Ah, the apocalypse. What was merely promised in the 1980s came close to reality for a generation in 2008. In fact, the end of the world started to look like the best option by 2011. That’s why it makes sense that two 20-something guys would stock pile weapons, build flamethrowers and plan for their post-apocalyptic gang (Mother Medusa) in the newly minted cult classic Bellflower.
The film, Evan Glodell’s feature debut, is actually a love story, a bromance, and a revenge film wrapped into one stunning package. And Bellflower’s striking visual style, shoot on a Glodell’s one-of-a-kind camera by cinematographer Joel Hodge, sets the tone in a movie that builds on the explosive, apocalyptic reality of its characters’ lives.