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ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)




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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.more
Rating: R (for strong bloody zombie violence and gore, language, sexual references and brief drug use)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao
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On DVD: Mar 23, 2010
Typecast Pictures - Official Site


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)

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.

Full Review… | May 5, 2010
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review… | April 13, 2010

Certainly not on the scale of a Romero, but at least these filmmakers paid some attention in zombie class.

Full Review… | April 6, 2010

Has the potential to become a minor hit on the midnight film circuit with the help of a mid-level indie distributor.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009

Full Review… | September 15, 2009
Film Threat

Full Review… | November 4, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

So much unnecessary human drama. It's a Zombie film not General Hospital.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Somewhat entertaining if you, like me, are addicted to zombie films. The makeup is often sub-par, but the acting level is much higher than most Z-movies. There are also some really impressive (non-action) gore installations. Available on Netflix Instant Watch, so check it there if you're a zombie addict.

_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Campy pseudo-horror that tries to be scary, funny and hip. 0 for 3. What ZMD does manage to do is insult Muslims, gays and legitimate genre films. This is an hour and a half of your life that you are going to want back.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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