up and taped off to likely keep the outside world oblivious to the filmmaking process going on inside. Thefilm has a few flaws, but the film is so well-written that it almost seems best suited for a theatre production. Almost everyone in the cast seems to be from a well rehearsed acting troupe. Kudos to the cast for fine performances and to the writers already mentioned.
George’s Intervention is currently entertaining offers for distribution so a release date is likely still a ways off. However, a great deal of promotional material is available on the ‘net for those interested in this westcoast produced indiefilm . Horror fans really need to make a note of this one and once an official release date is announced that date will be proudly displayed here!
Writing/Plot and Story/Subject Material: 7.5.
Setting/Importance to Story/Camera Techniques: 5.
Overall: 6.66 out of 10 (like a continuous jolt to the funny bone).