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The Revenant (2012)

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This breakout horror comedy centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest - so why is he still up and walking around? The only person Bart can turn to for answers is his best friend Joey (Wylde), and before long the two pals have surmised that blood is life. In order to survive, Bart requires a steady supply of it. Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers who have transformed LA into a swirling cesspool of crime and vice, the two friends decide to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets while collecting the precious blood needed to keep poor Bart from withering away into dust! -- (C) Official Site

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Ultra-gory horror comedy squanders its intriguing premise of crime-stopping vigilante zombies with its uneven execution.

August 24, 2012 | Full Review…
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It's not hard to imagine this becoming a cult favorite.

August 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
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About 30 minutes too long and somewhat clumsily executed, this zombie's-eye-view story still manages to evoke the comic and splattery spirit of the best '80s cult horror flicks.

August 24, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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This small sleeper delivers a surprising number of pleasingly putrid punch lines.

August 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/5
New York Times
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Its anti-war sentiments are trafficked in like a subterfuge that blows up with unexpected force.

August 23, 2012 | Full Review…
NPR
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By the middle of the second hour, you'll be wishing a zombie would just chomp off your head to end the pain.

August 23, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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A wildly uneven movie that works for the most part, with some really well pulled gags and others which are just a big miss. Worth a shot.

Francisco  Godinho
Francisco Godinho

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I am so happy to have seen this! This was the best film I saw at Toronto After Dark. For all those out there that are sick to bloody death (heh) of romantic touchy-feely vampire movies (whose titles rhyme with "skylight"), this is the film for you. A guy who wakes up on the night of his funeral to find that he's some sort of articulate zombie and makes his way back to his best friend's house. From there the pair piece together thier situation and do thier best to keep Bart "alive". Chris Wylde and david Anders have such great onscreen chemistry and it's very easy to believe that they're old friends. The effects are great, the jokes land squarely and the premise itself is wonderful. My only complaint might be that it stops being a comedy at one point, becomes full-on horror and never really comes back from the dark side. The very ending is pretty funny though, and I really can't wait to see this again when it comes out in theatres. I really really hope it gets a theatrical release. This is sure to become a cult hit.

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