Zombieworld full movie review - This fun new gem is welcome to chew on my entrails any day!
"Zombieworld", by um, many directors, is a movie that mixes the anthology format with zombie blood and guts, and for me it turned out to be a winning combination, or at least a lot better than I was expecting from the cheapie box art.
I don't think it's quite as bad as people are saying at all, the only thing that's really annoyingly wrong with it is the small budget, which is most obvious when it comes to the wraparound. This for me at least was a very pleasant surprise, it was the most fun I've had with a tacky independent horror effort like this in ages. While again it was the wraparound news segment that brought it down the most for me, most of the stories were of a surprisingly decent quality. It wasn't so much that it was a good anthology, but it was a good *zombie* anthology! And that seemed to me like a novel and original take on my favourite sub-genre, one that had never even crossed my mind before, and it's kind of a no-brainer I guess! I hope they someday also do ones on werewolves and Frankensteins and so on. Of course it's uneven, all anthologies are, I mainly liked it because it had two of my favourite action comedy horror shorts that I'd seen around before "Fist of Jesus" and "Brutal Relax", two completely insane little splatterfests of positively cartoon carnage which are practically the exact same thing, just with different scenarios. There were also a couple that were new to me that I found very good, I enjoyed "Home" it was a little more dramatic than the other tales, with the farmer woman alone trying to get through to her infected husband and in the end deciding to become like him by giving him a kiss... It was a little macabre and grim and I liked it. I also dug "Certified", it was cleverly put together and surprising - hint hint: It's all about a wicked little liar! And "Dead Stop" was okay, I found it eerie and interesting in its blandness. And the rest of it was fine I suppose, a little sloppy but overall there was enough good material in it to make it fun and well worth the time and effort that was made putting it all together. I don't especially find zombies all that fun anymore, I thought for a while that what really killed the zombie was over-saturation by a 1001 bargain bin undead movies like, well..this! But I did like this one a lot, it was a ray of 'sunshine' in a barren landscape. I also enjoyed to other zombie-type flicks around the same time, "13 Eerie" and "Savaged", so it wasn't a fluke.. The ending was cute and just what you might've been expecting with the sweaty anchor man becoming more and more zombie between each segment before finally going feral and devouring the camera man and gathering his wits enough to bid adieu to the audience! So I'm afraid it stands at a solid 8-out-of-10 happy shambling corpses fresh out of their coffins for me - a winner! Two thumbs up and a whole foot!