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A good enough reason to pay a small price for a good night-time horror that is getting the zombie low-fi groove back on.
on 13 September 2015
Many people's reviews on here are very much what you would assume from the uneducated of film history when it comes to zombie flicks and low budget shoe string films. Also having a laugh at the concept that Dominic Brunt, known vastly nation-wide in the UK as Paddy from the much popular Emmerdale soap. At the end of the day this man is an actor, but further more he has taken a surprised turn in his career, what we all should not assume is maybe this was the guys way into the world of film, T.V was becoming an actor. Dominic is a heralded film fan, namely of horror and 70/80's era'd films. So what he does here is a very very eerie, atmospheric decently made low budget horror that goes beneath the layers of the zombie genre. The look, the photography all posses a grandeur scale, scope, the score and the actors in this headed by an enigmatic also troubling melancholic Dominic Brunt leading the cast. The remaining cast members are all just fodder- pieces to be picked off, for teeth to be sheared wish, tendons to be torn, splattered. are all in the clichéd perverse scared shit-less. The film is low budget, and does suffer some editorial mixing- sound design/sound edits that are very much un-cinematic and brings you out of it, and it feels like a newbies student film, but many student films deserve a pat on the back and mass viewing compared to the generic zombie flicks of our age. A world where zombie films are now restricted to 12A ratings (PG-13 in the USA) ahem i am looking at you World War Z. This harkens back to back garden grunge/gore and the mentality but also is very character enthused, about caring for the characters and their survival and how this afflicts upon their singular lives. As a film critic and a mass purchasing on Amazon i do not feel endowed not to type up a review that films are lesser known on here especially. And that they need more confidence put up into them and more press compared to many illiterate uncharacteristic predictable moronic fools thinking they are funny to mock a man for his role (which he must have a great pay check so he can make great strong ballsy independent films that Dominic Brunt is now doing) and his future role to change the shape of back yard, independent films. Its front poster is very much mis-leading but still the film posses enough scares, both jump and just dread it is fast, fun and brings back a steadily rising climb to decent zombie flicks.
The special features are great fun, interesting, and a very much silenced commentary that is muted and you hear the film more than the silent gentlemen that is Dominic Brunt who is a talent to look out for.
Apart from some set backs in editorial and running time and genuine character devices and Macguffins it is a strong return to the zombie genre that and independent cinema.