Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Stalled

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 36% (Audience)
Directed By: Christian James
Written By: Dan Palmer
Starring: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne |
Studio: Uncork’d Entertainment

Synopsis:A janitor gets trapped in a women’s restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies. – (Source)

The Good:
This movie offers a delightful premise that was most likely predicated by the minimal amount of money the producers had to work with. Two people stuck in a ladies washroom (during what looked to be the coolest office Christmas party ever) right as the zombie apocalypse starts is a nice change of pace for this genre.
And there is one really laugh out loud funny moment later on in the film where what looks to be our protagonists salvation turns out to be anything but.

The Bad:
None of the acting is ever going to garner a nomination for anyone involved and the characters were a bit on the shallow side even the ones that the audience was supposed to root for and who were given time to show their inner workings.
Also the setting, though a bit inventive, eventually started to fall apart because of the limitations of filming a movie like this on such a small location.

The Ugly
This film really does a crappy job in depicting women with the ladies in this film either being massively hateful bitches, dim skanks or overly self-sacrificing emotional messes.

Final Verdict:An example of getting the most out of a shoestring budget, STALLED is an enjoyable addition to the zombie genre with some glaring flaws in execution and characterization but overall worth a watch to any fans of this subsection of horror.

Grade: C+

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