19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2012
This got terrible reviews everywhere. But I have very distinct likes being a Zombie film lover before it was cool I saw Night of the Living you know what in 1969 at the Orson Welles Cinema in Boston and have been a fan since. I hate most Zombie flicks and I hate running zombies, except the Dawn remake, which worked. This had slow really expertly directed Zombies. Good makeup for low budget and the acting which got panned as amateur worked very well. Sure there were head scratchers, like how did the main guy get off the roof when the girl was behind the door and then it closed. Look forget that. Forget that nobody but nobody but Romero presents a possible metaphysical origin, and the sudden biological origin is not as deeply terrifying to me, but this British Zombie flick is not a lame comedy, very few work except of course Sean of the Dead,but this is enjoyable if you expect little but love zombie flicks that are made not for money but because they love the genre..Thank the Lord above, no running growling Olympic undead here. Check it out
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2012
The movie title appears to be redundant. Clearly the Brits do not understand what to do during a major Zombie outbreak, perhaps due to the poor showing of "Zombie Diaries." A dirty bomb goes off and the film concentrates on the life and survival of Sarah (Ruth King). She passes out then comes to at a country infirmary. Here she encounters live people and zombies. They make numerous mistakes.
First, you need to secure the perimeter and eliminate the zombies inside. This is common sense stuff, but the Brits don't do it. Secondly if you are in a building that has zombies, don't ride the elevator as you don't know what is going to be outside the doors when they open. When you suspect the zombie infestation is caused by a blood borne pathogen, don't leave infected blood on your skin. Immediately wash it off and disinfect with a 10% Clorax solution. Also according to the Homeland Security handbook, the people who will actually be infected first are old people, children, and those with weak immune systems. Not every bite transmits the disease, but you need extra precaution and a holding cell/ isolation room during the incubation period. Being in an infirmary, they were in an ideal location to survive had they followed common sense guide lines.
The characters and humor didn't make it in this film like other Brit films.
Parental Guide: F-bombs, no sex, hospital gown zombie nudity
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Terrible c-movie horror - which, of course, I expected, if only from the title and the DVD artwork (and the reviews). So, I am here only to confirm... this one is a stinker. BUT, if you do enjoy cheesy zombie flicks and microbudget films, you may get a kick out of it. I didn't, but big time zombie fans may find something in it that's enjoyable. I am guessing this is probably a good 420 viewing, though that's just a guess on my part. As a film, it's pretty bad. Really bad.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2014
this flick was okay the zombies were decent however the plot and the acting was poorly hoping to reach the end to this movie. The actors were too slow in their reaction time and the actress just was not that convincing with her performance. She really sucks.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2012
I try to judge each zombie flick I see objectively, even though most of them have the same storyline and whatnot. Through the years, I've seen literally hundreds of zombie films. Varying from the incredibly cheesy to the hardcore. The ones that ended up being my favorites were the ones that mostly everybody else liked because they were the ones that, even though it were more of the same, they added their own unique spin on things(Most recently; Pontypool, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Zombieland, Exit Humanity, Dawn & Day of the Dead, Rec, Zombie Dearest, Fido, Shaun of the Dead, The Dead..for examples). Some were made on small or no budgets at all, really, but they made a lasting impression. I come to Zombie Undead thinking I'd, at least, walk away from the experience satisfied that I got a good zombie fix whether or not they put their own spin on things. Well guess what? They didn't. They didn't...do alot of things with this picture and that left me very..wait, scratch that..extremely disappointed and pissed off that I wasted good money on this.
Sarah's father is bleeding, and she knows he will die if she doesn't get him to a hospital fast. The scene that greets them on arrival is one of chaos and horror as bodies of the dying and injured are lying about. Sarah stumbles and falls and loses consciousness. Yet, when she regains consciousness, she realizes that she's alone tere or is she? That's pretty much the plot of this movie.
You're probably wondering what it is that I dislike about Zombie Undead. Well, everything in the movie seems uninspired to me. Everything from the acting to the script to the zombie makeup. Heck, even the zombie attacks/kills. None of it failed to interest or excite me. It was dull, boring and lifeless. Okay, so it was a low budget movie..that's still no excuse for this drivel. Heck, Automaton Transfusion was made on a low budget and it turned out pretty decent(least, it held my interest til the end). I know everyone is entitled to their opinion(I respect that, believe me) but calling this movie a game-changer? <smh> I'm sorry. I'm just not buying it. Course, I wish I hadn't have bought it. Sorry, folks, but I believe in telling the truth. It did absolutely nothing for me. Watch this one at your own risk.
on March 18, 2015
Zombie Undead (2010)
With foreign films sometimes we can't tell if the film is brilliant depiction of national character or simply inept. In “Zombie Undead” the poor souls caught in the opening phases of a Zombie apocalypse seemed stunned, unable to protect themselves. Or perhaps, because they are British, they are too polite to protect themselves. The two prime characters are Sarah, an absolutely helpless woman who does nothing to help either herself or anyone else and Jay, a big guy with a cane knife (short sword sized machete style blade) who cannot make himself kill more than a couple of the hundreds of Zombies plaguing them. A more pathetic and helpless pair of heroes I cannot remember seeing.
