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Synopsis

17-year-old Zoe Hull uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

Review

Author: Dan Voysey

17-year-old Zoe Hull played by Isabel May uses her wits and survival skills taught by her father and Ex-Special Forces Sniper played by Thomas Jane (The Punisher and The Mist), to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

Taking inspiration from movies like Die Hard and Olympus Has Fallen, Run Hide Fight is thrilling and gritty from the start. This original and well written film comes from a not so well know director Kyle Rankin, who’s great approach to cinematography combined with some great acting from some unfamiliar cast members makes Run Hide Fight a hidden gem that I am sure will be well received.

Run Hide Fight captures the horrors and very real scares that a High School full of innocent Teenagers would face during a school shooting. Unfortunately, today it is more common than we would care to admit. The simple but effective title ‘’Run Hide Fight’’ refers to the recommended course of action to be taking during an active shooting. First you should run away, if you cannot run away then hide, and if you can’t hide then fight the shooter.

A slow burning start to the film where we see the hero Zoe dealing with the death of her mother causing a strain to the relationship with her father, a necessary build up I feel as this gives a much-needed understanding to our main character and her reasons for staying in the school to help save her fellow school mates along with best friend/love interest Lewis. The action really vamps up when a van crashes into the school cafeteria carrying four school shooters. The leader and Mastermind, Tristan Voy, orders his accomplices Chris Jelick, Anna Jelick and Kip Quade to begin killing students. Lewis, who has access to the school’s Facebook page, is tasked with live streaming Tristan. From here on out a gruesome blood fest ends with a plot twist that in all honesty was seen coming a mile away.

A well written and very clever back story has been given to each of the shooters including Kip the shotgun wielding student bullied as a youngster and the schizophrenic trigger-happy Chris. My only dis-like with the character choices would be Sheriff Tarsy played by Treat Williams (127 Hours and The Phantom) as I just didn’t believe his acting. I felt a much stronger male presence was needed.

All together this film is in a word Brilliant, well written original screenplay. Fantastic Cinematography. A well-acted, believable performance from the leading cast. Gutted wrenching action sequences and a fitting ending.

Now available to stream on Sky Cinema.