Finding a Brain in a Sea of Mindless Monotony.
The Battery, although quite barren, quiet and minimal, never feels as though its compensating for what little money Gardner had while creating his DIY zombie flick. The film opens slow, with a sensitive eye for keeping wide open airiness constantly stimulating and engaging for the spectator. For some reason, I immediately jumped to an uncanny association between the low budget, high atmosphere delivery of George A Romero’s immortal genre-staple, Night of the Living Dead (1968). The Battery follows two baseball players and their journey as they confront wants, desires and duality amidst a New England zombie apocalypse.