Wednesday, October 10th, 2012


 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] More zombie movies! Gotta watch ’em all!

PLOT SUMMARY: A zombie apocalypse as seen through the lives of a talk show radio host and his co-workers.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Radio show host causes zombie to attack his wife and child.

PEOPLE: Directed by… Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law)?!??!
The main radio show host character is played by Bill Moseley (Ligui Largo from Repo! The Genetic Opera, Otis from House Of 1000 Corpses / The Devil’s Rejects / The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, Grindhouse, Army Of Darkness, and 8 episodes of Carnivale). Dan Lauria (the dad from the Wonder Years) was in it briefly, but I don’t even remember seeing him, so it must have been a tiny part.

Few may recognize his producer/ex- Lucy, played by Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5), as one of the possessed witches in Army Of Darkness. But she was.

QUIRKS: This movie’s plot is based on 3 main aspects. 1) A talk radio show, showing what happens when a radio station is the only “surviving” radio station during a zombie attack. 2) A zombie attack, and a mother’s fight for survival. 3) A terrorist attack, and the ultimate fate of those who carried out the attack.

VISUALS: Not a lot. This is a “mostly talk” movie.

POLITICS: This movie is very political RE: terrorism, Muslims, Muslim hate/racism, and the American military-industrial complex. It had more to say on the topic of hate and paranoia than most movies did. The fictitious radio show from this movie would probably be a very controversial and interesting radio show.

BAD STUFF: Not a lot of zombies or zombie violence compared to other zombie movies. This is about talk radio and as such, there is a lot of… (you guessed it)… talk.

CONCLUSION: A different take on the traditional zombie movie. Interesting. It definitely had its moments, and attempted to deliver a good message. But the implementation wasn’t as spectacular as it could have been. There were no “holy shit” moments; nothing to really stand out and grab you.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 5.0/10, Netflix: 2.7/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.0/5 stars).

RECOMMENDATION: Zombie completists and talk radio lovers should check this out.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Pontypool.
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