No one is ever going to mistake a film from The Asylum to be high art much less all that good, but they have a knack for crafting some ridiculously entertaining films sometimes of which ZOOMBIES (2016) almost hits all the right marks.
A strange monkey virus threatens to spread throughout a new safari park on the cusp of opening up to the public just when the new interns are getting assigned to their jobs. Although there are no regular attendees yet, there are plenty of park workers that become cannon fodder for the savage zoo animals soon infected with a zombie-like virus. It is up to the employees to stop the spread of the virus before it reaches the outside world and threatens all life on Earth.
Dr. Ellen Rogers (Kim Nielson) must find a way to navigate her employees to safety in the park while zombie gorillas, giraffes, lions, and all other manner of critters make food of everyone they come into contact with.
The film is filled with colorful characters and enough gore to satisfy even the most diehard horror fan and even though it lacks the polish of a Hollywood studio film (the CGI is pretty bad) there is plenty of entertainment and zombie carnage to keep you occupied from beginning to end (especially if you like these types of films). Fans of The Asylum films know what to expect and the film delivers in spades. If you’re not fans of The Asylum or don’t have an open mind then this film is definitely not for you as you need to be “in” on the joke in order to enjoy these types of films.