Ascension (2023). Ascension: Directed by Micheal Bafaro. With Angel Abba, Reanna Cameron, Oliver de la Harpe, Stina Duval. Eight students are in lockdown at their college dorm following a global pandemic, unable to connect to the outside world. They soon realize they are victims of a far more sinister and unexpected entity.
“What if spooky technology? What then?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThereu0026#39;s really nothing redeeming about this staggeringly hubristic exercise in having too much time and nothing to say. Stop writing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSome of the actors tried their best with the material (Tahnee Langshaw, Reanna Cameron), and some were probably people located at a conveniently proximate bus terminal (dye-job aviators speed dealer guy, your acting was the true horror all along – but at least it wasnu0026#39;t offensively forgettable like everyone else).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe directing seems inspired by those Russian indie horror games, like Observation Duty. The camera work was pretty good, but incessant security feed style shots with bizarrely inexplicable green tinted NTSC scanline filter was frustrating.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe music was oddly good.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnyway, please unmake this and reconsider your creative life choices.”