Amock: The French Student Film that Out-Cloverfields Cloverfield

Okay, maybe that's a little hyperbolic, but this little genre gem — which follows two teens, a camera, an evil book, and chompy, chompy beasties — carries a potent charge.


Made by a quartet of French art students — Francois Vico, Martin Vaissie, Sarah Matuszak, and Xavier Goubin — Amock sets two ne'er-do-wells against an increasing tide of beasts. While it doesn't end quite as solidly as you'd want (check out the alternate, much better ending), Amock does more than most flicks like this: it actually manages to scare.

There are a bunch of behind-the-scenes featurettes over at the film's official site — they are, however, entirely in French, so bonne chance with all that — but here's a modeling turn-around of the monsters:

(Via Undead Backbrain)



Ah why can more horror movies manage that quality? That was really good. I wasn't sure what it was showing in the alternate ending in the distance. Were those large shapes something the creature's built?