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A little bit funny
on 4 September 2014
Yes, it’s another zombie movie. However, fair play to the film-makers for at least TRYING to do something a little different (assuming that you haven’t seen ‘Deadheads’ which is a bit like ‘A Little Bit Zombie’).
I guess there are two types of zombie outbreak – the one that consumes the whole world at once and the other than only happens in a localised rural area. In this case we have the latter. While 99% of the world sleeps soundly in their beds, oblivious to the fact that hordes of flesh-eating ghouls are eating people alive in a small town, two couples go on a trip there to plan one of their weddings. And one of them gets infected with the ‘zombie virus.’
I won’t go into how that happened, as, like I say, they do try to be a little different whenever they can. But, as we all know, when you exchange blood with the undead, you begin to turn. However, the man infected doesn’t just start tearing apart his party. He’s a little more in control than that. A little. So, witnessing his inner turmoil, his friends set out trying to preserve his humanity while doing their best to quench his thirst for human brains.
Does it work? Sort of. A few of the acting performances leaves a little to be desired, but, on the whole, the cast are okay. The gore, for those who like seeing heads explode at every possible turn, isn’t up to that much. You get the odd ‘head shot,’ but that’s about it. What saves the film from being totally forgotten is the dialogue. The two couples don’t really get on well to begin with, let alone when one of their number starts threatening to eat the others alive. Therefore there’s quite a lot of nice banter between the four of them which makes it quite humorous to watch.
It’s a short film, running at less than the standard one and a half hours, but it doesn’t really need to be much longer. It’s no classic, but it’s not that bad either. If you can really stand to sit through another zombie movie (or should I say another ‘zom-com’ movie?) then you might like it. I read someone else’s review online which stated that ‘A Little Bit Zombie’ is like ‘National Lampoon’s Eighties Zombie Movie.’ That’s a pretty good appraisal of the film.