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Miscast Zombie Mayhem,
This review is from: Knight of the Dead [DVD] (DVD)
Hunted by assassins, a band of crusading knights escorting the holy grail are forced into a forbidden valley of black death. What they discover is far more terrifying than the plague. Overrun by hordes of flesh eating zombies, they're only chance of survival is to hack and slash their way to freedom.
As to be expected from this premise, there is death aplenty, but it's such a shame they killed off one of the better actors early leaving the less talent actors to fumble through this weak script. It wasn't necessarily a bad film; the special effects were rather good and there was plenty of action, but there were missed opportunities here with the use, or lack thereof, of the holy grail. So much more could have been done with this religious artefact. Enjoyable in a basic 'brain-dead' way, pardon the pun, more could have been made of the mediaeval setting and the small cast. Perhaps the worst casting was in the role of Luther, the 'heroic' priest, who looked more like a camp Richard O'Brien than anything else. Overall, not a bad zombie flick, and I applaud the attempt to try something new, however, it was in the casting or mis-casting, that the issues lay.