Director/writer: Christopher Roosevelt. Cast: Kayla Ewell, Richard Kohnke, Ashlee Brian, Brittney Alger, Sarah Butler, and Michael Welch. The Demented is a straight-to-dvd and Blu-ray outing from first time director Christopher Roosevelt and Anchor Bay Entertainment. This indie features borrows a lot of its material from zombie films like: 28 Days Later, the Dawn of the Dead remake and several others. Are these really zombies, though? The answer to this question is not totally relevant as Roosevelt chooses to focus on the action and stuntwork; characters and backstories suffer. In the end, The Demented is a flashy indie outing, which is meant as light entertainment. The film begins with six friends: Taylor (Kayla Ewell), David (Richard Kohnke), Brice (Ashlee Brian), Naomi (Brittney Alger), Sharley (Sarah Butler) and Howard (Michael Welch). They head out to a summer vacation spot. The cabin is more of a mansion and there are some unexpected visitors.