ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

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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.

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Cast

Bill Johns
as Reverend Haggis
Cooper Hopkins
as Lance Murphy
Doug Fahl
as Tom Hunt
Janette Armand
as Frida Abbas
James A. Mesher
as Mayor Hal E. Burton
Victoria Drake
as Judy Miller
Ali Hamedani
as Ali Abbas
Linda Jensen
as Mrs. Hunt
Ryan Barret
as Derek Blaine
Andrew Hyde
as Brian Miller
Irene Strauss
as Mrs. Happenstance
Dan Campbell
as Bill McQuaid
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Critic Reviews for ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

All Critics (6)

  • Once the extreme gore hits, the buckets of corn syrupy splatter and one liners don't stop (fans of Evil Dead and Dead Alive will be very, very happy).

    Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 5, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Apr 13, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Certainly not on the scale of a Romero, but at least these filmmakers paid some attention in zombie class.

    Apr 6, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Has the potential to become a minor hit on the midnight film circuit with the help of a mid-level indie distributor.

    Jul 22, 2009 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

  • Jul 19, 2011
    So much unnecessary human drama. It's a Zombie film not General Hospital.
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2011
    Nothing too much for the zombie genre, but I didi like the fact that it was kept on an island and not a nationwide epidemic. The acting was pretty good and had some good gore moments, but otherwise a decent zombie movie.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2010
    As a zombie lover, I really wanted to like this but I didn't. Missed all the marks, offensively bad writing, and just flat, flat, flat. Bad makeup, lousy gore, not scary, not funny, and not heart pounding. Other than that.....
    Nicky M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2010
    better than a lot of cheap horrors ive been watching lately, here taking the concept of wmd and now there zmd and unleashed on small town, the film works on both levels, firstly for what it is being a cheap zombie movie, it does it well, some nice gore and violence, like planet terror a kid dies for no reason other than to get a laugh, people should do this more, and secondly, its humour at times works very well, taking our current war on terror. also taking in religion, and gays. theres a lot to like in this film, it could have been a lot worse
    scott g Super Reviewer

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