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ZOMBIE MOVIES – Zombie Undead (2010)

Zombie Undead is what I’d call a “classic”. It follows a tried and true storyline. Sarah, played by Ruth King doesn’t have a clue about what she’s about to face as she’s racing to the hospital with her father who’s bleeding out.

Out on the streets a dirty bomb has been set off, and its lit the fuse on the Zombie Apocalypse. Sarah, and a small number of other survivors at the hospital are faced with the usual survival issues. First she has to overcome her disbelief, then survive.

This is a low budget movie without a lot of special effects, and unless I got a bad quality copy, was shot in low definition – either to make it more creepy, or to save money, but it is a decent representation of what a Zombie Movie should be, it was just done on a budget and it doesn’t deviate much from what you would expect.

The ending was a little flat, but if you save this for a really rainy day while having a few drinks it will all be okay, which is why Zombie Undead scored a 40/100.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

ZOMBIE MOVIES – The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

The first thing you are going to notice about The Dead Don’t Die is the all star cast. It is just jam packed with A List actors. Bill Murray plays Chief Cliff Robertson. He’s clearly been a fixture of the town for decades and knows just about everyone while Adam Driver plays Officer Ronnie Peterson.

I’m going to describe The Dead Don’t Die as quirky. Up until the thirty minute mark I was thinking this might have been an art house piece where the zombies were going to be some type of symbolic representation of society, but no, we get to see two women get eaten in the diner right around the thirty minute mark.

Diner Snacks

Once the Zombies start showing up things rapidly get out of control. The town is overrun, and no one is safe. Ronnie has been saying throughout the movie that things are going to end badly, and he’s absolutely right. Almost everyone dies, but even worse, the movie just kind of takes a hard left that didn’t make any sense to me (even in a spoof) and then ended in a very predictable way.

The Dead Don’t Die scored a 43/100, making it a Rainy Day Movie.

What cost it points? At about the 1:30 mark Ronnie breaks the 4rth wall when Chief Robertson asked him why he’s been so sure the whole time that things would end up badly, and Ronnie tells him its because the script. When I’m watching movies, I don’t want to be reminded that its a movie. The only thing that really earned this movie points was Bill Murray, he can take pretty much anything and make it worth giving it a try. There were some amazing moments, which got The Dead Don’t Die the points it received, but overall I didn’t feel like it had a story that worked. Why the hell was the mortician an Alien? It didn’t feel like it fit to me, even in a spoofy movie.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

Shadow in the Cloud (2021)

Today was the last day of holiday for me and I wanted to get drunk and watch a movie, and generally be lazy all day. The alcohol was easy, the movie was a bit harder to find. After a few months of quarantine, there isn’t a whole lot of unwatched media out there, know what I mean?

So I was really excited when I saw this new movie, Shadow in the Cloud. Chloë Grace Moretz plays Maude Garrett, a woman trying to escape her past, any way she can. This ends up with Maude on a WW2 bomber, which just so happens to be the target of both Japanese fighters, and a gremlin.

The acting was top notch, Chloë Grace Moretz is an A Lister after all, but the overall story was fairly standard. This felt a lot like a really well done episode of the Twilight Zone. There was plenty of action, just not a whole lot of plot, but even so, it was really well done, so why a 66/100?

The main reason is the price. I paid $25 bucks for this, and that was just too much. At $10 bucks this would have been an 80/100 based on value for the buck. Even so, this is still Worth Your Time, even if its only by a single point. My honest feedback is to wait a few weeks until the price drops a bit though.

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Deadlocked (2020)

Deadlocked is a movie that takes almost entirely in elevator. A small group is stranded in an elevator just as the Zombie Apocalypse starts.

Deadlocked is a low budget movie. If you are expecting a ton of action and CGI, this might not be the flick for you. If this were a college project I’d likely give it an 85, but as a commercial Zombie Movie I’m giving it a 35/100, putting it just a single point into Rainy Day Movie territory. Just a single point lower and it would have been a “Just Bad” movie.

