Dead 7 (Amazon Prime) Movie Review

            Ever dream of the all 90’s boys bands being killed off by zombies ? If yes, then this is the movie for you!! What the actual fuck! How come no one told me there was a zombie movie featuring 90’s Boy Bands. And it came out in 2016 and I’m just finding out about it!! Dead 7 Staring: Boy Band members : Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys, Joey Fatone from NSYNC, AJ McLean from Backstreet boys, Howie Dorough from Backstreet Boys, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC, Erik-Micheal Estrada from O-Town, Trevor Penick from O-Town and a few others.

             Nick Carter of course I recognized right away, but it literally took me 10 minutes to figure out what was going on and to realize this zombie movie was full Boy of Bands. I just keep thinking to myself that I’ve seen these people before. Joey Fatone-NSYNC  was the most unrecognizable. I literally had to confirm with a google search that that was in fact Joey Fatone playing Whiskey Joe. But other then the slap in the face with Nostalgia, this movie is about as good as you would expect, when you consider Nick Cater is one of the producers. Dead 7 is a Cheese, Korney,  B movie fit for a SyFY Channel zombie movie marathon.

             Dead 7 is about a (western style) gang of assassins (Boy band dudes) who set out to destroy a terrorist group thats been going from town to town unleashing zombies on the defenseless in attempts to reck havoc and take control of the towns. The movie plot is all over the place with characters wearing clown makeup and pre 21st century western clothing that has nothing to do with the movie and doesn’t add depth or meaning to the characters. Side note:  The only character that can pull off clown makeup and it actually add depth to his character, is the Joker. This movie had more sub plots then Subway has sub sandwiches, and almost all of them lead no where. Another side note: Who thought it was a good idea for Debra Wilson, the comedian known from her comedy sketches on MADtv, to play the evil antagonist? Barney would have been a better antagonist. If you don’t believe me just look at what a giant easter bunny did for Danny Darko (2001).  Obviously  this movie was meant to be a joke and poke fun at cheese boy bands and cliché action movies and zombie movies.  but I can’t help but to think, what if this movie did for these washed up boy band guys, what Independence Day did for Will Smith.

Zombie food for thought.

10 zombie movies that feature a heart felt connection that are not too gory or sappy and are perfect for Valentines Day. Nothing gets the blood pumping like the Zombie Apocalypse. 

Shaun of the Dead

Zombieland

Warm Bodies

A Little bite Zombie

Fido

Life after Beth

Night of this living Deb

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

KI Zombie

Burying The EX

Zombie (1979) (Amazon Prime)Movie Review

                  Zombie (1979). I definitely regret not seeing this movie sooner. It’s an instant classic. This movie is about a women(Anna)  who teams up with an investigative reporter(Peter) to look for her father after his boat shows up in a harbor in New York City with a zombie on board, but no sign of her father. Anna and Peter team up with a free spirited adventures (sometimes semi nude while scuba diving )couple to find the island her father was last known to be on. When they find the island they soon find trouble. Dun Dun Dun du Dun, the remote island is plagued with zombie!

                 What I love about this zombie movie is the shark eating the zombie while the zombie is fighting the shark. I feel that scene deserves a movie all to its self. – Zombie vs. Shark!! Also, the ending to this movie is what makes it a classic. It was one of the earliest zombie movies ,I’ve seen, to make you feel like everything was going to be ok and that the main characters would survive. Only to ripe that sense of relief out from under you last minute as it screen shots to New York being over ran by zombies. This  last minute plot twist became an over used clicha in zombie movies for decades to come. However, at the time it was for the most part fresh and cutting edge.

This movie is a time capsule all in its self.  The Farrah Fawcett hair, the James bond type cast male. The socially acceptable slapping of women to stop them from being hysterical.  Side note: Has that ever really worked on anyone? I just can’t see how anyone slapping me in my face would cause me to calm down.

Zombie (1979)  is a must see if your really into zombie. I hate to sound like one of those kids from reading Rainbow, recommending a book, but, “check out this movie you won’t regret it”.

A Cadaver Christmas (Amazon Prime) Movie Review

 

I think I just found a new christmas eve tradition! A Cadaver Christmas is the new Christmas classic for those who rather die then see another Hallmark movie. A Cadaver Christmas is about a lone janitor named Dale working the night shift at a college on christmas when he comes across zombies wondering the halls. Dale the underdog turns into a one man killing machine after his attempt to get help fails. Along the way Dale makes some friends and loses some friends in his war on zombies. This is a pretty low budget film. I read somewhere that the budget for this movie was 10,000 dollars. I can’t confirm this, but if its true, I give this movie 5 stars for creating such a classic on such a small budget. This movie showcases no nudity or sex scenes, which in my book makes it family friendly, so long as you don’t mind your family watching zombies being impaled with desks or having their heads blown off. This movie has a grainy overlay  which along with the color schematics gives it a vintage feel. This is a great light hearted, comical zombie film that won’t leave you  feeling depressed on the holidays.

 

The Mad (Amazon Prime) Movie review

The Mad (Amazon Prime) Movie Review

First of all let me start by saying ,yes, that is Billy Zane from the movie Titanic. Now that we got that out of the way; I liked this movie. It’s a movie about a father and teenage daughter who come to realize that what they have in life is better then being eaten alive.

When a dysfunctional  family goes on vacation the people around them start turning  into zombies after eating burgers made with meat from a local farm.  A Father and daughter team up and presumably save the world by investigating the source of the meat and putting an end to it. I give this movie a thumps up. Its far from original or rememberable but its a solid, light hearted, comical zombie movie about father and daughter bonding. If Hallmark ever decided to be a little edgey and make a zombie movie, this is what it would look like. Also it was good to see Billy Zane again, it’s been awhile.

KI Zombi (On Netflix) Movie review

          Kl Zombi. Yes this movie involves reading subtitles. Is it worth it? “Yes”  This movie is Zombie Comedy meets Love Story meets Mortal Combat. Malaysians are doing zombie culture right! There are an obscene number of sub plots in this movie, and i loved them all. Its really hard to make a successfully movie with this many sub plots, but they did, and it worked! They also took the time to poke a little fun at American movie culture.

          This movie mainly follows a character called “Skinny” through a short lived zombie apocalypse. Skinny picks up allies along the way and through sheer dumb luck  and with the help of his friends,  they are able to stop the zombie apocalypse.Zizan Razak who plays “Skinny”made this movie, his dorky charm and comical timing were on point. Side note: two of Skinny’s allies were two bad ass ninja assassin kids. These kids are more then deserving of their own zombie movie.

        Kl Zombie was a great zombie movie without any of the  hardcore gore usually seen in zombie movies and you really don’t even miss it. I was also smittened to see a zombie movie that had a happy ending. I would definitely recommend this movie, its up beat with interesting character dynamics,an inviting  cultural perspective and zombies! Whats not to love?