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This is the kind of movie you use to torture your friends. The budget may have been low, but the poor editing and nonstop continuity issues make this a difficult movie to follow. The story, dialogue, and editing are honestly painful. You'll see what I mean! There's a few moments of combat, and lots of guns. No character development, either.
The effects? Let's just say that the advertising is 10x's better than anything you'll see in the movie.
Part of me feels bad for the actors; a couple of them are honestly trying.
If you want to see a terrible horror movie, once, this is the movie I'd recommend.
If you like Action, If you like Horror, If you like Vampires, If you like Zombies, If you like Vampire Zombies, then you'll like The Dead Undead.If you only enjoy big budget Zombie/Vampire flicks, then this is NOT the movie for you.The Dead Undead is a low budget Horror flick that is surprisingly good (For shooting this movie on a 1 million dollar budget, they did a pretty good job) When I 1st started watching, I wasn't expecting to like it at all but as it went along, it just got better & better.There was a ton of shooting going on with a few explosions which was pretty awesome.I especially enjoyed the individual stories of how the good vampires came to be (Where was the story of Jack?) It was a nice touch & it added to the movie.I really have no complaints.I would hope there would be at least a sequel because of the way it ended but since this movie was made in 2010 & it's now 2017, I don't see it happening.If I can find it on the cheap I wouldn't mind adding it to my DVD collection.If you get a chance to see The Dead Undead, give it a look.You might be surprised
Loved the firepower, super realistic shooting and the impacts well boom!!!its OK a bit different.
It's just terrible don't waste your time. I say SKIP IT!!!
One line summary: Wretched as a vanity flick, repellant as horror hybrid, bad SFX.
Curtis, Travis, Summer, Megan, and Shelley arrive at a motel after a long warm drive in crappy truck. They all want to check in and takes showers. Trouble is, there is no management present. After a bit of a wait, they pick out rooms. A child vampire almost lunches on Megan, but the others intervene. Megan freaks out, but a shower and clean clothes fix it. Shelley freaks out over a mouse in her room.
Summer watches (peep hole in the door) two vampires duke it out. Travis shoots some zombies. Megan turns after a couple of hours, and Curtis gets mauled by a zombie.
A van runs over one of the zombies, then people (perhaps) with guns come out of the van: Jack, Gabriella, Aries, Doc, Viper, and a couple more. They proceed to mow down a couple of dozen zombies. They encounter Lance, who manages to convince them he's not infected.
"Relax honey, we're the good guys." Comforting words.
Zombie-Vampires (ZVs) are explained. They are hard to kill at night, but die in the daylight. The zv are fast, as opposed to traditional zombies.
Aries gets a scratch; they let him tag along a while before he turns zombie and they kill him.
He and Gabrielle discuss Valhalla. Great, very old vampires. The extended flashback to the meeting of Aries and Gabrielle was amateurish, bloated, stupid. Also, the yellow filter did not make it more interesting, just more repellant.
Soon after Gabrielle detonates Aries, the team shoots her until she dies. Who knows when she got infected. Lance finally gets it that the commandos are vampires who are not also zombies. The zombie problem came from vampires switching to cows blood; unfortunately, someone ate a cow with mad cow disease. The flashback to Viper becoming a vampire was also not interesting. The flashback for Doc was just as stupid as well as repulsive. They used the ugly yellow filters again.
It was good to see the Doc character die horribly, but not heroically. Vanity films usually suck rocks, and Eddie Conna's effort here is no exception.
The ending does not help with any of the film's shortcomings, but it does hint at a sequel.
Cinematography: 8/10 Fairly good for film mostly shot at night. The weakest point would be the SFX.
Sound: 2/10 Beyond boring and repetitive.
Acting: 0/10 Next time, hire some actors.
Screenplay: 0/10 Bad dialog. Ridiculous exposition of motivation. Zero characters to care about. Excessive flashbacks to cover the lack of top level plot. Useless cameo by Forrest J. Ackerman.
Two blackholes for acting and screenplay.
This was a good movie, I think people take the zombie or vampire rules so literally that they can't enjoy a nother point of view... After all it is not real so it can be changed...
For a low low budget film it was actually a bit better than I expected lol. The acting was horrible but they seemed to be having some fun with that. The story was actually decent for one about humans being saved by vampires, fighting vampires turned into zombies by mad cow disease (they're nice vampires so they drink cows blood). The concept was good at least. It's really more action porn though, if you like seeing people use numerous types of guns in slow motion you'll be in heaven. In slow motion big guns look even more phallic than one would expect. The little flashbacks about the main vampire group was surprisingly intriguing. With a bigger budget, tighten up the writing, and a few decent actors there's no reason why it wouldn't be a decent movie.
Is it terrible or all-time terrible? Find out: http://superchicken46.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-dead-undead-2010-matthew-r-anderson.html
What happens when a Vampire gets Mad Cow disease? Watch and find out. This movie plays out like an NRA propaganda video punctuated with dialogue about how Vampires are people too. Oh, and copious amounts of Zombie killing.
Made is someone's backyard. Terrible, turned off after about 10 minutes!!!!