The good news is that the movie did get better as it went along. It starts really slow, but does pick up during the last 20 minutes or so. My advice is to have a few drinks, and save Deadlocked for a really rainy, dreary day.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

Top Three Zombie Movies Of 2020

Awesome Zombie movies are few and far between and 2020 didn’t buck that trend. The quality between first and third place dropped 27 points!!! And they are the same movie, which is just a weird coincidence.


First Place: #Alive

#Alive was the start of 2020, and the only Zombie Movie that scored a perfect 100/100 this year. #Alive is the perfect blend of action and psychological thriller about a young man who is isolated in his apartment building after the zombie apocalypse starts. If you haven’t already watched #Alive, it’s a must watch.

#Alive

Second Place: Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula was honestly the movie I was looking forward to the most in 2020. The original Train to Busan was such an amazing movie that I was psyched to see what they were going to do with the second installation. Peninsula took a different path than Train to Busan, and does have a very different feel. Quite honestly, anything they did would have a hard time living up to the original, but Peninsula was a solid offering that scored an 84/100.


Third Place: Alone

Alone is quite literally the same movie as #Alive. I’m not sure if it ever gets credited, but once you watch them, you will understand what I’m saying. The main difference is Alone was redone as an English language film, and was also Tyler Posey’s return to the screen after dealing with some personal issues. Alone was fun and fast paced and scored a 73/100.

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Strain 100 (2020)

For fans of Demolition Ranch/Off The Ranch, you are going to recognize Matt and Hickock45. They had teased this zombie movie some time ago, and now it is out. Strain 100 has a simple, straight forward premise. A woman is in a car accident and when she wakes up, people are snacking on people.

My first thought as I watched the first few minutes was surprise. I was honestly not expecting the level of cinematography. A part of me was assuming this was going to be college movie project level quality, but it was really well done. Unfortunately, the professional quality of the cinematography doesn’t quite carry over to the special effects, which don’t stand up in comparison. The blood squirts are B-, straight B quality at best.

After a brief into where a scientist panics and tells her daughter Jesse to get someplace safe and hold up. The next thing we see is how Jesse ends up on the side of the road, or more literally, we se her in her car which on its side, in the road.

Jesse’s girlfriend, who she was trying to safe after the girl was bitten at camp, has turned, which leads to a nice bit of gore in the car as Jesse is forced to kill her first Zombie. I guess her friend was still “fresh” enough to have a lot of liquid blood on board.

Jesse Gets her First Zombie Kill

As she runs, we get the obligatory, kid zombie scene as well. It is just a random scene inserted for fun before Jesse finds her way into a strangers house.

Zombie Piñata Party

Inside the house Jesse listens to a strangers voicemails? This made me think it was her house at first – because why else listen to them? But it turns out its just the first house she found with an unlocked door I guess.

After Jesse listens to the voicemails she wanders deeper into the house until she slips on a massive puddle of blood which leads us to Jesse’s second zombie kill, on the floor, covered in blood.

Bloody Business

With the Zombie killed, Emma, who has been hiding in the closet decides to pop out now that its safe. Emma is apparently a combination waitress and EMT. She challenges Jesse about her bite wound, but doesn’t understand how Jesse has been bitten, and she’s not showing signs of turning.

Bitten

This leads to a common trope in Zombie Movies. Let’s not tell anyone else about the bite! I’m sorry, if I see people eating people and your bitten, I might let you live, but your going to have handcuffs on and a hockey mask/motorcycle helmet until I’m 100% sure your not going to turn.

With questionable decisions made Emma leads Jesse to the diner, and the small group of survivors holed up there. The survivors are the classic mix of individuals. We have the bossy gun toting owner of the diner, the old male chauvinist and his wife, the trash talker, and the nice guy.

When the generator at the diner goes out we see Roy, the owner with his back to the dark, talking loudly as he’s trying to get the generator going, which predictable results. The remaining survivors split up, with Jesse driving away with the group who wants to live while the old man and his wife decide to end things. It’s not super clear if the younger girl who stayed behind also did herself? There were three of them, and only two bullets after all.

