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American Zombie

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Filmmakers Grace Lee ( The Grace Lee Project ) and John Solomon ( Nonsense Man ) team up to shoot a documentary about high-functioning zombies living in Los Angeles and their struggles to gain acceptance in human society.Despite their wildly different working styles Grace and John manage to chronicle the hopes and dreams of four fascinating subjects: IVAN a convenience-store clerk who longs for a career in publishing; LISA a florist trying to recover her lost memories; JUDY a hopeless romantic who learns to accept her true nature; and JOEL (pronounced Yo-El ) a committed political activist striving for zombie rights. As Grace strives to get to know the zombies on their own terms John is eager to uncover their darker side and rallies to get the crew permission to shoot at a three-day zombies-only retreat called Live Dead where the documentary takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. What transpires there is beyond anything the filmmakers could imagine as they are forced to re-evaluate their ideas about tolerance identity politics and the future of the human race.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR/COMEDIC HORROR UPC: 881394105027 Manufacturer No: CLS1050

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  • Actors: John Durbin, Paul Eiding, Jesse D. Goins, Raymond Ma, Lorna Scott
  • Directors: Grace Lee
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Cinema Libre
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001A5070M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,324 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "American Zombie" on IMDb

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steech on October 6, 2008
Format: DVD
At this point as a society, we've coupled zombies and comedy. I'm sure there are a myriad of compelling psychological reasons why this is so. But whatever our complex need to attach comedic value to something as existentially horrifying as reanimated corpses, it manifests itself in an equally complex milieu. The zombie/comedy dyad operates within a very wide spectrum. Zombie movies can be hilariously funny, a la Sean of the Dead, or stark and terrifying, as in the original Night of the Living Dead (which uses only a sprinkling of comedy to balance the effect).

I think the other reviewers may have expected this movie to be a lot more screwball than it was. The fact that it wasn't doesn't constitute a failure. The slapstick zombie movie is only one type of a surprisingly complex subgenre of cinema. And this ain't it.

American Zombie asks viewers to suspend disbelief to its very limits, and assume that zombies are both real and that they are deserving of deeper consideration. For anyone who ever spent more than an hour in discussion of zombie physiology, cause, and social consequence, this movie is like candy.

The movie (which is conducted like a documentary) follows four "high-functioning" zombies living (also dating, consuming, and working) among regular humans in Los Angeles. Each subject has his or her own take on his unique "condition."

The general feeling of the film is the same as that of a documentary following people diagnosed with an untreatable medical condition. Ivan begins with the statement (paraphrased), "I don't know how long it will be before my body decomposes, so I'm living each day at a time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Horwatt on March 26, 2009
Format: DVD
I think the number of people that fall into the target audience for this film is really, really small.

First off, let me say that it is a very well made film, a very slick production that captures the feel of a documentary exceptionally well (as I suppose it should, since Grace Lee apparently makes documentaries). I also think the concept of the film is very clever (that zombies live among us, but they're just another misunderstood and downtrodden subclass...or are they?).

Having said that, it's kind of an odd mix of styles and I'm not sure who will ultimately enjoy the film. I'm not sure how many people who are attracted to the zombie film genre will also be interested in a film which is at its heart a media and identity politics satire. And I'm not sure how many people looking for a media satire will be interested in the zombie subject matter.

I see there is a bit of a debate raging as to what this film actually is: mockumentary, faux documentary, horror movie, etc. I don't really know what the difference between a mockumentary and a faux documentary is. If the difference is that mockumentaries are comedies and faux documentaries are not necessarily comedies, I have to say I think this is intended to be primarily a comedy (or at least, as I said, satire...and my understanding of satire is that it's generally intended to be funny). True, it's a relatively dark and low key comedy, but still a comedy.

Part of the film's problem may be how it is promoted (to the limited extent that it has been promoted); the Netflix capsule review of American Zombie opens: "Part mockumentary, part unabashed gore-fest...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on July 19, 2010
Format: DVD
This is a mockumentary on the zombie community. In many ways it is a parody on the gay community. Unfortunately in order to capture the feel of a real documentary, the movie is very boring.

The low budget made for very few special effects or zombie make-up. The zombies they follow live boring if not pathetic lives. The real action in the movie starts at a festival called "live dead" which reminded me of a Grateful Dead parking lot. At this point the movie is well past the half way point. Feel free to tell people the surprise ending.
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Due to the social commentary so easily found within movies about zombies as well as budget restraints as the undead are such an easy 'monster' to create the whole 'shaky cam' or first person styled zombie movie has been on the rise so it should be no surprise that this was released in the same year as Romero's own documentary styled film "Diary of the Dead." However while Diary bills itself as a documentary maker who doesn't want to face reality, hides behind the camera, and as a social commentary on how the news works in general this film is slightly different. In the world of American Zombie the undead are not Romero's slow moving mindless zombies after their next tasty treat, in fact in American Zombie we get one of the earlier movies of the 'intelligent zombie' being fully in place. Not only are these zombies self aware but much like in the novel Breathers by S.G. Browne these zombies are known to exist and treated like second class citizens.

The saying of "We're Here, We're Dead, Get Used To It!" is the motto by which the undead of this documentary live by while trying to become the equals of the living that they once were. The 'documentary' starts as just a rough idea of the two filmmakers Grace Lee and John Solomon (who play themselves) that show how John sells Grace on the idea that they should work together to make a film about zombies. He wants to explore the culture of the living dead and while he is very much under the belief that they do live on human flesh and are the stereotypes of horror films he has seen she wants to show how they actually survive in society and are taken advantage of and abused.

This being the case they find four zombies that are some what connected to follow around.
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