An hysterical grandma, a game but confused ambulance driver, a rank coward and an educated medical guy make up the rest of the survivor band. None of them think to arm themselves save Jay who eventually tosses away his cane knife for reasons that are known only to him. Imagine being chased by hundreds of staggering undead and not thinking to pick up a fire ax, a club, or anything. When a fellow human becomes beset by a Zombie, the typical reaction of the other survivors is to watch in horror. And cover their faces with their hands. In fact, learning nothing at all from seeing her friends die, the final cut has a shambling crowd of the animated deceased slowly heading for a survivor who covers her face with her hands and closes her eyes. I predict that the UK will be totally wiped out in the long predicted rise of the undead. In fact, it is kind of hard to see how they make it though every day life, never mind a Zombie apocalypse.
Director Rys Davis made another full length film in 2014 called “How to Make a Movie for 43 Pounds” which I assume is based on his experience with “Zombie Undead”. He is quoted as saying he made his first film because Zombie films are marketable. Perhaps not this one.
Writer Kris Tearse also doubled as Jay in a major role. He never attempted to either write a script or act again, which makes sense. What little script there is gives the actors almost nothing to work with in terms of dialog or action. The 'drama' consists of survivors walking around a hospital, going from room to room and looking through windows at Zombies. Sarah was played by Ruth King who also hung up her acting shoes after this one time shot at stardom.
The sound is at best uneven, which I deplore. The Zombies are however quite adequate if unspectacular. They are traditional in every aspect as they shuffle around covered with blood. No talking Zombies or other such nonsense. The gut gobbling is not over done but not shied away from either. The camera work seems to be all or mostly hand held and director Davies uses all three of the camera trick he learned somewhere, dissolves, fades and stop-start over and over again.
All in all this one hour and 23 minute film can rate a slim one and a half brains. It is not rated but would be rated “R” for human munching but it isn't very scary. We know the characters have no chance at all of survival which sort of takes away the tension.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2014
yeah this is a great zombie movie for zombie lovers. these other reviews are by yahoos that dont like anything and think thier to good to say something cool. but yeah if you love romero zombie movies this is for you.
on May 7, 2015
I don't understand why the fat white guy kicked the skinny guy back down into the zombies.
Sure, the skinny guy did not help the fat black guy when he was attacked by a single zombie but the zombie jumped out from the side hallway and bit the guy IMMEDIATELY on the neck. There was nothing the skinny guy could have done to prevent it. Yes, he could have helped the fat black guy get the zombie off him but fat guy was strong enough to handle the zombie on his own and did but he died from the bite later anyway.
Besides, the white 30ish woman in the group stood around and DID NOTHING many while the group was attacked and did nothing many times when the fat white guy was attacked and wrestled with the zombies...and it is luck he was not bitten. If the white guy was going to throw anyone down in with the zombies..it would be the worthless white 30th woman. The skinny guy would have been an asset....the white 30ish woman was definitely pardon the pun "'dead worthless weight"
Since it was illogical to blame and then execute the skinny guy for something he did not cause and could not have prevented and for keeping the 30th white weak worthless woman who did the same thing and worse...I rate this move a zero stars.
Also, the 30ish woman being the only survivor was a terrible ending...she is the least deserving to live and did nothing to keep herself alive but relied on others. She held her hands to her face whenever anything needed to be done like kill zombies. She is bad luck. Where ever she goes...whoever she hooks up with dies. I hope a zombie gets her.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2013
The storyline and development of the story over the course of the movie, I thought was good. But I struggled with some of the camera work. I know this is a low budget zombie movie, so I was not expecting Hollywood special effects, but there were weird white outs that I didn't see the relevance of.
on June 27, 2014
Its an ok movie a zombie apocalypse and being trapped in a hospital while trying to make it out of the hospital.
I followed the movie, but halfway thru it was bored,
I've seen better and I've seen worse!
If you are an avid collector as I am buying this movie for your collection is a smart decision, however if you're picking a zombie movie to watch and this happens to be one you may have to pick, well my suggestion is the other one.