Movie Review: Bad Taste & Dead Alive Directed by Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, the director of the Lord of the Rings movies, directed two of my favorite horror flicks, Bad Taste and Dead Alive (also known as Brain Dead). I was shocked, many years ago when I figured it out! Jackson directed, wrote (with help) and appeared in Bad Taste back in 1987. In the movie, “the population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food … Read more

Movie Review: Day of Darkness

C’mon people, Day of Darkness was awesome! It’s so memorable, it’s one of my all time favorite zombie movies. When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there’s bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the planet. For the few human beings who remain, going head to head with … Read more

Movie Review: Day of the Dead

I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the 2008 version of Day of the Dead, so I went into the viewing with low expectations. Maybe that’s why I thought it wasn’t spectacular, but I enjoyed it. I think this film stands on it’s own though, and any reference to it being a remake is ridiculous. Maybe that’s one thing turning people off. I suppose my favorite part of the film is that it takes … Read more

Movie Review: Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill mixed together a western, a ghost story, revenge and zombies, and at least tried at a decent storyline. Here’s what it’s about: While traveling to a competition, a college debate team is abducted by a drug dealer who takes them to an abandoned town, which they quickly discover is the grave site of Bloody Bill Andersen, a Confederate soldier from the Civil War. What this movie mostly delivered … Read more

Movie Review: Raiders of the Damned

In Raiders of the Damned, yet another biological weapon has been unleashed on mankind and results in a zombie apocalypse. Only difference, the zombies don’t lose their intelligence and ability to organize. Here’s more on what it’s about. In the wake of a cataclysmic global war that saw widespread use of biochemical weaponry, flesh-eating zombies are overrunning the planet — and a helicopter transporting scientists who are working on an anti-zombie serum is humankind’s only … Read more

Movie Review: The Veil

Three words describe this film: HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE. Here’s what they say it’s about: Sent to investigate a small town infected by a manmade plague that’s turned the residents into ravenous flesh-eating zombies, an elite team of British commandos is forced to seek refuge in an empty house. As the ghouls try to find a way into the home, the soldiers must decide what to with one of their members who may be infected in … Read more

Movie Review: Zombies Gone Wild

I’ll start out by saying I should hate this movie more than I do. Before I make my confession about what I liked, here’s what it’s about. With their hormones racing, a trio of losers — Marty (David Competello), Randy (Chris Saphire) and Leroy (Dominique Rochelle) — head out for a raucous spring break at the beach. But their adolescent fantasies are crushed when they discover they’ve been ogling the undead. Giselle Lopez, Jessi Marshburn … Read more

Movie Review: Zombie Nation

This will be quick. Zombie Nation rates lower than most of the worst horror movies I’ve seen. Yes, the acting sucked. The set looked like it was put together by garbage pickers. The script either confuses you or the characters tell you exactly what was going on. I did like the idea behind the movie, with the serial murderer’s victims coming back as traditional zombies. What baffles me the most is this is the worst … Read more

Movie Review: Infection

Infection has a cool cover, huh? Much better than the actual “things” that infect humans, which were more insect like. This movie wasn’t horrible, but it was not a zombie movie as far as I’m concerned, which is why I’m rating it so low. Everything about this movie felt a bit toned down, and a lot of the problem was the music that stayed at a consistent level and actually helped to make the film … Read more

Movie Review: Oasis of the Zombies

I was glad to find Oasis of the Zombies because it’s a Jesus Franco movie and I love his films. Yes, you read me right. He’s a director people love or hate for the most part. Take a look at his filmography and you’ll find he’s directed quite a few low budget films. You don’t usually get much of a storyline in Franco films, but there’s just something about the atmosphere of his movies I … Read more

Movie Review: Mutants

Before I get started, if you’re looking for reviews of World War Z, you won’t read it here because, apparently it’s pretty good. I do suggest you head over to Dina Rae’s blog and read this review. This week I chose the 2008 version of Mutants, not to be confused with the one released in 2009, which I haven’t seen but is rated so much higher. Note made to watch it at a later date. … Read more

Movie Review: Robin Hood: Ghost of Sherwood Forest

I had no expectations for this weeks bad zombie movie because I’m not a fan of mixing the undead with great literature or historical figures. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge history buff and believe great things should not be messed with. Still, I decided to watch Robin Hood: Ghost of Sherwood with an open mind. Here’s what it’s about: “While battling the Nottingham Sheriff, Robin Hood and his band of merry men are slain. … Read more

Movie Review: The Vineyard

This week my zombie movie review meets #WineWednesday, which is why I posted it today instead of yesterday. While looking for bad zombie movies I found The Vineyard, written, directed, and staring James Hong. You know . . . the host at the Chinese restaurant in Seinfeld. If you don’t know him by that role, just look at his face and some movie will pop into your mind if not 10 or 20. I bet … Read more

Movie Review: Dead Heist

Early on, you wouldn’t guess Dead Heist is a zombie movie. The zombies don’t show up until the last 30 minutes. In fact, the film dragged a bit in the beginning, but it wasn’t horrible. Here’s what it’s about: Four petty crooks get a tip on a small-town bank job worth millions. Their plan is perfect and every detail is in place, but as the job unfolds, they discover that this little town is overrun … Read more

Movie Review: Rise of the Zombies

MY BAD ZOMBIE MOVIE REVIEWS ARE BACK! In the past I’ve done these around Halloween, but I’ve been jonesin’ to watch some bad zombie movies lately. Just a quick reminder, I have a passion for low-budget sci-fi and horror movies, especially the really bad, low-rated ones that no one else likes. I purposely seek out the worst of the worst horror movies in particular and sit, start to finish, through 99.5% of ’em no matter … Read more

Week 1 Zombie Movie Marathon Reviews

Here are my reviews for the first week of the zombie movie marathon Gaynor Stenson and I are doing over at the Vamplit Blog. You can read both my and her reviews over there too. This will be quick. First of all, I’m glad I spared my son on this one and watched it alone. Yes, Zombie Nation rates with some of the worst horror movies I’ve seen. Yes, the acting sucked. The set looked … Read more