Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


The name Night of the Living Dead first brings to mind the 1968 original film from George A. Romero but due to a clerical error that film was not copyright correctly and now tons of film-makers think they can go out there and make a film based on the characters and/or plot of the film.  Among some of these titles is the animated version NOTLD: Reanimated (2010), and NOTLD: 3D (2006) version and its sequel Re-Animation (2012) and not to mention the John Russo 30th Anniversary Edition (1999), which adds new footage to the old ’68 version.  So it should come as no surprise that this new version Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2013) has emerged and it takes place somewhere in the UK (as the characters all have a British accent).
This film actually starts off in an interesting manner in which the character of Ben witnesses some violence by some street kids before realizing that something wrong is definitely going on.  He flees the city in search of a safe place but encounters a farm house where a family resides that will protect everything that is theirs both from the zombie menace outside and the more human monsters that exist as the world crumbles in chaos.
Now this all makes the film actually sound better than it is.  In fact, the film is a complete travesty of cinematic film-making.  Written by Andrew Jones and James Plumb (who also directs) this film is hampered by a bad script with bad dialogue and inane motivations by all the characters.  Characters continue to make one bad decision after another that will leave you wanting to kill them all yourself rather than wait for a zombie to reappear or the chaos within the house to erupt.

There is nothing to recommend this film as it is a complete waste of time and a mockery of the name Night of the Living Dead.

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