Movie Review: Autumn

AutumnWOW! I found another good one that’s rated below 4 on IMDB. Even has David Carradine in it. Here’s what it’s about:

” A horrible virus kills billions within minutes. The few survivors that are left have to deal with the shock of the apocalypse, and they have no idea that things are about to get much worse.

Billions are dead and the few that are left start to realize they are not alone. Initially when the dead begin to rise, they are not very threatening. However, in a short period of time, the lurching bodies begin to get their most basic senses back and this makes them much more dangerous. When the dead become attracted to light and sound, the survivors have no option but to live in silent darkness.”

This is one of those movies that a lot of viewers passionately hate. I read reviews after watching it myself and was surprised by so many slashing remarks. Made me pause to list the things I liked about it to see if I’d change my mind, but I didn’t. I still loved it and here’s why:

  1. The zombies evolve. After the virus hit, everyone dies pretty quickly but they don’t turn into zombies within minutes. You have a bunch of survivors who are looking more to escape the smell. I liked the anticipation of waiting for the to zombies to figure out their desire for human flesh. It just took a little long for it to happen.
  2. The movie is memorable. I watched Autumn over a week ago and I still remember the story and the setting, and still feel for the characters.
  3. The acting is not horrendous. In fact, it’s pretty good for a low-budget zombie movie.
  4. Good zombies. The zombie makeup was well done and the zombies were well played.
  5. The movie stays true to the book. At least that’s what I’ve heard because I haven’t read the book. I did like the movie enough to pick up the book.

I do wish there had been a bit more gore in this one. The part thrown in with David Carradine was also unnecessary. While this one won’t go on my best list, it deserves a rise above the haters 1 ratings.

My Rating: 3.8 out of 5 Bloody Brains

Please leave zombie movie suggestions in the comments. Movies must be rated below a 4 on IMDB.

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