Movie Review – GallowWalkers (2013)

GallowWalkers
Directed by Andrew Goth
Courtesy of Lionsgate
Release Date: August 6, 2013

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I’ve been a Wesley Snipes fan for a long time, going all the way back to 1989 when he portrayed Willie Mays Hayes in MAJOR LEAGUE. Over the years, he’s played a wide variety of characters, both good and bad; I’ve loved many of these, including Nino Brown from NEW JACK CITY, Simon Phoenix from DEMOLITION MAN, and Blade from the titular film trilogy. Unfortunately, however, Snipes seems to have hit a very low point in his career, and his involvement with this recent film, GALLOWWALKERS, is a good example of that. I wanted very badly to like this film, but a messy plot and bad writing kept me from it.

If you are not familiar with GALLOWWALKERS, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Lionsgate:

A mysterious gunman, Aman, is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman: all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Aman enlists Fabulos, a new young warrior, to fight by his side.

I am still a Wesley Snipes fan, although I hope his career does not take a nosedive like Val Kilmer’s did several years ago. Snipes’ offscreen troubles with the IRS should not affect his Hollywood status, but his recent film roles seem to indicate otherwise. Hopefully, a role in THE EXPENDABLES 3 will give his career a much needed boost.

GALLOWWALKERS started off with a lot of promise. On the surface, the plot sounds interesting and could potentially make for an intensity-filled flick. Also, having an action veteran like Snipes onboard makes it an even greater pull. There’s even the possibility for some excellent carnage in a film like this, which would thrust it into the annals of horror greatness.

Yet, the execution of the film falls way flat, and the result is a lackluster movie that is nothing more than a jumbled mess. The storyline is convoluted and jumpy; I found myself rewinding several times to see if I had missed something. Nothing is explained outright (you have to make A LOT of assumptions and many of those, for me, were wrong) and the confusion took me out of the film very quickly.

The acting in GALLOWWALKERS isn’t bad, and the film has some decent gore, although there should have been much more. I particularly like the use of, as my buddy, fellow-reviewer Hayes Hudson, put it, “Mortal Kombat-like” decapitations; these occur when Snipes yanks someone’s head off and rips their spine out with it. Likewise, the film itself is shot well and looks pretty good overall. But those are the only positives I can mention.

GALLOWWALKERS is a big disappointment for me and I can’t recommend giving this one a look, unless your fandom for Wesley Snipes can overlook the negatives I’ve mentioned above. The film hits store shelves next week, if you want to take a chance on it.

MSB

Movie Review – Tai Chi Hero (2013)

Tai Chi Hero
Directed by Stephen Fung
Courtesy of Well Go USA
Release Date: July 2, 2013

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Back in January, I reviewed a steampunk/martial-arts hybrid film titled TAI CHI ZERO (click here to read that review), which is the first of a trilogy. I complimented the film on its originality and fast-paced action. The second film of the trilogy, TAI CHI HERO, is available now and is definitely a worthy follow-up to the original. With higher stakes and even wilder fight scenes, this second film will have you begging for the third and final film to come out!

If you are not familiar with TAI CHI HERO, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Well Go USA:

Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family.  It’s only a formality, though – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death. Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime. The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throw-down that will knock you out of your seat.

I can’t decide if I like the first or second film better. Both are excellent in their own regards and have high re-watch factors. But both also have their own distinctions. The first is revolutionary with its story; I believe it is the first ever steampunk film to integrate martial-arts action. But the second film broadens the storyline and introduces new characters, along with new threats and villains. This is accomplished while keeping the original plot in place, making for a cohesive and enjoyable sequel.

TAI CHI HERO is shot well and the acting is great. But what really makes an impression on the audience is the action. I never get tired of wire-work when it is well done, as is the case here. The kicks are high, the punches are fast and the fight choreography reaches new heights. If you’re not breathless after watching the final battle, then you probably don’t have a pulse.

I like how more back-story is given in this film as well; we find out more about previous happenings in regard to Lu Chan as well as the Grand Master of the village. This is integral for the story, as it shows us who they really are as people.

The steampunk in TAI CHI HERO is amped up a bit as well. Instead of a mechanized steam-powered tank, we get to see a steam-driven flying machine. This is interesting because the craft resembles a sketch of Leonardo DaVinci’s I once saw at a museum. I’m not sure if this is intentional or not, but it made me grin nonetheless.

TAI CHI HERO is a true win for me, and I cannot wait to see how the third and final film shapes up. The very ending of this film gives us an idea of what to expect, and WOW…I’m literally on the edge of my seat just thinking about the possibilities! I highly recommend giving this film and its predecessor a look.

