Insanity
 
 
 
Review Count: 27
Average Rating: 4.7 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 15 minutes 44 seconds
 
Posted on: January 27, 2008
 
 
Film Description
WARNING: This film is not for children. Graphic material.

Strong Grisly Violence/Gore, Disturbing Images, Sexuality, Nudity, and Language

Are you ready for a completely new experience?

Stephen Cole is suffering from severe mental distress after his wife is raped and killed. His dreams are getting worse and more vivid as time goes on. Will his dreams consume him? Will his dead wife approve???

Cast: (In no order)
K4Ownzall ??? Doctor Grant
Josephkw ??? Stephen Cole
Mary Jo ??? Jennifer Cole
Rjanaconda ??? Chief and Detective Johnson
Kwistufa ??? Daniel Edburg
Cruise1970 ??? Officer 1
Amabeginzordawg ??? News Reporter
Pookashells ??? Officer 2

Mods:
Gore mod ask Samyhouse
Blood puddle 6 headed monster
Sun overlay
Lightning overlay Alex Bradley
All other overlays by me

Music/Sound Fx:
All sounds effects from sounddogs.com
Ave Maria
Charlie Clouser music
VNV Nation ??? Prelude (Last song)

I hope you guys enjoy it??? and remember??? GET READY!!!!
 
Reviews
- Toadflax

Trippy movie. Nice job.

Posted on February 26, 2008
- tsunamidog

Nice to see you still making acid-like movies. Their jusy my kind of thing.
*DIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!O NOES!!*
I totally dig how you took an ordanary horror plot and f**ked it up to the tenth power. Like the knife in the vagina scene...whoe. I didnt know wether to feel turned on or grossed out.
I also like how you slowly had him going insane through out the movie until the end when the hallucinations get the best of him. I know people complained about how they dont know why he's killed the police dude and the doctor and stuff. But i tihnk its just fine, he's not thinkin straight, and he's out to kill people! Hey man, the more dead people the better.

I personally thought this flick was very cool. Sweet job.

Posted on February 4, 2008
- FallenThomas

Well, I liked this movie, but there were several parts in the movie where I thought you were just throwing scenes in. Like the hallucination scenes, there seemed to be a lot of nudity and sexuality. There was no need for it. I understand you stated that there would be nudity and sexuality in the film, but I don't believe there was any part in this movie that needed that stuff. The music was great. Except one of the songs was from the movie "Dead Silence." The gore in this movie was excellent. Although the guys severed legs were in different pants and shoes, I still enjoyed it. The ending was not very satisfying, but I'm glad it didn't end with him pulling out two machine guns and killing all the cops! Overall, this movie deserves a decent 3 stars. Good effort!

Posted on February 3, 2008
- ratpug

excellent in every way shape and form!!!!!!

Posted on February 1, 2008
- Chris62

GOOD MOVIE
PLOT WAS GOOD.
NICE OPENING OF THE MOVIE.
NICE STORY & GOOD ENDING.
THE BAD
VO'S WERE LOW IN SOME PARTS.
IT SEEMED A LITTLE RUSHED.
AND THE COP WITH THE DREADLOCKS JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO FIT.
BUT I'M GIVE YOU 5STARS FOR ALL THE WORK & THE PLOT WAS GOOD.
Please watch fast if you get a chance thanks.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- deeb

Different. I liked it! Good mods! I liked it!

Posted on January 31, 2008
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

Oh man. I am impressed, shocked, entertained and sadly disappointed. I am impressed by all of the hard work, story and time that went into this film. I was entertained by the amazing opening and closing to the film. Exceptional ideas for story telling in both parts. I was sadly disappointed by the unsatisfying, rushed, underdeveloped and unpolished filler of a middle.

I truly wanted to get into this film. I was captured from the opening credits, but as the story rolled along, my smile was reduced by the sense that this film was rushed to be released. To listen to dialog like that and say �??Yes, sounds great!�?? is poor directing. Don't get me wrong, the performances were ok, but the recordings and volume killed the captivity you want from your viewers. This, as well as other aspects, blurred the story structure and lost me in the story flow.

