Zombie Hood relies heavily on child zombies for shock value, and while I do enjoy a good zombie horde tearing into a crowd, Zombie Hood lacked the barest threat of a coherent story to pull all the action scenes together.
There are zombies that just happen to be in the basement of a locked down house, there are zombies under piles of leaves, and lots of little scenarios that play out, but there is nothing to pull it all together, which earned Zombie Hood a Just Bad score of 28/100.
You can thank me later. I watched it so you didn’t have to.
The Dead Undead is a a little schizophrenic. When it starts you think it is going to be a teen zombie movie and then with no warning the big guns show up and things turn into a decent bit of swarming undead being gunned down.
If I was the director/writer, I would have held onto that vibe. Did they do that?
No, no they did not. There is another gear shift s we find out the zombie hunters are actually vampires, and we get to see flashbacks of their origin stories. The problem is that the movie is just too many shifts and it is too jarring.
It was really hard to rate this movie. I really liked the zombie combat scenes, and this movie also answered a critical question about what happens to the disabled when they turn. Sorry for the spoiler, but they remain disabled. Proof, this zombie is still in a wheelchair (even before they set him on fire).
I hope they do make a sequel, just because I’d like to see more of the combat scenes like they had in this movie, but I had to give The Dead Undead a Rainy Day Movie score of 53/100.
The first half is a bit slow, but it makes up for it in the second half with lots of zombie fights, gore, and very good special effects. The movie isn’t that long, but it would have gotten a few more points if it had cut out some of the overall story and concentrated more on the zombie fights, because that is why we are here right?
I learned two things. The first is that my friend doesn’t’ really like Zombie Movies. I was a little shocked when they had a Zombie Movie recommendation, because I quite frankly couldn’t see this person watching zombie movies, and my gut was right on the mark.
This is not a Zombie Movie, this is a drama, love story, which sucked by the way, that uses zombies and meds as an excuse to pull at the heart strings. If you like sad love stories, The Returned might rank much higher for you, but as a Zombie Movie, The Returned is just Just Bad and earned itself a 6/100.
I honestly don’t know how I missed Fido for so long. Fido takes place in a 1950 ish timeline where space radiation causes the dead to come back as Zombies and eat people – but no worries ZomCon has created a collar that turns zombies into, well, slaves.
Fido is really a store about a kid who is bullied and who’s dad mental illness is hurting the family, at least until Fido comes into the picture, and teaches them how to be a family again.
Fido is funny, creepy (zombie girlfriends), and awesome (zombie girlfriends) and the movie is a little bit of a unicorn. It is actually a great movie to watch with your friends and family who don’t like classic Zombie Movies, but also satisfies that zombie itch for those of us who like classic zombie gore.
Which is why Fido earned itself a very respectable 82/100.
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse starts off well and is a mix of zombie gore and zombie comedy which made me laugh a few times. Then, just as it was beginning to fire on all cylinders, Jim Jeffries’s character, Joel, dies suddenly and via stupidity. It felt like they were paying him by the hour and realized they used up their JJ budget and had to kill him as quickly and suddenly as possible.
This is a solid Rainy Day movie, and scored a 56/100. There are a few laughs, and some decent gore, it just didn’t finish as well as it started.
Apocalypse Nerds looks like it was made as a college prank/project/drunk weekend experience? I’m not really sure what the right descriptor is.
There are zombies in it, they are just very few, and very far between. The majority of the movie is about the silly interaction between the two main “nerd” characters.
I’m giving this 5/100, as I’m hoping this was a college/school project, in which case I didn’t want to give you a 0 and really depress you. As a school project its awesome, but as something I might have paid for, well 5 points.
When I first started watching A Zombie Invasion I thought this might be a movie from the 80s. It was filmed in that grainy, old school style and the acting fits the time frame as well – which may not be a compliment now that I think about it. But anyway, it feels like an old school movie.
I think this movie would have improved by 10 points if I was drunk. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t that good. It had some good gore moments with a few laughs mixed in as well, but it was also very derivative, which earned A Zombie Invasion a 62/100. A lot of what was in the movie has been done in other movies before this, and done better. Somehow knowing it was made in 2012 cost it some points here.
Dawning of the Dead was a refreshing, back to the basic Zombie Movie for me. Why? It has all the things a classic Zombie Movie should have. There are plenty of zombies, some really awesome hordes in hallways scenes, and plenty of violence.
This is what I would call a popcorn movie. Pop some popcorn, and sit down and enjoy the zombies while you eat. Is it the best zombie movie ever? No, but it has all the things that a good zombie movie should have, it just didn’t quite hit on every cylinder consistently.
I could have done with a little less love story and the special effects are good, but there were a few times when the gore looks a little poorly CGI’d, which cost Dawning of the Dead a few points, bringing it to a 72/100. If this movie had been made a decade ago, I wouldn’t have taken the points off for the CGI, but I expect more from a movie made in 2017.
I originally watched Cockneys Vs. Zombies back in 2013 (old review) while high on pain meds after a kidney stone. I wrote a review back then, but it was so long ago I wasn’t putting things in lists yet.
So how was it? I bought myself a present in the form of a bottle of RedBreast 12 Year Irish Whiskey – which I will review later today. So I was in a fairly good mood while re watching Cockneys Vs. Zombies. So to reproduce my results you may need to drink a bit of good Irish Whiskey.
Cockneys Vs. Zombies is a campy, fun movie. If you have a friend or loved ones who don’t enjoy hard core zombie movies, this is a great way to enjoy some zombie media time together.
While I was watching the movie my youngest walked by and got sucked in, all by the zombie walker chase scene.
Cockneys Vs. Zombies is fun and I just love the cross generational relationship between Ray, played by Alan Ford and his grandsons. The movie made me smile and laugh a few times, and I enjoyed watching it a second time, which should tell you something right there.
So, when I was using a one through five scale I gave this a five. Now that I’ve expanded into a hundred point scale, this is still a very enjoyable movie, and it is in the top quarter of zombie movies you could watch – so don’t be discouraged by the 75/100.