MSB

Book Review – Plague Nation by Dana Fredsti (2013)

Plague Nation
by Dana Fredsti
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Publisher: Titan Books

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I was (and still am) a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan; like Joss Whedon, I greatly enjoy a strong female heroine who is just as fragile as she is tough. For this reason, I decided to give author Dana Fredsti’s PLAGUE novels a try. I’m glad I did, too…the heroine, Ashley Parker, is not your typical college girl. She’s a bad-ass zombie killer that would give Peter Parker a run for his money in the quip-while-fighting department.

If you are not familiar with PLAGUE NATION, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Titan Books:

The undead have been defeated in Redwood Grove, but reports of similar outbreaks are coming in. What seemed to be an isolated event is turning into a pandemic. The last thing Ashley Parker wanted when she went to college was to become a zombie hunter. But she is one of a select few who are immune to the virus. Gifted with enhanced speed, strength, and senses, she is recruited by a shadowy organization that’s existed for centuries, it’s sole purpose to combat the zombie threat. Dark secrets begin to emerge, and when an unknown enemy strikes, Ashley and the other wild cards embark on a desperate mission to reach San Francisco. If they fail, the plague will sweep the nation unchecked. And the person she cares for most may die. Or worse.

When I found out Fredsti worked on Sam Raimi’s ARMY OF DARKNESS as an armorer’s assistant and sword-fighting Deadite, I knew immediately that I had to give her work a shot. Raimi is one of my idols, not to mention a horror icon, so just the fact that she was on the set of one of my favorite movies of all time was enough merit for me to give her a look.

I have to commend Fredsti for introducing a riveting zombie series into a saturated market. I was curious when I first started reading the first book, PLAGUE TOWN, wondering if this would be another rehash of what had already been done. But Fredsti skillfully blends light humor with dark zombie horror, and the result is an excellent series that is worthy of any horror fan’s consideration.

PLAGUE NATION is a perfect continuation of the story, picking up very close to where the first book ends. And like its predecessor, it is written well and flows at a nice pace. The action scenes are not bogged down with unnecessary exposition and there is never any over-emphasized description.

The characters are pretty well fleshed out and believable, although there are one or two that some readers might consider over-the-top. Still, they all mesh well in the story and help to create the vivid, nightmarish world in which the series is set.

If I were forced to find a flaw with this series, I don’t think I could. I tore through books one and two within the period of a week, and now I’m eagerly awaiting book three. I highly recommend giving these books a look. They are quick and enjoyable reads that zombie fans should love. Both books are available now.

MSB

Flashback Movie Review – Monsters (2010)

As many of you already know, my blog crashed back at the end of last year. And, as a result, I lost four years worth of reviews, interviews, and rants. Fortunately, I was smart enough to save each one on my hard drive. Every now and then, I’m going to dip into that invaluable pool of opinion and share with you once again my views on certain films and books. Lucky you! Today’s selection is MONSTERS, a science-fiction hit from director Gareth Edwards. Hope you enjoy it…

Monsters
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Courtesy of Magnet Releasing
Released: 2010

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Interestingly, Monsters is not what I thought it would be. Several reviews I had read prior to watching it described it as a human drama epic set against a sort of alien invasion. For some reason, I didn’t believe the reviews. I thought that with a title like Monsters, it would be more focused on, well, the monsters.

This is not a bad thing at all; quite the contrary, Monsters is an excellent film and one that I am very proud to own. Gareth Edwards did an amazing job with the film, especially given the supposed budget ($800k, speculatively). In short, he does a ‘monster’ job with just a little bit of dough (sorry…couldn’t pass up the pun).

If you’re not familiar with Monsters, here is the synopsis courtesy of imdb.com:

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”…… Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

I’ll start by stating the obvious: there ARE monsters in this film…and they’re very inventive, behemoth striders that stand two stories above the average person. And they’re scary as hell. Which is one of the reasons I like them so much.

But, true to the previous reviews I had read, Monsters also contains riveting human drama as well. I love stories like this, where the interactions between the two main characters (portrayed by the beautiful Whitney Able and the talented Scoot McNairy) and the people they meet are set against the backdrop of a potentially terrifying situation. This adds more realism to the film and also helps set a more serious tone, which in turn forces the audience to take the movie more seriously.

The special effects are extremely impressive as well; the aliens, as monstrous as they are on-screen, are rendered so well that you can’t tell they are computer generated. Add to this fact the attention to detail that the production team used, and you have an instant success from a visual standpoint.

