Made for tuppence ha’penny by first-time writer/director Marc Price, Colin is like an amateur art house student movie.
Half the time interior scenes are so dark you can’t really make out what is going on but as the narrative is so confused anyway it doesn’t actually matter.
Colin (Alistair Kirton) is a rather timid zombie who wanders the streets like a bemused bystander as chaos reigns around him. While the rapidly diminishing proportion of the population who haven’t been bitten do battle with the hordes of the undead trying to eat them, Colin’s distraught sister Linda (Daisy Aitkens) is trying to find and ‘save’ Colin. But Colin is deep into zombiedom, craving human flesh while trying to hold on to the fleeting memories he has of being human.
Marc Price says he has no delusions of grandeur and only ever set out to “make a movie shot on a camcorder by a group of friends…and that’s exactly what it is”.
It’s admirable he managed to get nationwide distribution for Colin and he makes imaginative use of his limited resources, but don’t expect flash special effects or great story telling from what is basically a home movie.