The premise and feel of this film, I totally got and applaud the film maker for his great ideas. Unfortunately, as a whole film, it just didn't seem to work for me.

Also, I believe you used a copyright protected song. Be careful using other artists hard work without permission, as it may be your films undoing.

Overall, a great idea for a story that missed the mark due to the lack of polishing.

Good luck on future projects!

Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on January 30, 2008
- MichaelWallek

Woah! Great, its very good

Posted on January 30, 2008
- insanewarrior69

Deeper...

Posted on January 29, 2008
- Victaa

Pretty amazing stuff. I love the beginning, the story was great, and scary as hell. Music matched it perfect. Kinda unbelivable at the end, but he is insane, so nothing wrong there. Good job.

Posted on January 29, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Alright first I want you to know, I love thriller and this one definitely is a good one. You shocked! You scared! and you had a good plot.
But I felt something was missing and after a bit of thinking just realizing what I just saw I noticed what it was. It's the details "Insanity" is lacking on. Like I said I liked the plot, but I felt so rushed, no details. If you would've made this a 2 part or at least 25-30 min film it would have been good, but it lost so much tension because it felt rushed. As Stephen went to the jail there was no tension because all went so fast and like I said it felt like a rush. Also I felt "Insanity" lacks of love to detail from the costumes to a few little mistakes like when stephen left the docs "apartment"(how you made us believe as he entred) he left into a suburb with green streets. oO These are all minor things, but things that are distracting if there are a lot of them. You lost the one star not because of the costumes or apartment thing, but because of the rushed feeling.

I felt like I really had to explain why only 4 stars because like i said, I love thriller, and "Insanity" is one of the best ones on TMO!

Posted on January 29, 2008
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie..

Film on!!

Posted on January 29, 2008
- jase180

Ok, I spent most of the afternoon thinking on and off about this reveiw and how i would go about wording it. So here goes.

****Spoilers, I'm sure****** (He didnt say not to post them :) ok )

The Good. I really liked the opening shot on the grass and the bookend shot at the end, which is where i woulda have ended it. I liked the use of music in the right spots and I liked the idea behind the story.

The bad.

In a film like this, the viewer needs to has some feel of reality when its presented, things like a cop with full on dreads, a guy just walking into a jail with a convicted killer of such hi degree didnt work at all. The bit with the knife and the..well the bit with the knife and the girl didnt work for me, shock over story in this case and I had to go back and watch the following few minutes because it was pretty much horror p.o.r.n, something I hate personally. While i get the intent of the scene, the delivery was all wrong. Now, I liked the guy feeling the insanity growing inside, but felt alot of it was forced and some of the killing didnt make any sense. See Se7en as the example in this case. Less can be more. The video overlay was used all wrong and didnt fit, something that could have been easily fixed.

I got the feeling some of the gore was there just to hi-lite some groovy mods, but i think things like the crawling scene was brilliant, minus the guy reacting with the in game scared sound, that would have been a fairly creepy scene.

I felt the backdrop in the "hell" scenes fell short and really took away from feeling we should have gotten. Again, if it had ended on the same scene as the opening, that would have , for me, been way more powerful.

I felt like the rush to killing time feed the main characters, via the director, bloodlust, and while I liked the b line of her being in his mind they way she was, I really feel that this coulda been darker and less "Look its bloody and gory".

With a film like this, timing is everything and within this medium of storytelling , less will always be more when youi can rest on creating a feeling and a mood without going for the gore shot that borders fetish p.o.r.n

I felt some scnes did creat a stong mood and the music helped that happen, however, i saw so much potential not realized with some of the execution of the storytelling. I would watch another film by you, for sure, because what I see is a talented filmmaker who just missed the mark on this. yes its a gory, but that will never carry a film like this. Creating a mood and making us, those watching, feel that mood, will alway resonate longer. Overall, this 3 star is not a reflection of talent or your abilities, infact, I was hard pressed not to hold you a higher standard because i saw elements of great filmmaking here, but i felt they got wasted in order t shock and repulse. So many opportunities with this kind of film.