I also like how Monsters is shot, although I think a couple of the scenes might be a little too shaky for some viewers. But the chaos that Able and McNairy endure in the film is captured beautifully with the camerawork.

While some critics thought the film ended a little too abruptly for their tastes, I feel like it ends perfectly. Granted, some of what transpires after the credits roll is left to your imagination, but that’s not a bad thing at all. If anything, I feel it adds (in most cases) to your immersion in the film.

Monsters is a low-budget film that does not look low-budget in the least. I wish I had been able to catch it in the theater, but am very pleased to have watched it on DVD. Add this one to your list as soon as possible. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

MSB

Movie Review – The Demented (2013)

The Demented
Directed by Christopher Roosevelt
Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: July 30, 2013

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Anchor Bay’s most recent zombie flick, THE DEMENTED, is sure to continue a bit of discussion that has plagued the zombie community over the past several years: can a creature be classified as a ‘zombie’ if it runs? To me, I don’t suppose I really care whether or not they move quickly, as long as they haven’t been dead for a while (I think a body that has been rotting for 10 years would have a hard time getting around at any speed). But regardless of which side of the fence you are on, this is one film you should check out anyway. Be forewarned, however…it does not introduce anything new and barely has any gore.

If you are not familiar with THE DEMENTED, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Anchor Bay:

Six college friends meet up for a carefree weekend that turns deadly. A terrorist attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms, only far more severe. Several of those infected attack the estate where the friends have been vacationing. Can they survive? Where will they hide? Is anyone left? Will we ever get our fill of these flesh eating zombie fiends?

THE DEMENTED caught me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting what I got, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I wanted to like it up front because the beautiful and talented Sarah Butler is in it, but I was surprised to find out she was not the main character. And although I enjoyed it on the whole, the film does have some glaring flaws. Even so, the movie is pretty good overall and a decent addition to the modern-day zombie canon.

The acting in this film is good, with the aforementioned Sarah Butler doing a fantastic job in her role. But Kayla Ewell, the woman portraying the main character of Taylor, is who really steals the show. Ewell tackles her role with enthusiasm, and is a true talent to watch for in the future.

THE DEMENTED is also shot well and the production value looks fairly high. However there are two major issues that I have with this film. First, the ending is beyond horrible. I initially thought the filmmakers had messed up and sent the wrong thing to print…but from what I understand, this was the way they intended to end the film. I will not disclose any spoilers, but I seriously hope the production team never does anything like this in future films.

Secondly, there is practically no gore in the film at all. For me, you can’t make a good zombie flick without gore. It simply has to be there. Period. I don’t know if budget constraints kept them from adding any, but I would have been happy to see chocolate syrup and corn syrup all over the place as opposed to nothing.

These two issues with THE DEMENTED should not be enough to dissuade you from seeing the film, though; on the contrary, I would love for more people to watch the ending, just to make sure I’m not being critical for the wrong reason. And, aside from the two problems I noted, there’s nothing else wrong with the film. It has tension where needed and moves at a nice pace. The ‘zombies’ will eat you if they catch you, and there’s really not much else you need.

I recommend giving the film a look next week when it is released. And after you watch it, hop back here or on Facebook and let us know what you think. After all, regardless of whether they are shambling or sprinting, zombies always make great conversation pieces.

MSB

Movie Review – Kiss of the Damned (2013)

Kiss of the Damned
Directed by Xan Cassavetes
Courtesy of Magnet Releasing
Release Date: July 23, 2013

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Although some critics feel they have been done to the point of absurdity, I still enjoy the vampire sub-genre of horror. Granted, there are many cliches that still linger in regard to the bloodsuckers, but I think most modern filmmakers are trying to put their own unique twists on them. KISS OF THE DAMNED is a pretty good entry into the vampire category, although it might not appeal to hardcore horror fans.

If you are not familiar with KISS OF THE DAMNED, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Magnet Releasing:

Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her seductive and highly volatile sister Mimi unexpectedly comes to visit, she threatens Djuna’s new relationship, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.

Don’t get me wrong: I enjoyed this film for the most part…but there are some things about it that kept me from loving it. I do have to commend director Xan Cassavetes for such a rousing and elegant debut, however; I believe this is her first jaunt into feature-length film, and she does a great job.

KISS OF THE DAMNED is almost more of a family drama that uses vampires as a backdrop as opposed to horror. Yes, there is some gore…and yes, there is vampiric tension…but there’s much more emotional interaction between the characters than hostility, and I finished the movie feeling as if I had just watched a Danielle Steel adaptation.

