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Quoggers

A hilarious horror film that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
5/5

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Written and directed by Adam Tyler, ‘Quoggers’ is a comical sci-fi horror film that follows 4 young people who camp in the woods in the wake of an asteroid strike. A humorous short that doesn’t take itself too seriously. ‘Quoggers’ doesn’t shy away from imitating mainstream sci-fi/horror movies and poking fun at the genre. A truly hilarious watch from start to finish.

The 22-minute film opens with an asteroid on target towards Earth, before crashing in the woods. The short introduces us to Brett (Bailey Pilbeam) and Zara (Isabelle Albutt), who are making-out in the woods. Passion quickly concludes when a mysterious alien creature captures Zara and covers Brett in a gunge-like fluid. Back at camp, we see Dan (Blake Aidan) and Rachel (Jodie Bennet) playing scrabble – they soon become worried about the whereabouts of Brett and Zara. Act 2 follows Rachel and Dan’s romance – albeit intertwined with fighting off a possessed Brett and his subsequent alien incarnation.

Despite being a low-budget sci-fi horror, ‘Quoggers’ manages to keep viewers engaged with comical effects and highly entertaining characters. Cinematography, editing, music and sound is delivered with a professional finish. High praise to all the cast, particularly Blake Aidan (Dan) and Jodie Bennet (Rachel) – a match made in comedy heaven. Narratively, Tyler excels in maintaining witty humour from Act 1 until the closing credits. A very funny watch – albeit a little grotesque. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

A group of four young people camp out in the woods. While in the woods, one couple are attacked by unseen creatures, who then turn on the remaining couple back at the campsite. What begins as a harmless night of discount alcohol becomes a fight for survival against a growing horde of pint sized creatures.
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Director(s): Adam Tyler
Writer(s): Adam Tyler
Cast: Bailey Pilbeam, Blake Aidan, Isabelle Albutt, Jodie Bennet
Producer(s): Rob Hellenburgh
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Runtime: 22 min

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Quoggers

A hilarious horror film that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Adam Tyler, ‘Quoggers’ is a comical sci-fi horror film that follows 4 young people who camp in the woods in the wake of an asteroid strike. A humorous short that doesn’t take itself too seriously. ‘Quoggers’ doesn’t shy away from imitating mainstream sci-fi/horror movies and poking fun at the genre. A truly hilarious watch from start to finish.

The 22-minute film opens with an asteroid on target towards Earth, before crashing in the woods. The short introduces us to Brett (Bailey Pilbeam) and Zara (Isabelle Albutt), who are making-out in the woods. Passion quickly concludes when a mysterious alien creature captures Zara and covers Brett in a gunge-like fluid. Back at camp, we see Dan (Blake Aidan) and Rachel (Jodie Bennet) playing scrabble – they soon become worried about the whereabouts of Brett and Zara. Act 2 follows Rachel and Dan’s romance – albeit intertwined with fighting off a possessed Brett and his subsequent alien incarnation.

Despite being a low-budget sci-fi horror, ‘Quoggers’ manages to keep viewers engaged with comical effects and highly entertaining characters. Cinematography, editing, music and sound is delivered with a professional finish. High praise to all the cast, particularly Blake Aidan (Dan) and Jodie Bennet (Rachel) – a match made in comedy heaven. Narratively, Tyler excels in maintaining witty humour from Act 1 until the closing credits. A very funny watch – albeit a little grotesque. Highly recommended.

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Brief Synopsis

A group of four young people camp out in the woods. While in the woods, one couple are attacked by unseen creatures, who then turn on the remaining couple back at the campsite. What begins as a harmless night of discount alcohol becomes a fight for survival against a growing horde of pint sized creatures.
Quoggers Short Film e1651580319252

Credits

Director(s): Adam Tyler
Writer(s): Adam Tyler
Cast: Bailey Pilbeam, Blake Aidan, Isabelle Albutt, Jodie Bennet
Producer(s): Rob Hellenburgh
Director of Photography:
Animation:

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Genre: , ,
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Year:
Runtime: 22 min
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