On the way to Atlanta, Emma finds her sister, and her niece, but her niece didn’t make it, which results in Emma and her Sister giving up. I get what they were going for, showing how brutal live would be, but at the same time, these scenes felt a little forced.

This leads the dwindling group to seek supplies at a quickie mart, where Brandon quickly gets overrun. Again, I think I know what they were going for, but I felt like Brandon was smart enough to tap on the windows before going into the store?

On the way to the brother and sister’s family the car dies, which leads to an act of bravery as the sister’s brother makes a run for it to distract the zombies. Thankfully the older brother is fast and makes it to a truck that luckily has the keys in the ignition. This leads to a ridiculous bit of redneck shooting as a father and his two grown children decide they have to save the truck by shooting at it?

In the Uncle’s barn, we find that he’s maybe not the nice guy the survivors were hoping as he tells Jesse and the little girl that its time to receive “The Blessing”.

The Blessing

Following another played out trope, the Uncle isn’t really the Uncle, and he’s not interested in helping the girls. As he’s prepping what looks like a bomb the little girl’s brother creates a distraction by driving over mines? Why the hell is the vehicle got explosions around it?

The brother rescues the girls, but he’s been shot and dies along with the truck. No, it’s not really explained why the girls end up walking after he bites the big one.

As the girls are walking along the road they are swarmed by Zombies, which is when Hickock45 shows up to the save the day. I feel like the directors at this point knew this was a dud, and tried to leverage a few YouTube stars to try and guarantee that at least their viewers would buy/rent the movie.

Hickock45 Teaching Jesse To Shoot

The whole Hickock45 and Matt from Demo Ranch felt completely shoehorned into the movie, and while fans of their channels might want to see Strain 100 just for that reason, I have to be honest with you that it’s a little painful to watch. I love Hickock45 and Matt, but their scenes in Strain 100 didn’t really add anything to the story and felt very forced.

As Jesse and her ward go to leave Hickock45s house, we find out that Grace, the kid, was bitten. This leads to the obligatory scene where Jesse has to put the kid down and bury her by the side of the road, complete with a little stick cross.

Strain 100 ends with Jesse reaching Atlanta, where she meets up with a gun toting security guard badass. The security guard apparently brings Jesse inside to watch her moms final recording. Her mom has known her daughter has some super human immunity, and with the package she gave Tory, the security guard, she believes there might be hope for humanity.

The movie just kind of suddenly ends with Tori driving Jesse away on a motorcycle as she blasts away at Zombies, taking Jesse to another lab in Washington which leads to a WTF ending where Skynet is distributing the cure made from Jesse’s blood.

WTF?

Strain 100 earned a score of 42/100, putting it in the Rainy Day Movie Category. The first thirty minutes of Strain 100 were on track to earn a score in the low 70’s but the scenes at the diner cost the movie a few points and then things quickly went downhill from there. The other issue with the movie is the general atmosphere. The acting was B+ but the dialogue was often a little hokey and peoples reactions didn’t quite fit the gravity of the situation. Everyone seems a little too relaxed after having seen multiple people get attacked, eaten, and bitten. The other issue I had was the whole religion/reason for the Zombie Apocalypse. It’s been done in a ton of other movies, and quite frankly, done better.

In the end Strain 100 doesn’t really break any new ground. It suffers from feeling like someone watched a bunch of other zombie movies and tried to write a movie script using what they thought were the best parts of those movies, but everything doesn’t quite feel like it fits together smoothly, or at all. There are a lot of jagged edges to the story, and the atmosphere never quite feels right for the Apocalypse. If your going to watch Strain 100, save it for a rainy day when your having a few drinks.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

ZOMBIE MOVIES – When the Fever Breaks (2019)

When the Fever Breaks doesn’t waste any time getting into the action. A small group of survivors is locked inside a house while the Zombies are outside, ravaging the town.

