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

Friday, August 21, 2015

Film Review: ZOMBIE HUNTER (2013)

Kevin King writes and directs Zombie Hunter (2013) one of the latest in the easily forgettable zombie film genre being produced at an alarming rate.  It seems that there is a new zombie film being released every month and very few ever amount to anything that hasn’t become cliché.  The same can be said for this film.
Hunter (Martin Copping), as he is simply called, has been surviving the zombie apocalypse on his own for a very long time without anyone.  When he is accidentally shot and wounded he finds himself with an unlikely group of survivors of which Jesus (Danny Trejo) is their leader, a man who has killed his fair share of the undead.  But Jesus and his group of survivors have got more than they bargain for when a new breed of the undead appears just after Hunter joins their group.  This new undead is meaner and more dangerous than anything they’ve ever encountered before and it will take all of them working together to find a way to survive.

Sounds like “maybe” an interesting concept but the entire film is littered with bad performances, mediocre visual FX (some of which are downright horrendous) and a horrible script with little point and no character development.  Even Trejo can’t save this mess of a film.  He has a couple decent action sequences but when he fights the “big bad” at the end it’s rendered as a horrible CGI monster.  Not to mention that this monster looks like the reject from a Resident Evil game.

It’s hard to come up with something new to do with the zombie genre but this film misses it at every turn as its neither funny, nor entertaining, nor any good.  Just another highly forgettable film.

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