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March 10, 2016
A low budget zombie comedy that is quite a bit of fun, dead heads sports everything that an unknown film needs. It has plenty of jokes and great actors of which have never been seen in anything before. A funny zom rom com that will definitely keep you amused.
½ March 31, 2015
Really terrible acting throughout but some very funny jokes. The line about the joint smoking zombie getting the munchies was superb!
January 12, 2014
A pretty well made zombie/roadtrip comedy... Low budget effects but a good story and decent acting (for a silly comedy) lifts this movie beyond just OK.
December 15, 2013
A very brave attempt that mostly hits what it aims for. Sadly the plot aims rather low with a tired road trip/lost love story that makes little sense but is enough to move the story forwards. The big problem is in the supporting cast who just don't work and cant make anything special out of their oddball characters.. oh and some horrible green-screen early on which thankfully is soon dropped. Kinda fun in this age of genre deconstruction and fun for zombie fans but no-one else.
November 2, 2013
zombies that like beer! sound like Wisconsin? LOL
Super Reviewer
October 23, 2013
Another movie with a poster promising something that never even came close to happening. The poster sees Brent holding a shotgun ready to shoot someone, yet Brent never holds a shotgun nor does he ever shoot anyone. Of course, seeing a zombie hold a shotgun is certainly more appealing, from a marketing perspective, than it is to tell the truth. Though I'm not sure who watches films because of their posters. With that said, this movie reminds of Unicorn City and A Little Bit Zombie in that while its technical and budgetary limitations may be very obvious, the film completely overcomes them with a solid script and a great cast. So yes, the movie looks very low-budget but that doesn't mean that this movie isn't a lot of fun, because it is. Basically, the film boils down to a road trip, zombie love story. I was also pleasantly surprised by how character-driven the whole film was. Of course, I'm not saying the characters are really that three-dimensional, but I grew to care for them and there are even some tender and genuinely touching moments in the film. The comedy isn't great, it's certainly funny enough to get by but I think the cast's enthusiasm certainly helped make up for some of the weaker moments in the film. My favorite character would have to be McDinkle and he's the angry asshole that spouts off cheesy one-liners. He certainly has the funniest lines of the film, and he was really entertaining in this role. But, as mentioned, the entire cast is great and incredibly enthusiastic which certainly adds to the enjoyment of the film. The script is also solid, it's clear that the Pierce Brothers are in touch with geek culture as there are many references to other films. Don't let the low-budget fool you, this film is a lot of fun and I think it's certainly an underrated film in the horror community. It's not the best horror film you'll ever see, but it is really entertaining.
October 16, 2013
One line summary: Butch and Sundance as funny, smart zombies.

This zombie film starts after zombies are present in large numbers. The two lead characters, Mike and Brent, are somehow intermediate: they show signs of death and decay, but they can speak, think, enjoy beer, enjoy food, and make plans about the future. Mike finds an engagement ring in his pocket. He remembers Ellie, his fiance. Brent proclaims they should go find her; nothing is stronger than love, after all.
Mike and Brent are about to head off for Michigan from Colorado when the full-blown zombies attack the bar where they were having dinner. They pick up Cheese along the way. Cliff (zero percent zombie) gives them a ride; he's intending to go to Lake Michigan to spread his wife's ashes.
The cause of the zombie problem is a chemical spill. Someone or another decides to quarantine the area. The quarantine team consists entirely of idiots and incompetents. Cliff blows past the quarantine, but sleep is a problem; they let Cheese drive, and they run out of gas. The subsequent 'camping' in the woods is a ghost story fest, aided by weed. Mike works on his speech to Ellie, and Cheese kills a cop who shot Brent twice.
They use the cop's gas to continue. The vignette with the horror films at the drive-in was an interesting touch. The quarantine group recruits an escaped convict, Thomas, who likes to kill zombies. They get captured, but Cheese breaks them out. The scene with Mike being dragged for a few football fields was not all that funny. Cliff makes it to the shore of Lake Michigan, but he has already run out of his heart medicine, and dies watching the waves.
They make it to Mike's house, and Mike remembers that Ellie's father killed him in that same house. The reality of meeting Ellie comes to pass; their ten year reunion is that night, so he goes to it, so he can tell her how he feels.
He puts on a mascot costume, and talks to Ellie. The authorities drag him off; the next day, Ellie's father has a few more laughs at Michael's expense.
Thomas changes his mind, and decides to help Michael. Michael makes it to Ellie's house, but the chief idiot of the quarantine squad catches up.
What could possibly go wrong?

Cinematography: 9/10 Nice.

Sound: 10/10 Excellent.

Acting: 7/10 Could have been better.

Screenplay: 8/10 There were several funny moments, which is more than I can say for most films labelled comedy. The story hung together, once one suspends disbelief about smart zombies.
½ September 14, 2013
Wasn't even that bad.
½ August 5, 2013
A resounding and thunderous "meh". Almost triumphant in a way.
½ July 24, 2013
This is a very funny movie that pokes fun at the zombie movie franchise. With some typical characters and unique story-lines this movie really adds up to a great fun movie. Go watch it on Netflix, just don't attend your high-school reunion as a zombie in a mascot uniform.
½ July 16, 2013
A guy wakes up confused and is soon surrounded by zombies. He meets another coherent person and they both realize they are undead as well, yet different than the others. After a few run-ins with live folk trying to defend themselves from the zombie hordes. Meeting a sympathetic human, they travel in search of the main character's lover with a secret government group in pursuit. Decent humor and some good references to classic horror films in this buddy roadtrip zombie romantic comedy. Sometimes hampered by the limited budget and bad acting, this film is better-than-average post "Shaun of the Dead"-fare. Watch with "Hide and Creep" and "Aaah! Zombies!!"
½ July 5, 2013
Except for one badly deployed character, I liked this movie. It's a premise I haven't seen before and was executed fairly funnily (is that a word?).
June 13, 2013
Absolutely hilarious and heartwarming, well worth the pound I spent on it, performances are very very good. Looking forward to more from the Pierce Brothers!
½ May 7, 2013
As good as an independent zombie flick goes...
April 21, 2013
Laughed so hard at most of the scenes. Absolutely loved this movie. We were still talking about it in the morning.
½ March 30, 2013
While not particularly original, this still offers a high level of gore and a few laugh out loud moments
February 28, 2013
A funny zombie road trip/love story,
January 16, 2013
Saw this at Screamfest... really funny, great, fresh, unique concept.
½ January 14, 2013
O.V.R 3/10...stupid and not in a funny way
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