“One of the best combinations of horror and science fiction this year, and it’s a supreme mix of old school creature feature elements and modern action-thriller tropes.”

– MGDSQUAN, Horrorsociety.com

“Director Josh Gerritsen and Writer Tess Gerritsen … can both pat themselves on the back for doing what few horror movies can incite in a viewer, much less a reviewer- the kind of terror that drives us to barricading the doors and crying to our parents.”

-- Muertana, Sinful Celluloid

“With plenty of intense situations, a blood inducing action, Island Zero stands out and rises above mere genre convention. As a plus, the strong cast, grounded writing and a piercing score contribute mightily in boosting the thrills and chills.”

— Rick Rice, MXDWN.com reviews

“Director Josh Gerritsen delivers a fun, well-crafted creature feature in the independent offering Island Zero, a made-in-Maine movie that is destined to surprise viewers. Though elements of Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, and 1950s monster movies are evident, the film builds a dread-filled world all its own…It’s a taut suspenser that creature-feature fans should find to be a fantastic discovery.”

-- Joseph Perry, Ghastly Grinning

“Truly, the writing is where this film excels. There is a natural twist in the second half that you don’t see coming, the characters are for the most part well delineated and three dimensional, and the foggy atmosphere of the fishing island where the action takes place gives an eerie quality to all the proceedings.”

--Holly Interlandi, Famous Monsters of Filmland

“ISLAND ZERO may not have the biggest budget in history and may also be a throwback to the creature-features of the 70s and 80s, but it does deliver. Something else that it does – and does well – is reflect an anxious contemporary society’s fears about a myriad of things including isolation, the exhaustion of natural resources and governmental disregard for the individual.”

-- Maria Olsen, Scare Tissue

“Providing a good amount of scares and unsettling tension, Island Zero is a well-paced and strongly developed low-budget horror. Making great use of its Maine location and local scenery, this homegrown film punches well above its weight to deliver a tense and smart thriller.”

-- Robert W Monk, Flickering Myth

“Island Zero is cleverly written and the direction is flawless. Josh Gerritsen does a great job keeping the film moving at a steady pace while building on the atmosphere and mood as it moves along. This is a scary and thrilling horror, a gem of an indie.”

-- Video Views

“Island Zero has a lot going for it, including excellent writing and direction and some stellar performances, especially by Laila Robins as the local doctor, Maggie…As in the best of creature features, the creatures of “Island Zero,” in all their strangeness, push us beyond the boundaries of our known world.”

-- Dawn Keetley, Horror Homeroom

“Island Zero” is a slow burn of a film. It keeps the menace off-screen for most of the film while it builds up suspense bit by bit until the final act. Then it unleashes a few twists along with its creatures for a suitably tense finale.”

-- Jim Morazzini, Voices From The Balcony

Punching well above its weight, this is a film unashamed of its own smallness and willing to take risks in service of the story. It's a fantastic calling card for the Gerritsens, and genre fans may find themselves enjoying it a great deal.

-- Jennie Kemode, Eye for Film (UK)

“A fun ride, with rounded characters to root for and a well-structured script that leads to a gratifyingly credible denouement.”

-- William Cutshaw, Forces of Geek

“A spectacular job … It’s a well-paced bit of frightening fun and well worth a view.  Rating: 9.2 / 10.”

— Tara Cuvelier, Geekisphere

“A fun creature feature… it hits the marks it needs to and keeps everything entertaining for the audience.”

—  Darren Lucas, Moviesreview101.com