Sunday, May 17, 2009

Zombie Night

Film: Zombie Night (2003)
Dir: David J. Francis
Rating: * out of 5 stars

Everything is wrong about this movie - script, acting, FX, cinematography - everything. But I gave it 1 star because it made me laugh. A lot. It probably wasn't intentional, but this was the hardest I have laughed in a while.

This mess of a movie is supposed to take place post-nuclear war, with the world overrun by zombies and only a small number of human survivors. They only real plot of the film is these characters moving from one refuge to another, and they meet some asshole who wants revenge after being expelled from the group.

Beyond that, there is no story. It is a meandering mess full of plot holes and terrible dialogue. Characters in this say and do the absurd, unrealistic things you can think of. Needless to say, the production value is piss poor. It looks like something I made in my backyard with a home video camera. There are cars on freeways in the background despite the setting being a war-ravaged wasteland. The FX are pretty lame, save for one shotgun-blast-to-a-zombie-leg that not only makes me laugh hysterically but looks pretty good, actually.

Now for the very worst of it (or best, depending on your mood) - the acting. This is priceless. Not a single person in this rises above laughably bad. Honestly, it's so hilariously awful that I almost want to recommend it. If you like bad movies, this is a must-see. If you are morbidly curious and don't want to sit through the whole thing, just watch this instead: