THE HUGHES VERDICT
The action then cuts to 1986 where we become to know a boy called Chris whose determination to join a Campus Fraternity brings a chain of events that not only link the incident in 1959 to the present, but also bring Zombies to the very core, and a heck of a lot more……..
Director Fred Dekker clearly has a blast. Its very rare to watch a film where so much energy has gone into the making of the film. His love for the genre shines through and it gives the film a massive boast with his wonderful knowledge of the field even the names of the characters are nods to greats like Raimi, Romero to Cronenberg. There are scenes that not just spoofs the likes of The Blob but disgusts you as well and ts also damn funny at times, honestly, if the likes of Scary Movie can become such a franchise mega busters, then it makes me upset that this which is head and shoulders above that film, can be so criminally ignored!
Tom Atkins steals the show in what must be on of his finest performance. His battle cry “Its Miller Time!” still brings a smile to my face but the side characters also give their all, all memorable in their own ways. I really do not want to say anything to spoil it for anyone who decides to check this one out. There are many moments that will surprise you….yes even the hardcore fans. There are some scenes that will make you gasp, only for the fact that better directors have “borrowed” some very images. They had to have….it is to uncanny for them not too, lets just say, a use of a Lawnmower, brings back some memories of one certain film!
With nudity, gruesome moments, wonderful effects and from Aliens,to Slasher and back to Zombies, this is A rated B movie stuff, a film that has so much heart that it needs to be seen. Its better than Slither, in fact I go far and say its probably one of the greatest spoof horrors, its just a shame that no-one apart from a few of us realise that!
Its avaliable on DVD, which lucky contains the original ending which was originally changed due to the usual studio interferance….
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