I really hope my reveiw is not seen as a slight, but as a sign of honest encouragement. I think, in the end, Horror p.o.r.n is not ever going to be a method of storytelling that makes much sense, as if you aim to just gross people out, well, many other ways to do that.

I get the point was to make a gory film, but again, see Se7en for the gold standard in this genre. Its not what you show, its how you tell.

Posted on January 28, 2008
- goofparade

Another ambitious story with good customisation, overlays, and of course the trademark gore. All of it well executed and produced with a lot of demanding
acting skills and music present to sustain the intensity.
Those elements came together for the most part with the exceptions of a few music segments which to me, semmed slightly incongruous... on the other hand the opening music was sensational and I would have liked to hear more of it.

The vo's were mostly excellent, once or twice the levels got screwy. The sound effects were a big plus and the sound design in general was a big factor in my enjoyment of this film. You really can create a lot of creepyness with audio.
Overall, very good work.

gp

Posted on January 28, 2008
- OcelotFilms

Well, honestly, as to plot, you lost me at 8:50. He becomes unsympathetic, compounded by 11:40. It's already tragedy enough, with the premise you have. The gore didn't bother me, that's not my point, it's the overall transformation story arc.

Techically, perfect, and 5 star editing, scoring etc. I just don't buy the plot, at those points. If it's going to be a revenge plot, make it one, not "Against all comers." By Minute 12, he needs a SWAT Team outside, since he's at the top of the A-list of perpetrators. I'd have cut 12 to 13, and left it on the floor. 5 Stars anyway, for pulling a project of this magnitude together, and for the sheer brilliance of the concept, and all the effects. But Plot, for me, 3. Your actors, and all the modding, and FX were the saving grace of this, which has the potential to be a masterwork, and I'm sure others will receive it as such. The Ending was Grand, and fitting.

Posted on January 28, 2008
- nukester

That was truly out of this world stuff dude! terrific vo performances and great use of scenery and mods to give this a unique visual feel! The story and pacing was very intruiging and the ending was mindblowing!!

Keep up the good work and until the next time,

Nuke Well in Insanity!!!!

Posted on January 28, 2008
- rjanaconda

Insane!

Very good story and great mods the enhance that story. Music was great but not too good as to be distracting. I thought the free cam was used effective esp. the opening sequence. Soundfx were top notch.

Posted on January 28, 2008
- thebiz

There are a lot of highs and a few lows in this physcological gore fest. Samyhouse has mentioned a lot of the highs and I agree that the sound, excluding the vos, was perfectly executed. The vos were a mishmash of qualiy and performance, some good, others not so much. As the lead, JosephK's performance was very good but the quality of the recording was distracting and somewhat detrimental.

Editing highs (in my opinion) included the intro and conclusion which had great use of freecam and good scenery used to set the moods. I also enjoyed most (there were a few extra knife waves that were of no use) of the death of Edburg scenes including the morning discovery of his cell as well as the Doctor Grant scenes. On the other hand, the death of detective Johnson was not executed very well and almost seemed a bit comic.

The story/plot is solid with the tone providing an intriguing highlight. While theres enough blood and gore here to satisfy the horror crowd the tone is more one of bizarre unease than of fear. It reminded me a good bit of the movie Brain Dead (a fine flick). I enjoyed the scenes at home with the wife sitting on the couch and the glimpse of her walking up the stairs. It really established the vibe well. However, I thought the sex scene was more confusing than effective in this area.

I am torn between 4 and 5 five stars. This is definitely a movie worth the time spent watching it. One of the better horrors I have seen lately with an interesting mood created throughout and excellent use of sound. However, some of the sloppily edited scenes keep me from the 5. Overall a very good flick.