There are several adult survivors inside, including a young man who’s been bitten, and one small girl. We quickly learn that surviving the initial fever isn’t a clear sign of things getting better, and our main character Skye, gets bitten in the process.

The rest of the movie is Skye trying to defend herself and her daughter. The other survivors saw what happened to their first infected friend, and there is mounting pressure to do something about Skye.

Things follow a predictable score, right up to the very end. I won’t spoil the final ending, but let me know in the comment below if you saw it coming like I did.

When the Fever Breaks scored a 41/100, putting it at the lower end of Rainy Day Movies. What cost When the Fever Breaks points? There is a good bit of overacting combined with what a lot of apocalyptic movies suffer from. Some of the people are panicked while others don’t appear to believe what’s going outside, even though you can look out the windows and see it with your own eyes. The general mood isn’t’ consistent between the survivors. The mood just doesn’t fit between all of them.

I’d say the special effects are a C+ and the cinematography is about the same.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Zombie Wars (2007)

Zombie Wars starts with a voiceover as a young lady is explaining that they don’t know what started the Zombie Apocalypse, some said it might have been spread by a comet (paying homage to Night of the Comet?) while others said it was god punishing us. Whatever the case, fifty years have passed since the zombies have overrun humanity, and now they are taking prisoners, breeding humans like farm animals.

The humans that survive live in camps and train from birth to fight, to survive in a world where they are seen as food. These survivors free humans bred for food, hoping to educate and turn them into more freedom fighters if they can.

Two brothers free several young woman from Zombie enslavement, complete with B grade special effects and awkward dialogue. Back at the camp the girls are put into a cage for own protection. As Zombie slaves they don’t know English, but the zombies did see fit to keep them clean and clothed, which does seem odd doesn’t it?

That night the Zombies find the camp, overrunning it. One of the brothers is captured along with his newly saved/unsaved female friend. They are taken back to the Zombie camp and left together, presumably to breed and make more food?

The plot doesn’t get a lot better. There is some infighting, politics, but in the end the movie just doesn’t hit on all cylinders.

Zombie Wars scored a 21/100, putting it in Just Bad territory. The main thing that cost Zombie Wars points was the quality of the dialogue, the low quality special effects, and some of the acting was fairly wooden and silly. Combined with a well trodden storyline, there just wasn’t anything here that hasn’t been done better elsewhere.

Unless you are really bored, and just have nothing left to watch, I’d pass on Zombie Wars.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Block Z (2020)

Block Z is a Filipino Zombie movie that takes place at a medical school. PJ is dropped off by her father at San Lazaro University after a short, emotional car ride between father and daughter. It appears he’s late on tuition, and doesn’t have the money to follow through.

Oddly, Block Z starts with subtitles, then switches to English, then has intermittent dialogue that is in subtitles. I don’t really mind, it’s just a little back and forth.

PJ and her squad are in medical school and the school is broken down by social groups that appear to be based on the student’s “block”. Some of the translations may be off, but I’m not sure. You’ll see what I mean if you watch it. Small bits that seem off.

As PJ is starting her day in a clinic, her father, Mario accidentally hits a pedestrian, which leads him back to the emergency room where PJ is working. As Mario brings in his accident victim PJ is going to treat a patient who has what should be small injury. The patient has been bitten.

The patient is a female who has been bitten on her ankle, and as PJ and her pre med friend examines the patient she goes into shock, her brow slowly turning to spider veins. Patient 0 codes and is pronounced dead.

Patient 0

At least for a little while. Two other pre med students are in Patient 0’s room when she comes back. One of them is quickly pulled down as the other runs for it, opening the door so that Patient 0 and the first pre med victim she attacked are now in the triage unit where all hell breaks loose.

Patient 0 About To Spread The Infection Further

This shortly spreads o the gym, where the coach gets his nose bitten off and the basketball team pretty much gets destroyed. The cheerleaders are next, which quickly turns into an all out infection. The school has been overrun.