This is not a bad thing, by any means. The film is shot well and the actors do a superb job with their roles. But this is not what I would call a horror movie. In reality, this is more of a dark journey into forbidden sensuality. Think a darker, more intimate version of INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE.

The pacing of the film is a bit slow towards the beginning, and I feel like some of the emotional drama is a tad overplayed, but these are minor observations. Fans of dark romance and lighter shades of horror should enjoy this one immensely. The film hit store shelves and VOD yesterday.

MSB

Book Review – The Midnight Man by Stephen Laws (2013)

The Midnight Man
by Stephen Laws
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I just never get tired of short stories, especially those in the horror genre. Author Stephen Laws gives me many reasons to keep loving shorts in his latest anthology, THE MIDNIGHT MAN. Although some of these tales have been previously published, they are all full of terror and well-written. They are also chock-full of originality which, for me, is a huge plus. Basically, this is one solid collection that any horror fan will love.

If you’re not familiar with THE MIDNIGHT MAN, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Samhain Publishing:

A collection of chilling stories by a modern master of horror.
Stephen Laws has long been recognized as a master of the modern horror story. His tales have been included in many celebrated anthologies and “year’s best” round-ups. Finally his best short work has been gathered in one landmark volume. The stories in this terrifying collection range from the bone-chilling horror of “The Crawl” to the surrealistic “Yesterday I Flew with the Birds” to the beautiful, award-winning “The Song My Sister Sang”. Whether it’s traditional ghosts, gruesome shape shifters, or the psychological terror of a shattered mind, Stephen Laws demonstrates that his short fiction has the power to generate real fear. This book has been previously published, revised and includes new content.

There are many reasons to love this set of stories. They are diverse yet unyielding. They leave the reader with a sense of fulfillment, but many also chill to the very bone. Each one is carefully crafted and well thought out, with pure writing and elegant form. In short, this is one of the best horror anthologies on the market.

Laws does an excellent job of throwing terrifying scenarios at you with minimal prompting. THE MIDNIGHT MAN contains some truly horrific material, and I can honestly say I found myself cringing at certain things. This is a true testament to his writing, as I am a seasoned veteran to horror.

One of my favorite stories is “The Crawl”. In this story, a man and a woman are stalked relentlessly by someone or something that wants them dead. I can’t really divulge much more at the risk of giving anything away. But let’s just say this is a cleverly-crafted piece that you’ll definitely want to check out.

THE MIDNIGHT MAN is entertaining and scary, a collection I highly recommend adding to your library. Regardless of what kind of horror genre fan you are, I would wager there is something in here for you. The book is available now, so be sure and give it a look.

MSB

Stephen King’s UNDER THE DOME is hitting DVD/Blu-ray on November 5, 2013!

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The hit summer CBS miniseries UNDER THE DOME will be released on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD on November 5, it was announced yesterday during the “Under The Dome” panel with cast and producers at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013. UNDER THE DOME, from Amblin Television and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, premiered on CBS with an average 13.53 million viewers, making it the most watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”). The Blu-ray and DVD collections from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution arrive just in time for the holiday season and include all 13 episodes and never-before-seen special features. Amazon will also offer a deluxe Blu-ray version in dome-shaped packaging, with special features exclusive to the release.

Here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Amblin Television:

UNDER THE DOME centers on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away. The miniseries stars Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Aisha Hinds, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson and Alexander Koch. It is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Jack Bender.

The UNDER THE DOME DVD and Blu-ray four-disc collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $65.99 US / $68.99 CAN and $76.99 US / $85.99 CAN, respectively. The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Stereo Surround and English SDH and Latin American subtitles. The DVD is presented in 16×9 Full Frame with English 5.1 and English Stereo Surround and English SDH and Latin American subtitles.

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I can’t wait! I haven’t seen this show yet, but I’ve heard good things. Drop me a line here if you’ve seen it.

MSB

Movie Review – Street Trash (1987)

Street Trash
Directed by James Muro
Courtesy of Synapse Films
Original Release Date: 1987
Release Date: July 9, 2013

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STREET TRASH is one of those films that I saw on VHS in video stores when I was a kid but simply never bother to pick up. I sure wish I had, though…this flick has some amazing gore and must be seen to be appreciated! But be warned–this film won’t appeal to everyone. Gore-hounds and exploitation nuts will love it, but many of you probably won’t have a taste for it. I personally enjoyed it quite a bit and wish director James Muro was still directing shockers like this one.

