Saturday, June 21, 2014
Blu-ray Review: KILL ZOMBIE!
Directed by Martijn Smits and Erwin van den Eshof
Distributed by Well Go USA
I have a feeling a lot of you have probably never heard of this movie, but you should have! KILL ZOMBIE! is a hilarious horror-comedy from the Netherlands that succeeds at being both gory and funny. Here is the plot synopsis from the Well Go USA website:
A Russian Space station crashes in Amsterdam, releasing a deadly virus that turns everyday citizens into flesh-craving psychopaths. Aziz (Yahya Gaier), his brother Mo (Ouled Radi) and several strangers emerge from jail, oblivious to the mayhem until they team up with a local police officer (Gigi Ravelli). After receiving a desperate call for help, this unlikely band of heroes sets out on an insane rescue mission - and it's going to take a seriously crazy plan if they want to get out alive...
I am always a little nervous when it comes to horror-comedies, because most of the time they are just really not that good. I was worried about that when I started watching KILL ZOMBIE!, but I soon realized that this was not going to be the case with this film. The film is hilarious with some laugh-out-loud moments for me. The acting was great, and the production value seems very high. The post-apocalyptic look of the film is very well done. I also enjoyed the zombie effects, complete with gross green slimy stuff mixed with their blood. You see a lot of this splattered all over the place, which is a good thing, except that most all of the effects are CG. That is probably my only complaint about this film, but that is a very minor complaint. I usually hate when horror movies use CG blood and effects in movies, but I guess I didn't mind it as much in this film since it was more of a comedy. Since the CG blood splatters have almost a slight goofy look to them, it really takes away from the eerie feeling in a straight horror film, but since this is more of a comedy, it actually kind of works.
If you are a fan of horror-comedies, especially zombie comedies like SHAUN OF THE DEAD, you definitely need to give KILL ZOMBIE! a shot. The movie is available now from Well Go USA on DVD and Blu-ray.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray