Sunday, 2 May 2010

Reel Zombies - FAB Fest, Filmhouse - 2/5/10

The world has been over-run by zombies.

This is bad news for cinema goers and filmmakers...who wants to sit in a dark room with limited exit points when the undead are roaming around and who wants to fund movies at such a time? Nobody, are you mental?

Despite this Mike and Dave decide to resurrect their zombie movie franchise using real zombies in the hope that once the zombie problem is solved they will be able to cash in. On paper that's a really good idea. Or it would be if everyone involved wasn't either a complete moron or utterly incompetent...and, in some cases, both.

As the cast and crew lurch from one disaster to another their attempts to make a movie in the most difficult of circumstances are captured by their friend, documentary filmmaker, Sam. The result is a fabulously entertaining and brilliantly funny zombie movie that is easily the match of the likes of "Shaun of the Dead" or "Zombieland". With a budget that could only have amounted to the cost of James Camerons sushi for a day on the set of "Avatar" everyone involved has obviously given up time and money simply for the love of the idea. While they may not see financial rewards everyone who saw it here at the FAB Fest was rewarded with a cracking film that will live long in the memory.

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