Gerald (Andrew Divoff ) is a deadpan undertaker. It seems his mortuary has a re-animation issue which we don't see start, but from the beginning we get the suspicion Gerald knows something. His employees include the well endowed Dyeann (Robin Sydney) a goth who describes herself as a "necro." There is young Russel (Adam Chambers) the handyman. Melissa Jo Bailey plays the snarky secretary, and Jeffrey Combs plays Harold, the conspiracy buff brother who has returned for some money. He reminded me of a young Dabney Coleman.
The movie returns to some zombie basics. In this feature the culprit is army chemical waste as this film sets up to be a sister film of the "Return of the Living Dead" series. The zombie effects were good. I liked the maggots, a feature rarely used outside of 80's Italian Zombie productions. The zombie metaphor is brought into the realm with references to former VP Cheney being a zombie. There are negative references to the Tea Party (T-baggers), The Drudge (Grudge) Report, Fox (Fixd) News and Sarah Palin (sister Sara) who is played by a you betcha Denice Duff down to the red jacket stolen from Admiral Kirk. Later she will crave brains. There is political satire at work, an aspect which might make the film more or less enjoyable depending on one's leanings.
I also liked some of the background stuff such as Dyeann watching "White Zombie" and the picture of Lenin in daddy's office. I had to laugh out loud when I saw the air fresheners. There is a humorous aspect to this film too. The film lacked the heavy human vs. zombie action which has spoiled us. Most of the action takes place on only a few sets and you never expected it to expand, especially with things relatively under control. The film sets up for an interesting sequel.
Parental Guidance: F-bomb, no nudity. 1 "necro" sex scene. Robin Sydney bar/panties. Use of pot and "E".