Posted on January 28, 2008
- samyhouse

First of all, There is no mods from me in your movie lol Those gore effect are from Walvince.
Now I'll talk about the movie:
Let's start with the bad points.
-I think you forgot something between the inspector murder and the police arriving...well I guess you thought it has no importance because it's not the first aspect you wanted to devellop, but it still shock.
-So now the cops would shoot a murderer asleep and unarmed...Even if they want to revenge, I don't think They'll do it...
That's all for the bad points...goood :)
Now what was absolutely terrific in it was the sound aspect! Wow! It make us real feel...bad lol and that's soooo goood!
The introduction (or call it open sequence) was absolutely incredible! Everything was perfect! music, cam angle, titles etc...Brilliant! (Even if some cam angle were not well choosen during the rest of the movie as we could see the "end of the sets" sometimes).
This movies is 15 min long, but It has passed very fast I must say! And that's how we know it's a good movie (in my opinion). I wasn't bored at all!
Good job and keep doing movies, I love your work!

Posted on January 27, 2008
- RavensFan_09

Sick stuff, man. In a good way, though. The VA'sdid some great performances, even though a few were hard to hear, and well, of course the mods were uhhh... gory. The music was great as well. Overall, a pretty awesome bloodfest, and there's nothing wrong with that!

Posted on January 27, 2008
- artorious

This is a pretty amazing piece of work.
The direction was executed very well. Each of the VA's is to be commended on such great performances. There were a few glitches with the VOs but nothing serious.
Your use of mods is great.
I loved the ending. Just a great job done here my friend.

Posted on January 27, 2008
- cruise1970

WOW, what a film!!!

A very sick, sadistic but very creative storyline. The death of the loved one haunting the companions living driving him insane. Very fitting title for movie. Voice Actors were wonderful bringing the characters to life. Music was perfectly chosen for the scenes adding drama and suspense. Wonderful use of free cam and great editing of film. Sound effects were perfectly chosen. Overlays and mods wonderfully used in film and matched the scenes.

Overall, I had very high expectations before viewing this film and you definitely went above and beyond. This film has all elements of a beautiful film acting, music, sound, editing, script writing and direction. In addition the story is very unique and in league of its own. I believe this will be the Best Horror Flick of 2008. Can't wait until your next film!!!

Posted on January 27, 2008
- simpsdog

Very impressive work! Great job setting a sense of dread in the beginning. Very good VO and music. Impressive mods too. My only critique would be that I thought the movie swayed from the psychological horror to a more violent horror at towards the end. Great job! Congrats to everyone involved. Continued success.

Can you please review my new movie: The Armor of God. Thanks.

Posted on January 27, 2008
- sickjoke

That was one of my favourite movies of all time (on tmo;)). anyway, the voice acting was incredible, the story was incredible, and most of all, the movie was incredible, thats gonna hit number 1 in the next couple of days, believe me! i liked the atmosphere, and that movie made me umcomfortable near the ending.
music 10/10
sound effects 10/10
acting 10/10
story 8/10
directed 10/10

that movie was amazing! five star from sick.joke definatly!
SICK.JOKE
P.S
please rate my new movie 'the story of kinaru'

Posted on January 27, 2008
- derbyrams

Very good horror! It was a bit slow at the start, but picked up by the half-way point. The title is great, it sums up what the whole movie is about.
The story was great. Really enjoyable.
Loved the way it came full circle at the end.
The acting is astounding, the direction is amazing, overall it was all amazing.
Very well executed. A very enjoyable horror here.
Overall: 9/10
Very good stuff dude. Great to see this finally out, well worth the wait!!!
Excellent story, excellent everything!!!
Highly recommended movie and two big thumbs up!!! Well done dude!
Really great to see you back at releasing movies!!!

Posted on January 27, 2008
- Active_Studios

What a film.
JoesphKw pulled it off, so was the rest of the cast.
The total stars is 5.
Don't waste it, lol, joking.

p.s. Check out one of my movies when you have time.
Thanks.

A_S

Posted on January 27, 2008
- pookashells

Your mind is truly twisted, my friend. Great story, great music. 5 stars!

Posted on January 27, 2008