Sunday, 17 June 2012
DVD review: Flesh Freaks (Video 2000)
Deep within the jungles of Central America, lost amid the crumbling Maya ruins, lies an ancient secret so strange, so horrible, that only one civilization would be dumb enough to release it ... Ours. Worm-like parasites infest the dead, returning them to gruesome half-life as rotting, bloodthirsty zombies. Freed from their jungle hell by a secret research expedition, the creatures soon find their way to modern civilization where they begin their deadly mission to transform the human race into an unstoppable army of the undead. Will the succeed in their gory quest? Will the human race be completely wiped out? Can anyone survive the blood-soaked onslaught of the FLESH FREAKS? Flesh Freaks is written and directed by Conall Pendergast. Hilarously bad acting, inept camera work and editing, a ot of jerky camera moovement and too much use of point of view shots. The soundtrack is also pretty bad.. The audio quality is also bad. Zero tension, zero atmosphere, the film feels overlong and is just plain boring. There is a little bit of gore but it´s badly made practical make-up fx and in several scenes they cut away and the screen just turns red and in a couple of scenes the carnage occurs off screen and we ony see blood splatter. The only good thing with Flesh Freaks is the make-up design for the zombies, some of them look pretty decent. No T & A at all in this one.
This review is based upon the region1 DVD release from Sub Rosa Studios
Rating: 0½ out of 7. Don´t spend your hard earned money and time on this. Flesh Freaks might be one of the worst movies I've ever seen, it´s atrociously bad and dreadfully boring. Avoid at all costs!