PJ has survived, and so had her father, but they have been separated. PJ’s father is with the young man trying to get money for walking in front of his vehicle, who has been bitten. Of course the young man turns, and appears to bite PJ’s father, but we aren’t quite sure yet. One of the other student doctors, Lucas, show’s up, saving PJ’s father for the moment.

Lucas ends up finding PJ just in time, because she was in the Chancellor’s office after he was bitten in the initial outbreak. Lucky for PJ, Lucas manages to save the day for her as well.

In the chaos students and patients try to make it outside, but they find their way blocked at the main gates by the military. As Zombies push the survivors out into the open the soldiers panic, opening fire on zombies and survivors alike.

While the slaughter is going on, the son of a privileged military commander calls his father and is told to be ready at 5AM for a helicopter rescue – but only for two people.

We now have two groups of survivors. PJ with a few fellow students, and her father who is with the security guard, Bebeth and Patient 0’s young daughter, Ruby. They are hiding out in the kitchen store room where they are safe for the moment.

Ruby enjoys some ice cream while Mario and Bebeth share some booze Bebeth’s coworker hid there.

Mario And Bebeth Talking About Their Children

The two are discussing their children when the lights go out and the red emergency lights come on.

Out in the parking lot PJ is with her small group of medical student survivors, trying to make their way across the parking lot. The rich student puts them all at risk for making a run for out of turn just before the generators die and the zombies spot PJ and Lucas in the open.

Crossing The Parking Lot Disaster

The group gets split up by the zombies. Lucas and PJ end up crawling under cards in a garage full of the undead and just barely escape with their lives.

The group reunites not far away at the church, and thankfully someone had the sense to ask Lucas what his wound is from, making sure he wasn’t bitten.

As the church bells ring the group realizes they are surrounded. They grab what weapons they can find and begin a desperate fight to survive. They fight off the initial few zombies, but a massive horde is coming for them.

The Horde Cometh

Lucas steps forward but before he can strike the first zombie is blown away. Dad and Bebeth have shown up just in time to safe the day.

Mario And Bebeth Save The Day

Mario and PJ hug it out but Mario was saved earlier by Lucas, and Lucas told Mario he had to go look for his “girlfriend”. I love the fact that in the midst of people eating people Dad (Mario) is still worried about his daughter’s love life. PJ goes around and says, friends, friends, friends to everyone there.

Friends

For the moment Mario is mollified and the survivors are safe.

PJ dresses Lucas’s glass cut wounds while he has a pity party for himself, thinking he could have saved some of the others. PJ tells him she should be thinking him and they look like they are going to kiss, at least until Mario comes by and coughs in their direction.

As the medical students discuss the virus and what it might be Ruby wanders over to a very dark stairway and is only kept from going down by Mario intervening.

The rich kids girlfriend mentions the rescue as they are standing in the church, and he is forced to admit there will only be room for two people, and that he didn’t think there would be this many survivors by now (what a d*ck). He then proceeds to basically say the guard (Bebeth) and the older guy (Mario) should be left behind with the kid (Ruby) because they will just slow the medical students down.

Lucas, being a good, moral person says they can’t leave anyone behind, but the rich kid (Gelo) doesn’t agree.

The group then agrees to move on to the Library, which leads the group by a lot of growling, angry zombies. As Bebeth is opening a locked door Ruby sees her mother (now a hungry Zombie) and goes running into the midst of the biters.

Ruby Gets Eaten

While the survivors scream in horror as Ruby is devoured, Gelo takes the moment to screw over his friends, locking the gate that Bebeth just opened, and stranding his friends on the Zombie side.

There are apparently a lot of gates at this medical school. Even though Gelo locked them out the rest of the survivors are (barely) able to make it to another gated hallway and lock the biters on the far side.

It is now 1:44:08 AM, and the action has moved ont ot he

The Dormitory

Bebeth is heartbroken. She had bonded with Ruby and likely blames herself for what happened. This transitions into into a brief interlude where Mario plays the guitar before the others do a time check. They want to be at the hospital by 5AM.

