What happens after we die?
This existential question has been pondered by humanity since the dawn of civilization.
In the sci-fi horror web series After, one man discovers terror isn't just relegated to the living.
Produced by Frostbite Pictures, the same studio behind the exceptional horror web series Divine - a top favorite here a The 7th Matrix - the series opens right after the murder of a young man named Matt.
The victim of a botched robbery, Matt (Robin Dunne) awakens in his apartment, but quickly surmises something is very wrong.
His home is a pale, decrepit shadow of its former self. His family moves throughout the house like whispers.
Soon Matt realizes it is he who is the specter in the midst of his wife and child.
As Matt grapples to come to terms with his dire predicament, he discovers the afterlife is a decaying, dismal parallel of the world of the living.
To make matters worse, there are terrifying creatures that haunt the dead.
It seems not even the dead are safe.
After is both chilling and compelling. The credit for this can be attributed to the project's high production value, and the charisma of its lead actor Robin Dunne.
Robin Dunne is best known for his role as Dr. Will Zimmerman in the former SyFy channel series Sanctuary (which, ironically enough, first began as a web series).
As Matt, Mr. Dunne brings an everyman quality to the role that is very endearing. You instantly sympathize with him, and his ghastly circumstances.
Watch the official series trailer for a sneak peek inside the After ...
The series was actually completed in 2012, but has not been available for viewing online until recently, due to the studio working to secure distribution.
Fortunately, the complete pilot episode is available via the video sharing platform Dailymotion.
I hope the reminder of the series become available online soon. The chilling and mysterious world After's pilot alludes too is one worth exploring.
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