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½ August 11, 2014
"When a decomposing girlfriend is better than no girlfriend at all."--IMDB.

A surprisingly suspenseful & well-done film. It comes off 70's-ish & slightly funny, but has some genuinely horrifying moments. Can't say its really a horror/zombie film either even with a reanimated corpse as one of the lead characters lol. Great acting by Cody DeVos, one of the twins & writer, held the film together (kinda reminded me of a young Oliver Reed.) Soundtrack wasn't so bad either (& yes, I heard the music this time, Pamela dear.)
July 22, 2013
It's weird and creepy, but it's also boring! Somehow it all blends together, but it just took a long long time! And there was nothing exciting, scary or romantic about it.
½ June 22, 2012
WTF? Is everyone reviewing this movie stoned?? I would get as much out of Days of our lives as I did this "movie". Total crap x infinity +1
½ June 20, 2012
Crisp, smart, and a surpisingly excellent debut by the Deagol Brothers, an interesting Tennessee film collective. The premise -- a weirdly sweet, indie-tinged, coming-of-age love story -- may been a little hard to take on its own. But with a whole euphony of other, batshit-crazier elements on top of it -- a loser kid + hip older brothers, a melancholy early death, a crushing zombie story -- it becomes a very promising, very lovely little film.
March 23, 2012
Sorry, but it's a terrible film. The plot is seriously lacking, disjointed, and often confusing. The dialogue and acting is so bad I felt embarrassed for the actors. The curious character of Wendy (and the actor portraying her) were the only redeeming factors, but were also unfortunately the smallest part of the movie!

BTW, the mystery of how Wendy disappeared, and came to be the living dead, could have been a more explored and integral part of the film without losing the mystique or explaining everything. It definitely would've ramped up the interest and possible quality of the story and execution.

Just because it's indie and strange doesn't mean it's good. Big disappointment.
½ October 30, 2011
A quirky coming of age meets zombie love story. Not only did I really enjoy the movie on its own merits, but the original musical score is awesome! It's not for everyone... But for its intended audience I think it is really, really good.
July 9, 2011
This is not a typical zombie movie and there is little to no violence here. The lighting techniques during the day scenes and the colored lights, make pieces of it look like an art house film.
June 27, 2011
The synopsis of this quirky flick is right on. If I had to, I'd call it a coming-of-age film centering around twin brothers who are trying to figure out their direction. One of their friends, and the object of one's infatuation, disappears only to turn up tied between a couple f trees. She's a zombie. She's not particularly dangerous, but she's not particularly alive, either. The film plays out over the course of a summer as one twin tries to win over the dead girl's best friend and the other hides the zombie in the bathroom of an absent friend's house.

"Make-Out With Violence" takes a little while to get going, but it's effective and poignant once it does. While there are a couple of tense, mildly scary scenes, it's not about the gore and there's not much violence, either. The violence seems to be more about that done to oneself through dishonesty to oneself and others. The zombie is a device, something to do with lingering too long when it's time to move on.

Considering it's the directors' first outing, this is a particularly interesting and oddball flick. Think "Stand By Me" meets "Dead Girl." The pacing drags at points, but very worthwhile in the end.
½ June 9, 2011
Le titre francophone, "Zombie lover", laissait augurer d'un truc potache et deconneur avec des morts-vivants, dans le ton de "Shaun of the dead" ou, plus modestement, de "Dance of the dead". He bien, c'est rate ! Si "Zombie lover" est bien à ranger dans le creneau du Teenage-movie, le prisme envisage est ouvertement celui du drame : on a une jeune fille zombifiee et tout un cercle de meilleurs copines/amoureux transis/petits copains blaireaux qui ne savent comment gerer la nouvelle donne, tout empêtres qu'ils sont dans une toile complexe de sentiments et de non-dits post-adolescents. L'idee de base disposait d'un certain potentiel et on denote même une poignee de trouvailles interessantes en cours de film. Pourtant, là où un film comme "Fido" arrivait sans difficultes à concilier regard acerbe et humour, "Zombie lover", sa lenteur forcenee, son pathos pesant dissimule sous la sobriete des effets, son rock alternatif omnipresent en toile de fond, n'y parvient resolument pas. Peu credible, incapable de profiter efficacement de l'absurde de certaines situations (mauvais dosage des ressorts comiques et dramatiques), le film n'arrive même pas à susciter l'empathie pour ses personnages (oui, ils alors ?). D'autant plus qu'on sent bien que "Zombie lover" avait certaines pretentions et briguait même le statut de "film-culte". Dommage, il ne s'agit que d'une simple serie B de plus, sans doute moins bête que la moyenne mais tout aussi mal fagotee.
February 13, 2011
Make-Out with Violence is proud of its dual genre nature, yet suffers from an identity crisis that it ultimately fails to transcend.
February 11, 2011
Not a good movie, but I liked it anyway.
½ January 28, 2011
A baffling film, at points equally frustrating and brilliant, this zombie film with almost no zombies just so happens to have the best title of the year.

Just when it starts to lose you with its horrendously deadpan acting, inane dialogue and insistence on being oh-so-indie, a scene pops up that's pretty much genius and it sucks you right back in.

Deeply flawed yet worth checking out.
½ December 18, 2010
great alternative zombie movie with a touch of virgin suicides about it. recommended
October 1, 2010
Just saw this at SXSW. It was amazing. If it comes your way, don't miss it.
½ October 1, 2010
Kind of like a softer Stand By Me by way of Deadgirl.
Really beautifully executed. Completely immerses you in its little universe, with a top-notch cast (an especially brilliant lead trio with wonderful chemistry and multi-dimensional performances). Leaves you in a constant state of cringe as you wait to see where the story goes; steers clear of the dark and depraved path it so easily could've taken.
October 1, 2010
One of the best truly independent films ever. It's like if John Hughes directed Deadgirl. It's perfect.
½ October 1, 2010
Make-Out With Violence should have been awesome. Instead it was just good. The mood of the film was constantly somber and muted and never seemed to make up its mind whether it wanted to focus more on the lives of a small group of teenagers coping with the death of a friend or on the friend, herself, who is reincarnated as a zombie. Obviously, they should've focused mostly on the zombie or else write it out of the damn script. That said, the split of two different focuses works as well as it could have, but I just yearn for what could've been if the filmmakers had chosen one of the situations as the primary story and relegated the other to a background or secondary story.
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