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5.0 out of 5 stars great movie!
love horror movies but this one has a latino content, plus the actresses are HOT! and its a pretty good saturday night movie!
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3.0 out of 5 stars MY DEAD HUSBAND DOESN'T LEAVE ME ALONE
The film touches on multiple themes as a domestic violence victim (Monika Munoz) seeks the help of a Latino charlatan Roque (Roberto Montesinos) who is not all bad. Roque is the topic of film being shot by Pilar Franco (Adriana Cataño). Unable to help the woman, she seeks the aid of the mysterious Macumba (Mariana Da Silva) who gives her a potion for her husband to...
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3.0 out of 5 stars MY DEAD HUSBAND DOESN'T LEAVE ME ALONE, July 26, 2013
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The film touches on multiple themes as a domestic violence victim (Monika Munoz) seeks the help of a Latino charlatan Roque (Roberto Montesinos) who is not all bad. Roque is the topic of film being shot by Pilar Franco (Adriana Cataño). Unable to help the woman, she seeks the aid of the mysterious Macumba (Mariana Da Silva) who gives her a potion for her husband to drink.

By the time the Zombie Farm aspect enters the film, it has about twenty minutes left. The bulk of the film is about building the character of Roque who makes general statements about Latino's envy of white society which is a far larger part of the film than the zombie aspect.

The film is not badly done, and pretty decent for a low budget independent. But on a pure zombie scale, it is strictly second tier.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex, or nudity.
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3.0 out of 5 stars zombies zombies everywhere., October 23, 2013
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getting a little zombie burnout, but this one deals more with black magic zombies than reanimated zombies, and an evil witch controlling them. all in all, a decent movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great movie!, August 4, 2013
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love horror movies but this one has a latino content, plus the actresses are HOT! and its a pretty good saturday night movie!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Farce, November 8, 2012
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This is a wannabe zombie flick. It has more to do with voodoo than anything else. There's 1 zombie throughout the film & the others don't show up until 3/4 of the movie has gone by. The 1st zombie was a wife batterer. Not cool! They were all created by a form of Santaria. This just didn't strike a chord w/me. I give it an F for Farce! Very tedious story line. George Romero has nothing to worry about. This doesn't even come close.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ricardo Islas--one of the best no-budget directors you've never heard of., December 29, 2011
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<strong>The Zombie Farm</strong> (Ricardo Islas, 2010)

I have somehow been under the impression for five years that <em>Lockout</em>, the 2006 outing from Uruguayan-born Chicago director Ricardo Islas, was his feature film debut, and I compounded that by thinking <em>Zombie Farm</em> was his sophomore outing. It turns out <em>Lockout</em> was actually Islas' thirteenth feature, and <em>Zombie Farm</em> his sixteenth. This tickles me pink, because it means I have a great deal more Ricardo Islas to see. <em>Lockout</em>, #5 on my list of the best movies of 2006, absolutely blew me away, to the point where I've bought at least a dozen copies over the years to give them to people as presents. Criminally mismarketed as a horror film, it's a supernatural drama that has a great deal to say (in some really amusing, complex ways) about white flight, casual racism, and how little we truly know ourselves. <em>Zombie Farm</em> is much more a straight horror film, which shouldn't surprise anyone given the title, but that doesn't mean Islas hasn't jam-packed it with so much of what made <em>Lockout</em> great.

Plot: Pilar Franco (Adriana Cataño, model and character actress probably best known to American audiences from <em>Holy Man</em>) is a filmmaker on a mission, but the production company she's marketing her stuff to doesn't want her idealistic, overly-serious exposés about domestic abuse in Latino households. They want fluff pieces that will show the bright side of Latino culture to white audiences. (One is put in mind of Zakes Mokae's ironic line in <em>The Serpent and the Rainbow</em>: "happy happy island people!") Frustrated and at a loss, she flips on the TV...and catches a horrible low-budget ad for a local mystic who's obviously a charlatan, Roque (<em>We Bought a Zoo</em>'s Roberto Montesinos). She calls to set up an appointment, intending to wheel and deal him: he lets her make a puff piece on him for the production company, and in the process she makes him a much higher-quality commercial with which to fleece the rubes. In the waiting room, she notices a woman who may as well be right out of her last documentary attempt: Ana Maria (Monika Munoz, an American actress who moved to Mexico and has been working in TV there ever since), whose husband Antonio (<em>Before Night Falls</em>' Khotan) is of the get-drunk-and-beat-mah-woman variety. You may be able to see where this is going, but I'll spare you the play-by-play and tell you that eventually, Roque, Ana Maria, and Pilar, with occasional grudging help from Roque's landlord, find themselves trying to both avoid Antonio, who won't stop coming after his wife even after taking a bullet to the brain, and trying to find the <em>bruja</em> controlling him, Sonia (Brazilian actress Mariana da Silva), who came to control him after Ana Maria went to see her in desperation. None of which explains the title of the film. Trust me on this, there is, in fact, an actual zombie farm.

This time around, Islas has turned his jaundiced eye on (obviously) domestic abuse and the TV charlatans who take advantage of old ladies (there's a great shouting match between Roque and Pilar after she hits him with her idea where he talks about the little old ladies, and she counters that her mother is one of them), but as in <em>Lockout</em>, the characters change and develop throughout the film; this is most notable when Roque, who has obviously been a fleecer of old ladies his entire life, goes after the no-account son of one of his longtime clients who's been stealing her social security checks. It's manipulative and overdone, but still it manages to ring true, and that's something well worth noting. Even more: the romantic subplot between Roque and Pilar is the kind of thing that would drive me up the wall in most movies, but Islas, who also wrote the script, has such a good ear for rapid-fire witty dialogue along these lines that it actually comes off sounding realistic. (Points off, though, for the love-triangle subplot that given one scene towards the end was obviously supposed to be running through this movie; I never got the remotest sense that Ana Maria and Roque were supposed to have any kind of sexual tension between them.)

Once again, this is way less horror film than it is supernatural drama, and once again this is an aggressively indie picture (read: you could buy some shoestrings with the budget, but not hang anything from them). And as long as you don't go into it expecting a straight-up zombie horror film, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised at what Ricardo Islas is cooking up. This is good stuff indeed, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. *** ˝
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