As it’s a New Year it’s about time we made some changes on this here zombie movie review blog, so it is a good opportunity to refresh things. You may have noticed the image above; yes, here at Devouring the Zombie Films of the Living we’ve jumped on the Fan-Made-Movie-Poster bandwagon, and will be producing a new poster picture for each movie that we review from now on – Or until we get bored. If you like the idea then feel free to let us know in the comments.
However, while we may be making changes on the blog to keep things fresh and exciting sadly the same can’t be said for the makers of this guff movie: Biohazardous. Unoriginal, boring and almost totally lacking in plot. We’re starting to think it might be useful to have a set of cut-and-paste zombie review texts to use in situations like this. One paragraph that would probably get used again and again would fit this film for sure:
A group of scientists are trying to create a breed of super-soldiers, but things go wrong and they end up creating a troupe of zombies that escape and go on a murderous rampage.
Yes, it’s one of those films. As if that wasn’t enough of a sign that this will be a poor movie one of the opening lines is of a TV news presenter introducing himself by saying “Hi, I’m George Romero“. Urgh, an unoriginal plot and subtle-as-a-brick nods to classic zombie movies; that’s really a recipe for disaster. (If you want to see a good zombie-movie reference in an undead movie try The Stink Of Flesh with lead hero Matool.)
So anyway; all this is happening in a big lab building in a backwoods town somewhere in the US. The local kids, police and Vicar led God-Squad all take an interest in what’s going on and each group go to investigate, get attacked and then try to escape. That’s about it here. The majority of the film takes place in various corridors of the laboratory, people run away from zombies or towards other rooms for the duration of the film while the film’s Director tries to spice this up by filming in Dutch Angles every other shot. OK there is a load of blood and the occasional gore scene, but nothing you haven’t seen before in every other scientist/serum/super-soldier zombie movie, and it is probably the worst sub-genre in the zombie canon. Please budding zombie film makers, please think of a new angle to take with your low-budget movies.
Gore Score C-
Norks Score F
Originality Score D-
Overall Score D-