Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with it's own agenda.
This is a low budget quite gentle indie zombie comedy from the USA, written and directed by Brett and Drew Pierce. It tells the tale of a human-zombie hybrid (a "humzie"?), "Mike" (Michael McKiddy) who wakes up one day, three years after being killed to discover; (a) he's dead and (b) he's a zombie, but with his brains and "humanity" intact. With the help of another "humzie", (Ross Kidder) he sets off to find his true love (of three years earlier, who had dumped him) and ask her to marry him. Even though he's a humzie and decaying. And she dumped him. Yup. Well, God loves a tryer, as they say.....
I didn't find it particularly funny, and it seemed at times just a bunch of sketches stitched together (the Vietnam vet. taking his wife's ashes to be scattered, in particular), but I did like the "bar scene" early on and the "Frankenstein's monster"-like character "cheese" (Markus Taylor), who I thought was the best character in it.
The film is okay and silly in a knowing way, and the acting pretty good, but there are any number of smarter/funnier low-budget zombie films out there in my view (e.g. Freaks of Nature, I survived A Zombie Holocaust, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Me and My Mates vs the zombie apocalypse, Deathgasm, Re-kill.........) which I would recommend seeing ahead of this one.
Let me start by saying, I simply loved Deadheads. Read further if you will, but you've got the general jist now.
The story opens with Mike, waking up on his own, completely oblivious to the fact that he's died, and is now a zombie.
Enter Brent - guide, new best friend and to be honest, the best looking zombie I ever saw. Brent helps Mike come to terms with being a zombie, and when he learns that Mike was on the verge of propsing to his girlfriend (before he died, that is), takes him on a mission to find his lost love (hence romzomcom).
The pair make a great on-screen duo - and we can't forget Cheese, their intellectually-challenged zombie friend - so trio - and they make for a lot of laughs and an incredibly endearing film. VERY highly recommended. Deadheads 2 anyone? Directors, are you listening?
Caught this film at FrightFest and was really looking forward to UK DVD release. It's a whole lot of fun and one I recommend to anyone who wants to see film makers step away from the cliched zombie film and try to do something different. Only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the lack of extras on the DVD. Apart from that, it's a great film that delivers gore, humour and entertainment in spades.
If the idea of a zombie not happy about being a zombie and going on a mission to get his intended back doesn't sound appealing to you,go elsewhere. This is very funny in a ridiculous way. It is mainly about this guy who is killed in a way he struggles to remember. He comes across antother guy who appears to be fine with being a zombie and decides to help his (unimpressed to zombie life)new mate. It is funny to see someone clearly miffed about being a zombie and refusing to join in with the flesh eating norm. Trying to look like a healthy human,he goes out to find his girlfriend,after a ring in his pocket jogs his memory. He starts remembering moments before his death and the story grows. This is most unusual and I appreciated the new slant on zombie films,it's got some good gore with it,plenty of laughs and some heart. But can his girl love a zombie? Now there's a question.
It's a different take on the ZomCom genre. Two zombie's who retain their human side and go on a quest to find one of their girlfriends. Two offices that chase them along the way, one who looks like he's escaped from the "Blue Oyster Club". It's silly in places, funny in others and weird in others. On the whole watchable.