Good, Bad & Ugly Review: A Little Bit Zombie


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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 94% (Audience)
Directed By: Casey Walker
Written By: Trevor Martin and Christopher Bond
Starring: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager and Stephen McHattie
Studio: Cave Painting Pictures

Synopsis: Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be. (Source)


The Good:
I have a a list of straight-to-video (is that even the correct term anymore?) movies that I have been working my way through and this movie was not really at the top of the viewing list but I was in a comedy-horror mood and decided to give it a look. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised. While this is not a perfect mix of comedy and horror like a Return of the Living dead, it is a really fun way to spend 90 minutes with cool performances by the main four cast members who all have a pretty easy camaraderie that comes across on screen.
I also have to point out enjoying the performance of Shawn Roberts…who knew the stone faced guy who plays Wesker in those awful RESIDENT EVIL movies is so good at playing funny.

The Bad:
I would have enjoyed a little bit more horror be injected into this comedy-horror combo. A few more serious scares would have added a lot to this movie.

The Ugly
I am sure Stephen McHattie is a nice man but to me he will always just be the bootleg version of Lance Henriksen.
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You see it; I know you do. Who needs the bootleg version when the real deal is floating around without a steady gig?

Final Verdict: A goofy fun take on the zombie genre that succeeds in being a lot more funny that scary but which needed just a little bit more fright to make it totally satisfying to horror fans.

Grade: B-

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