If you are not familiar with STREET TRASH, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Synapse Films:

In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways – eighteen-year-old Fred (Mike Lackey) and his younger brother, Kevin (Mark Sferrazza) – live in a tire hut in the back of an auto wrecking yard.  Life is hard, but the most lethal threat to the boys is the mysterious case of “Tenafly Viper” wine in Ed’s liquor store window.  The stuff is forty years old… and it’s gone bad.  REAL bad!  Anyone who drinks it melts in seconds, and it’s only a dollar a bottle!

The subversive cult classic/horror comedy STREET TRASH rode the last wave of super-gore films in the late ‘80s before cinema entered the era of safe R-Rated horror and unoriginal remakes.  Beautifully re-mastered in high-definition, STREET TRASH will melt your eyes and ears with stunning picture and sound.

This is one of those films that you watch with a group of people so you can enjoy the carnage together. And when I say carnage, I mean it…people melt right before your eyes, a fat guy explodes, and even a severed penis is used for an impromptu football game. I kid you not! This is one crazy movie, and it’s awesome!

STREET TRASH is shot well and the acting is pretty good, too. But what makes the film is the absurdity of its concept. Alcohol that is so bad it causes people to melt from within? How can you not want to see this film?

And the gore…wow! I haven’t seen this much ooze and body drippings since Peter Jackson’s DEAD ALIVE. Now THAT is saying something! Obviously, if you are the least bit squeamish, don’t give this one a look. But if you thrive on gore or can handle it in the slightest, definitely check it out. The bodies splatter and the blood sprays…it’s a veritable orgy of mayhem!

This amazing Blu-ray edition of STREET TRASH features:

* High-Definition Transfer from the Original Camera Negative
* 5.1 Surround Remix Created Specifically for Home Theatre Environments
* Two Audio Commentaries Featuring Producer Roy Frumkes and Director James Muro
* THE MELTDOWN MEMOIRS – Feature Length Documentary on the History and Making of STREET TRASH
* The Original STREET TRASH 16mm Short Film That Inspired the Movie
* The Original STREET TRASH Promotional Teaser
* Original Theatrical Trailer
* ALL-NEW BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES: Jane Arakawa Video Interview and Deleted Scenes!
* Create Your Own Bottle of “Tenafly Viper” Wine with the Enclosed Label Sticker!

If you’re fan of gore, you’ve got to see this film! I loved it, right down to its quirky John Carpenter-ish soundtrack. The film is available now, so check it out soon.

MSB

Movie Review – Detention of the Dead (2013)

Detention of the Dead
Directed by Alex Craig Mann
Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: July 23, 2013

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Growing up, one of my favorite non-horror 80s movies was THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Like many others of my generation, even back then I recognized the high school caste system that was in place and the ridiculousness of it; John Hughes simply brought this out in the open, for the less-knowing masses to see. Anchor Bay’s latest release DETENTION OF THE DEAD takes this high school hierarchy a step further and brings zombies into the mix. The result is a hilarious horror romp that entertains on several levels.

If you are not familiar with DETENTION OF THE DEAD, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Anchor Bay:

THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets ZOMBIELAND in this head-busting zombedy. A group of teenagers trapped in detention fight for survival after their classmates turn into a ravenous zombie horde. Can a stoner, a jock, a bully, a goth, and a nerd put aside their differences for one night to take on the undead? Will they live to see the morning? Fat chance! This is High School after all.

I am impressed with this film for several reasons. This could have been a disaster, given the somewhat cheesy premise, but director Alex Craig Mann makes sure the movie never takes itself too seriously and keeps the action flowing at a nice pace. The film looks great, the actors are top notch, and the production value appears high overall. In short, this is a damn good zombie flick.

One major reason for DETENTION OF THE DEAD’s success is the acting. Each actor skillfully portrays their stereotyped character with great ease. From the arrogant, bullying jock, to the self-centered cheerleader, to the dorky, big-hearted geek…every level of high school society is represented here in a monumental way.

Another reason is the special effects. The zombies look great and the gore is fantastic. I am particularly impressed with the carnage, as I don’t believe any good living dead flick should be without some gore. And the production team doesn’t spare much expense. There’s even a horrific zombie rat!!

DETENTION OF THE DEAD is a major win for me and I think every zombie fan should check it out. It is a film that knows exactly what it is and doesn’t try to be anything but funny and horrifying. If you like SHAUN OF THE DEAD, I will wager you will like this one. The film hits store shelves next week, so give it a look.

MSB