Shockers – Zombie Undead

I picked up this DVD for two reasons – firstly it contains a cool quote from George Romero, father of the modern zombie flick, on the cover and secondly it was only £3.

After watching the movie I’m not at all sure why Romero was so eager for this one, but the chances are he is a little disappointed.  That is of course unless the George Romero quoted here is the plumber from Warford. He apparently loves low budget horror flicks.

It’s not that it’s a bad movie because it isn’t and there are some effective sequences. The main problem with the film is the often wooden acting and cliched script. It reminded me in many ways of those cheap horror movies we used to see in the early days of home video.

On the plus side – the camera work, often seeming like a documentary, is very inventive and makes the most of the limited budget. And there are times when the grainy appearance of the film works in its favour. The best thing about the movie though is Ruth King who puts in a great performance as Sarah, it’s just a pity her co-stars weren’t up to it.

The zombie scenes are more of the same/old, same/old though there are some nice visual jokes. Burberry wearing zombie chavs for one thing – now that truly is terrifying.

Not great, not bad…just mediocre.

Rating – seen it all before.

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