Sunday, November 11, 2012

Undead (2003)

Mainly because of the brute poster I was pretty excited about this film. Though you don't have to watch a long time before you realise that ''Undead'' is a pretty moderate film.

Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing community where life is sweet and the people friendly. All that is about to change. After losing her childhood farm to the bank, local beauty Rene decides to leave town and head for the big city. Suddenly, an avalanche of meteorites races through the sky, bombarding the town and bringing an otherworldly infection. Departing is going to be much more difficult than she had planned. The living dead are awakened and Rene is now caught in a nightmare of zombies hungry for human flesh. She manages to find salvation in a small isolated farm house owned by the town loony, Marion. There she is met with four other desperate survivors. Together they battle their way through a plague of walking dead and discover that there is more transpiring than just an infection.

The poster may look awesome. The film is a ridiculous attempt to comedy and horror. The humor is of an extremely low level and instead of funny characters the film has annoying as hell characters that I just wanted to punch in the face (This mainly goes for the incredibly annoying police officer). 

The usual group of survivors has another remarkable person: The Hero. You know the hero in those post-apocalyptic films. They save you when you're about to die, have a lot of gun experience and don't say much. Though in Undead the hero is a big hillbilly who kinda looks like an Amish version of the terminator.

The zombies are not a threat for a second and don't even provide entertaining scene's. The CGI is terrible and soundtrack sounds like it came out of a slapstick comedy rather than from a zombiefilm.
You have to do a lot of things the wrong way if you, as a horror/comedy, don't even give me a shred of sympathy for your movie but Undead manages to do it. Felicty Mason was one of the few reasons that I didn't turn this film of right away. 

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