Sunday, 17 June 2012

DVD review: Zombie Cult Massacre (1998)

Marvin and Sally are on their way to a new life when a series of bizarre accidents leads them into the path of a freakish cult. Through the use of powerful drugs, Marvin is transformed from a everyday citizen into a zealous fanatic, hell bent on leading the Zombie Cult against a though biker gang and into a dark day of suffering and bloodshed as these strange events reach their apocalyptic cimax. Zombie Cult Massacre is written and directed by Jeff Dunn. The acting is pretty bad but some of cast members are pretty decent. The camera work and editing is decent, but once or twice the editing is just plain weird.. The sound quality varies throughout the film. I do have some problems with some of the more excentric parts of the film, this isn´t just a plain zombie film as you might think but I won´t go into spoilers. Gorehounds should be pleased with this, plenty of practical gore make-up fx as people get eaten, ripped apart, shot and so on. Some of it looks good. Same thing when it comes to the living dead make-up fx design which looks good especially for a super low budget feature. There are two really good and gory high lights in the form of a scene where a woman gets her bare breast ripped off by zombies and when a group of zombies kills a pregnant woman and eats the fetus. There are  some embarrassingly bad computer gendered fx used for dream sequences. There is some topless female nudity and sexual situations in the film.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Sub Rosa Studios.
Rating: 1½ out of 7. Zombie Cult Massacre is unexpectedly original due to some excentric stuff thrown in by Jeff Dunn and it never gets boring and we get plenty of gore.  Zombie Cult Massacre is well worth checking out.


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