Nuclear Neighbourhood

Nuclear Neighbourhood Poster

Synopsis

Nuclear Neighbourhood is a Independent feature horror comedy film written & directed by Matt J Oliver. Produced by Megan Schultz & Matthew J Oliver from Oliverschultz Film ltd.

Nuclear Neighbourhood surrounds three teenagers. Lizzy, a female punk rocker, Dan a regular ordinary guy and Eugene a typical nerd. Together they live in a small suburban neighbourhood in the fictional town of West Lark. There’s a strange mysterious large house in the neighbourhood that everyone is curious about, for good reason… Weird flashes of light appear in the sky over the house at night on a regular basis. People are disappearing from the neighbourhood at an alarming rate. One night Dan’s girlfriend Sandra is kidnapped in a van. The three friends soon discover that Sandra must have been taken to the strange house and now they must break in to rescue their friend. What awaits them inside the house is a labyrinth of toxic traps and something even deadlier is happening in the basement. Will they survive? Or will it be a Nuclear Nightmare..?

Trailer

The Video Review

The Written Review

First of all, I would like to extend my apologies to Matt for the tremendous delay. He sent us this film before they released it in Summer 2014 and we managed to drop the ball pretty hard. Fortunately, Matt is a real cool guy and reminded us to finish the work – which we did! As a small consolation for the lateness of this review, I decided to also give it the video review treatment!

Now, on to the review. I’m not real sure where to start with NN – it’s definitely a campy movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but there are some serious moments. Things start off quickly with scenes of an eerie mansion and a shady van patrolling the ‘hood, undoubtedly up to no good. Of course, there’s a quick kidnapping by a creep and soon the friends of the misplaced step up to solve the crime.

Upon entering the house, the group encounters a menagerie of bizarre situations and characters, ranging from silent knife wielding wackos to resident mutant rocker Bud. The group manages to stumble across the way to access the obligatory basement laboratory, and have a chance to rescue the damsel and end the horror show that is plaguing the neighborhood!

There were some great camera angles, characters, and lines. We really thought the CGI was impressive (if a little cheesy, but hey, you actually did some post work). The music added a TON to the atmosphere as well. There are some minor issues with pacing and plot development, but if anything it adds to the campy and grungy feel of the flick. I got the same vibe I got from other great B-movie fare like The Toxic Avenger and other Troma masterpieces.

Overall, we found NN to be an enjoyable movie, especially if you are a fan of B-movies and campy horror. It was a worthy candidate for our first *International* independent film submission! I would like to extend kudos to Matt for incorporating CG effects into the film – something that I have yet to attempt. Meeting Bud was a trip and I think that he’s definitely got a future in the series. This definitely should be a series. I’m thinking about a 4-5 film story arc with promotional tie-ins.

3/5 Reels
Squid Rating
This movie emits a warm and enjoyable radiation!

SquidFlicks turns 7

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In an unrelated note, I turn 23. SquidFlicks is old. I am older. Thanks for all the fun, peeps.

As for birthday content – nobody cares when you turn 23. Not even Taylor Swift. She stopped counting at 22.

As a fresh faced 7-year-old, SquidFlicks will face new challenges, like the reduction in nap time and the possibility of losing recess. There will also be more movies to review, and a huge queue of unfinished content to attend to.

As a decrepit 23-year-old, I will face a quarter-life crisis and refuse to reach age-appropriate developmental milestones, forever embracing my inner child. God help us both.

In more positive news:

It’s October, that magical time of year – Halloween is just around the corner. You know what that means, right? The big sweepstakes!*

Just make sure you purchase items with the SquidFlicks logo, and tune in on the 31st for the drawing. I think we’re all going to be big winners this year….

*there isn’t a sweepstakes, but we’ll try and get some stuff done. =)