I watched this the other night, did'nt know what to expect from it. As it was a low budget zombie flick, i din't carry any high hopes about it as i was disappointed by other so-called hip zombies flicks like: Gangs of the dead (aka Last rites aka 48 weeks later. WHAT???!!! 48 hours later more like)Dawn of the living dead (please notice that i said Dawn of the living dead aka Curse of the maya so don't get it confused with Dawn of the dead the great George A. Romero film) Day of the dead:Contagium and Rise of the undead.
Dead and deader was a bit of fresh air to me, finally i saw a recent low budget zombie movie that was decent even though it was a made for TV movie. All i knew about this film was that it was about zombies, which being a zombie fan interested me straight away. Glad to see that i wasn't disappointed and found out it was afairly decent zombie flick. The story was fairly good, not that believable but hey this was a sci-fi horror movie so it didn't need to be. It was just one of those turn-your-brain off sit-back and-enjoy movies and i did. It was better than i thought it would be. There are some gory gruesome scenes well done by KNB fx (the masters behind From dusk till Dawn, day of the dead, Land of the dead and Hostel). At least quite a few zombies deaths that made me say "cool" a few times and some great characterisations from Dean Cain, Guy Torry and Susan Ward. Guy Torry's character the army chef Judson had me in stiches, he would have rather faced off against Gordon Ramsey than be in that army kitchen.
There were a few good quotes and even a dawn of the dead eulogy comparing the original to the remake during one of the fights which i thought was cool. Hunting zombies and talking about the greatest zombie flick of all time during it has to be a stand out moment. I'm sure there will probably be a few fights over that speech by the people watching it.
All in all Dead and Deader is an enjoyable romp from beginning to end. Kinder like From Dusk till Dawn, Dead and Deader starts off as an action movie then turns into a zombie horror. The balance is just right to hold the film together for it's running time of nearly 2 hours. One to add to your zombie collection.