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The Diet Coke of zombie movies
on 21 September 2007
From the title and premise, this might have been something really good fun - as it is, it's just weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak....
Lazily written and directed, with a cast about as charismatic as a compost heap (don't give up your day job, Samantha Mumba - oh wait, I think she already did), Boy Eats Girl is one of the dullest teen horrors I've ever seen. Such a shame, because it clearly didn't have to be this way: with better gore FX, a stronger cast and ballsier direction this might have been something great. Occasionally it gets quite dark, touching on teen suicide and promiscuity, and when the zombie attacks occur they are suprisingly extreme (though only a few moments in the last act warrant the 18 certificate). But when all is said and done, it isn't scary, it isn't funny, and it isn't remotely gripping. Not what you really want from a horror comedy.
Stick with Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead, Braindead and Return of the Living Dead to see it done right. And, while this film's use of farmyard equipment is passable, check out Evil Aliens to see how that's really done...