Director: Marcus Koch
Writer: Marcus Koch
After having sex with a corpse, Sarah inadvertently finds herself infected with a new disease that she
spreads to her
boyfriend that causes the two punks to begin rotting from the inside out.
Shortly after High School, up and coming effects artist Marcus Koch decided to make a feature film with his friends, no money and Joel D. Wynkoop.
Often little to no lighting, all of the actors being friends and acquaintances -- outside of Joel Wynkoop -- and the sound and video coming from a handheld camcorder being operated by Marcus
actually focuses on the three main characters: Sarah, Muzzy and Dr. Olsen.
It was made because Marcus
wanted to make a movie regardless of what resources he
did or did not have.
Looking at "Rot" on the spectrum of basement produced and amateur horror movies, it stands out because most, if not all, amateur movies are made by people who have the mentality of "this is what a movie should look like.
Even though they don't necessarily have the skills or perhaps the understanding of what a movie actually should be.
"Rot" is a movie that was made by someone who was interested in making a movie THEY wanted to see and how they wanted it to look.
It may come off as more amateurish because it doesn't conform to those ideals of what or how a movie should be.
With "Rot", it's a case of a person having the confidence in knowing what they wanted to do with their movie but also knew what was actually possible.
found the middle ground between the two and, for better or worse, the result was "Rot".