Die and Let Live
Die And Let LiveHopeless romantic Benny throws a party with the help of his friend Smalls. The goal: to help woo his crush Stephanie who is fresh out of a bad relationship with the town sexual conquistador Andrew.But their party is soon crashed when Andrew shows up only to be killed by a bloodthirsty group of zombies created by a virus being developed at a nearby medical testing facility. When Andrew returns to life Benny and Smalls find themselves fighting for their lives trying to escape all while trying to make sense of teenage social life!Sell Points / Extras Editorial Coverage in ALL major print and web genre media Print Advertisements in Fangoria and Rue Morgue Banner Advertisements on All Major Genre Web Sites Teen coming of age comedies are HOT (SUPERBAD) as are zombie comedies (SHAUN OF THE DEAD) Great early buzz and pre release press on the film including: One part teen sex comedy one part Night of the Living Dead! Bloodtype Online Makes you thank your lucky stars you are a horror fan this film just doesn t let up! Fatally YoursFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY/TEEN UPC: 858964001324 Manufacturer No: 001324
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It is amazing how much fun people can have making a Zombie movie with almost no money at all. “Die and Let Live” has very low production values-that means crappy sound, bad make up, episodes of dark film and so on. It does have a whole bunch of kids (most of the characters are supposed to be high school kids) having a ball making a movie. Their exuberance shows and makes this entertaining.
The story actually depressed me. Just when we think the blundering teens seem to get their social lives sorted out in the midst of a Zombie outbreak, (SPOILER ALERT) everybody dies and the credits come up. But up until that moment, they had me.
The acting I would rate at the level of a junior college drama department. Better than a lot of Zombie flicks but mostly because the actors really throw themselves into the effort. The writing however lacks originality and the directing seems to be mere camera work. That is, point the camera and let the actors do what they will. They either improved chunks of the screen dialog or they shot only a single take of some scenes. The gushing blood looks and acts like something light and bright, something along the lines of Cool-Aid. The film will not scare anyone.
The close knit cast and crew in several cases are the same people. Actors also do the make up. Two of the principal actors and the director did a total re-write after production started, which often either leads to or reveals trouble with a project.
Director Justin Channell worked on a few similar productions, with some of the same people. Cast members Josh Lively, Zane Crosby and Sarah Bauer also worked on a few similar low budget horror films. Thus far, none have broken into the big time. Josh Lively was only 19 when he made this as was the director Justin Channell. Good kids with a lot of energy.
This poorly made, slap dash two brain film has the young enthusiastic cast to give it what redemption it deserves. It lasts a quick one hour and 15 minutes. It has no rating but should get a P
G-13, no naked people but lots of more or less comic people eating.
Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Pictures has a cameo which he hams up.
They made this film in Fairmont West Virginia, a town mentioned often in the excellent Science Fiction books in the “1632” series.
I think hip young slackers will like this more than the general public. I found it harmless fun but not very serious.
The quality of the film is great. Zombie effects could have been better but cudos to the first scene, where a zombie gets shot and smoke is oozing out the hole in its head! Another flaw is the character Bennie--His hair goes from short to buzz cut back and forth within scenes giving it a wierd feel. All the acting was really good--actually better and more believable than the "pretty" boys and girls found on network tv nowadays!
Otherwise, this is a funny modern zomedy film. Definately worth checking out. The maker of this flick surely has a promising film carrer.
Guide: F-bomb. No sex. Large butt crack nudity.
ok critics who think zombie movies should be acadamy award winning affairs, set your phasars on low budget indy. that way you won't annoy the rest of us with your criticisms, and won't scare off people looking for a good zombie movie.
i think a lot of people will really enjoy this. i know i did. twice so far.
While it's a low budget movie, and not perfect, when you consider the budget, you'll be amazed at the quality of the feature. Justin, Josh Lively and Zane Crosby may be the next generation of Smith, Jay and Silent Bob for the horror genre!