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Grab a beer and some nachos...,
This review is from: Stag Night of the Dead [DVD] (DVD)...check your brain at the door (don't trust it to that shifty looking dwarf though) and settle in for an action-packed, laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching ride!
At 80 mins it's the perfect length for a B-movie, which it unashamedly is - in fact, it wouldn't look out of place as a tongue-in-cheek companion to the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse flicks. It was clearly made as a loving homage to 70s exploitation cinema and the gritty look and feel has been captured perfectly (and far more subtly than the digital film stock effects applied to the aforementioned Grindhouse double-bill).
The performances are surprisingly consistent from a largely unknown cast and most of the CGI effects pass muster (a few dodgy explosions, but it's all part of the charm). It's very easy to forget that what you're watching was made for less than the catering budget on Shaun of the Dead!
This movie has everything you'd want from a get-back-from-the-pub-and-throw-on-a-film film - girls, guns and guts in plentiful supply. If that doesn't float your skiff, the zombie plague must've already hit your hood and rendered you undead!
Aspiring filmmakers should definitely check out the 'Behind the Screams' featurette. It's packed full of honest insight into what it takes to bring an ambitious micro-budget indie to the screen, with no help from the British film establishment.
SNOTD thoroughly deserves its Best Film and Best Actor wins at this year's Newport International Film Festival and I look forward to seeing what writer/director Napoleon Jones can do when he has a few more quid to play with.
Buy it, it's a no-brainer!