Monday, 16 April 2012
DVD review: Humans Versus Zombies (2011)
Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus, a neuroinvasive organism that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The Infected are enslaved by the invading "swarm" intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more students fall victim to the plague, triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies. The zombie horde grows and spreads quickly. Amidst the chaos, a campus security guard, obsessed with conspiracy theories, leads a group of students to safety as they and a small band of uninfected townspeople set out to find other human survivors in an attempt to discover the source of the "zombie" virus and save the world. Humans Versus Zombies is written by Devan Sagliani and Brian T. Jaynes who also is the director. It´s quite well done, editing, lighting and quality overall looks very good especially considering that it is made on a low budget. There are some mediocre acting but some of the cast are decent and the best actor in the film is Frederic Doss as Frank is hands down my favorite character in this film. I must confess that I hate the quick running zombies that populate this film but the zombie make-up fx is good and the gore make-up fx (a blend of practical and computer gendered fx) looks pretty good and there is plenty of gore, a lot of exploding heads, blood and gore splashing about. There are several really pretty girls in this film (for instance Dora Madison Burge as Tommi, she is very easy on the eyes) and a some of scenes featuring T & A.
This review is based upon the region 2 UK release from 4 Digital Media.
Rating: 3½ out of 7. Humans Versus Zombies is better than expected, it´s entertaining and recommended to Die-hard fans of the zombie genre.