Shatter Dead Reviews
July 5, 2010
My love of zombies will normally save a movie no matter how awful it is, but that is not the case with Shatter Dead. Plain and simple, this movie is a steaming, freshly laid elephant turd. I have very rarely seen acting this bad. It's so damn bad that Porn actors have these people beat 10 to 1. I'm not asking for Oscar worthy performances but a single bit of competence is rather nice. Even the competence of Manos: The Hands of Fate would have been nice. The plot was interesting and I love the idea of intelligent zombies but the execution of it was so haphazard that you ended up not caring. Shatter Dead goes back and forth, never deciding if it wants to be serious or campy/funny. The only way I can see anyone liking this movie is if someone hit them repeatedly in the temple with a ball-peen hammer before it started.
January 31, 2013
When the rules of death no longer apply, those who are killed remain to wander the earth in a perpetual state of undeath. Tired, alone, and hated by the living, the undead form a new caste of undesirables in an already overpopulated planet, longing only to return to the eternal rest of the afterlife. Their jealousy over the living causes them to lash out and kill in order to even the playing field. Shot on video in 1994, SHATTER DEAD offers one of the most ambitious and inventive premises in recent zombie lore. Unfortunately, amateur director Scooter McCrae simply lacks the talent and resources to bring this together in a meaningful way. The epic scope of the picture is reduced to one woman's journey home to see her boyfriend, which is made all the less interesting thanks to Stark Raven's vapid performance as Susan. Susan has lost all hope for humanity, and, as one of the undead characters is sure to point out, Susan's spiritual death is far worse than the physical decomposition of the living dead. Unlike MEAT MARKET, BONE SICKNESS, and other dreadful Splatter pictures that were shot on video around the same time, the focus in SHATTER DEAD is never to overwhelm the audience with gratuitous gore, but to subvert mainstream cinema with a biting remark on the current social climate. With the AIDS epidemic, overpopulation, and growing homelessness fresh in mind, SHATTER DEAD poses a grim reflection of our own reality on film.
June 10, 2010
I wanted to give this a -15%. This is quite possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I see no redeemable factors. *Spoiler* She has sex with her zombie boyfriend by strapping her handgun to his crotch. That about says it all. Actually this is second worst: Has anyone seen "Entrails of a Virgin"...advice = don't.
October 14, 2009
i would have rated it better but the ending left me hanging