`Zero Day' is a shocking, ficticous documentary showing what drives two teenage boys, Cal and Andre, to carry out an attack on their high school with the aim to shoot and kill their fellow classmates. This film has a lot of similarities to the Columbine massacre which happened shortly before this was made and the many other school shootings that unfortunately happen every year in America. It is all filmed on a camcorder, showing the their seemingly normal everyday lives, the two's "missions" before Zero Day (the day when they are going to attack), them trying out the guns, discussing their plans and reasons for what they're doing and of course the attack itself.
Although this is a work of fiction, it is so well produced, well acted and well directed that you will actually believe that this is real (if I hadn't read about this beforehand I would of thought it was real footage). So much so that I felt incredibly uncomfortable watching this. I watched this with the interest in knowing why people would ever want to do something as sickening and horrible as what these two do and I think it answered a lot of my questions - for example, rather than being influenced by films, music and video games like the media are always so quick to blame incidents like this on, Cal and Andre make this very clear that this is not the reason but it is because of being bullied and humiliated on a daily basis by their schoolmates.
It is quite disturbing to watch and extremely realistic so I wouldn't watch this if you are sensitive to this kind of thing but otherwise I highly recommend seeing this as it is a very well made, low budget film.