I saw The Battery last night as part of Zombie Appreciation Night at Toronto After Dark. This is dark and comedic, and one of the best zombie genre films I’ve seen in a long while. It focuses primarily on the relationship of these two men who don’t start out as friends, but teammates. They have nothing really in common other than a desire to survive.
Go to the film’s web page at The Battery and buy the DRM-free film for $5 (or more). I saw it last night, and decided I needed to own it.
There’s a solid soundtrack that is often tied to a prop set of headphones. It works really nicely, and the director stated during the Q&A following this screening that the idea to score the film through the headphones didn’t even occur to him until editing. I never would have guessed… it worked that well.
The soundtrack also features Toronto’s Rock Plaza Central (Yep Roc), and Chris Eaton from the band was in the theatre to play a bit of ‘Anthem for the Already Defeated,’ a song which worked really well in this genre film.