ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
A small town wrestling with xenophobia is forced to open its collective mind in order to ward off a pack of brain-champing ghouls in this horror-comedy from writer and director Kevin Hamedani. It's 2003, America has invaded Iraq, and Port Gamble, Washington is a town in the Pacific Northwest that's fallen on hard times; fishing in the nearby harbor has dried up, local businesses are closing, and a lot of folks in town are looking for someone to blame for their troubles. Frida (Janette Armand), a college student of Middle Eastern descent, has come home for the summer to work in her dad's diner, and has to deal with narrow-minded locals who foolishly suspect she might be a terrorist. Meanwhile, Tom (Doug Fahl), who left Port Gamble years before, is wary about returning to visit his mother; Tom is gay, and has come home to tell his mom about his sexual orientation and introduce her to his boyfriend Lance (Cooper Hopkins). However, Frida's work behind the counter and Tom's revelation to his family take a back seat when a pack of hungry, flesh-eating zombies invade Port Gamble, and the most narrow-minded members of the community are forced to throw in their lot with some folks they're not sure they trust to fight off the undead mob. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction was an official selection at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival. … More
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Critic Reviews for ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction
Kevin Hamedani's muddy, heavy-handed parody of War on Terror paranoia doesn't vary much from genre formula, but it does serve up political correctness with refreshingly bad taste.
Zombies of Mass Destruction attempts to use its familiar genre elements in the service of a post-9/11 political satire...unfortunately, the jokes fall flat, and the horror never hits a nerve.
Certainly not on the scale of a Romero, but at least these filmmakers paid some attention in zombie class.
Audience Reviews for ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction
Somewhat entertaining if you, like me, are addicted to zombie films. The makeup is often sub-par, but the acting level is much higher than most Z-movies. There are also some really impressive (non-action) gore installations. Available on Netflix Instant Watch, so check it there if you're a zombie addict.More
Campy pseudo-horror that tries to be scary, funny and hip. 0 for 3. What ZMD does manage to do is insult Muslims, gays and legitimate genre films. This is an hour and a half of your life that you are going to want back.More
A love a good zombie film. Sadly this wasn't very good.
The "gore" was "student film" quality as was most fo the acting and writing.
Two stars for making the three "main characters" (and survivors) a gay couple and an Iranian girl and a half star for actually killing a kid on screen TWICE!
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