PJ goes to use the restroom but when she pulls her hand back she realizes the doorknob was covered in blood.

Bloody Door Knob

Of course there is a zombie inside the bathroom. This leads to Mario jumping in to save his daughter, and getting bit in the process. PJ is in denial about what it means, but the others realize what’s about to happen. Mario begs Bebeth to shoot him, but PJ intervenes and Mario shuts the door on the bathroom so his daughter wont’ have to see him turn.

The group leaves him to his fate while Bebeth leads the remaining survivors to the pool. They don’t get far before Myles gets attacked in a storeroom and gets bitten. Bebeth gives him a handgun with four bullets before the dwindling survivors move on.

Apparently Myles has genetic good aim as he places his first two shots into zombie heads before wasting his last two. He’s dry firing and screaming as the zombie horde descends on him.

Bebeth holds the stairwell with her shotgun as the other flee, forced to jump into the pool when they have no other escape.

Stranded In The Pool

Lucky for the survivors the Zombies are afraid of the water. Even more lucky, Erika can’t live without Myles, and she’s willing to get eaten as a distraction so that PJ and Lucas can escape.

PJ and Lucas make it to the medical ward only to find it overflowing with Zombies as well, forcing them to flee to the roof.

The Hospital Rooftop

Lucas is worried about the door giving way but is able to help PJ climb to the next level before the roof gives way, the wound on his arm from earlier in the night holding him back. Lucas does the only thing you can do when your on a roof and about to get eaten, and jumps over the edge, leading a small horde with him as he goes.

The team is now down to one survivor. PJ is left, but as she’s lying on the helipad she realizes she’s been bit when she checks her watch.

PJ’s Bite

Instead of waiting for the helicopter, PJ goees back down into the building, grabbing an axe in the process.

PJ Getting The Axe

PJ does fairly well at first, but as she continues into the building she ends up getting bitten multiple times.

PJ has realized that she’s not turning, and figures that her father might not have turned either. She’s been heading back to her father since grabbing the axe.

Once she reunites with Mario she explains that they are somehow immune before breaking the news that no rescue is coming. They need to get back to the church in the hopes that old WW2 tunnels will lead them to safety. Lucky for them, the WW2 tunnels have electric lights.

WW2 Tunnels

Unfortunately for Mario and PJ, even though the tunnels are conveniently lit, they also contain a just about to turn Gelo, and he’s pissed that someone else might get to live when he’s clearly not going to. Mario fights off Gelo long enough to let PJ escape before they both flee to the surface.

Thing on the street don’t look great, but at least PJ finds a weapon fairly quickly and strikes a brave, combative pose.

A Girl And Her Gun

As PJ clutches her weapon the audio switches to a voiceover. There is a typhoon coming and everyone should flee once the rain starts.

We then cut over to PJ finding Lucas and telling the band behind her that they are taking him with them before the credits roll.

Block Z scores a 44/100, put it in Rainy Day territory, so safe it for one of those days where you are locked inside and there isn’t a lot else to do. Why did Block Z score a 44?

Part of the reason is the mix of English and Filipino which means you will be reading subtitles, listening to English, then switching back and forth as the dialogue changes. I found it a bit disruptive, which is sad, because the action scenes were actually pretty good.

The main reason though is the ending. It ends abruptly and honestly feels like a set up for a future film, but doesn’t really have a satisfying ending. PJ and Mario climb up onto the street and then it’s left to our imagination as to what happens.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Infected (2019)

Infected is the story of Jimmy, who has never left his house, while his father warns him over and over that the world has been overtaken by the undead, and that venturing outside, even opening the front door, means death.

Father and Son

Infected is a low budget, Zombie Short with an interesting, if not so original premise. Jimmy’s father warns Jimmy not to trust the voices on the other side of the door until Jimmy finally makes a break for it and we find out that Jimmy’s father has been telling the truth all along.

Infected is only fifteen minutes long, so its’ not a huge time investment, but it only scored a 45/100, so save it for a Rainy Day.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller