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Low Budget East European Zombie Action with a Classic Star
on 28 April 2012
This would be a standard run of the mill zombie b-movie were it not for one man & that man is Ken Foree, who played Peter Washington in the original Dawn of the Dead. This means to us fans, he's the equivalent to zombie royalty. However, I'm not just giving him props for turning up. With his cool vibes & sheer presence, I think he lifts this movie to above average.
Apocalypse of the Dead is one of those zombie films filmed in Eastern Europe - mainly for tax & cost reasons. The result I always find is the same - the sets all tend to look the same plus the lighting always seem too dark. For me, I have two gripes with the movie. I mention the lighting as it is a real issue; virtually the whole movie seems poorly lit. The second is the soundtrack - I think there must have been some sync problems.
OK - gripes over. Picture a train carrying a top secret cargo. As normal, there is an accident & a toxic gas is leaked out into a nearby station. Enter zombie madness. There are a few cut scenes to the Serbian President as it seems that this is all part of some government cover up but this theme is not developed that much in the movie.
Ken Foree turns up as a super-cool Interpol agent working on a prisoner transfer. With just one day to retirement (isn't it always the way), he gets caught up the drama...
Throw in a religious nut, a zombie nun, having to shoot your partner, a girl with too few clothes & you got yourself a zombie movie.
The zombies themselves are well-done & seem to be a mix of fast & slow - something for everyone There is even a sneaky joke in there about shopping centres for hardcore fans.
All in all, entertaining low budget horror not to be judged to harshly. The savage reviews on here are too much, these fans should bow to an actor who deserves our respect - Mr Ken Foree.