After a deadly virus ravaged the world, scientists were able to bring the dead back to life to get a second chance at life in Anisha Savan’s sci-fi/horror short, I’ll Never Be Alive Again.
Sadia (Esheka Varshney) is a young woman who was brought back to life, now finding herself in a “cured zombie” state. She refuses to leave her apartment, choosing to sequester herself while feeding on a strict diet of butchered brains and blood. Sadia wrestles with herself about injecting her daily medication that keeps her “normal.”
“…a young woman who was brought back to life, now finding herself in a ‘cured zombie’ state.”
Her good friend Martha (Brock Looser) comes over to chat with a muzzled Sadia (for her protection). Their conversation eventually moves toward Sadia’s ex-husband and his new family, which causes the undead lady to quickly falls apart. Memories of Sadia’s past begin to haunt her.
Writer/director Savan wisely makes I’ll Never Be Alive Again about what it means to be alive, especially if that means living with the memories of one’s final moments. For a horror short, Sadia’s arc is a personal and emotional one, aided by a fantastic performance by Varshney. Savan masterfully builds the tension of her past to the end for a climactic payoff. The film’s screenplay tells a smart story as it exposes the human condition.
For screening information about I’ll Never Be Alive Again, visit Anisha Savan’s official website.
"…what it means to be alive, especially if that means living with the memories of one's final moments."