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If it sounds schizophrenic, it is. I found myself yearning to care about the characters, but then puzzled by the film's biggest battle scene, where our intrepid gang of strangers kill zombies by pushing axe handles through the backs of their skulls and tearing their heads off nearly with their bare hands. The film also falters in the nitpicky subject of zombie film's science is the question of how to kill what's dead already. Sometimes a bullet to the chest does the trick, other times these shamblers have to be thoroughly separated into their parts.
It's necessary viewing for for zombie-film fans thanks to unique moments-- a funny, sexy zombie-filled nightmare; zombie soccer hooligans; and a great closing shot. Others, though, should know this Greek salad is pretty inconsistent as a satisfying dish of horror.
Its amateur fair in some ways, but give credit to a worthy effort with no big mistakes.
The film makers borrow heavily from other movies. In particular "28 day/weeks later" and interestingly from "run lola run". The plot is straight out of 28 days/weeks with a group of survivors struggling to avoid the neo-zombies (the quick paced ones..."evil"'s are quick paced but stumbling idiots...a fun blending of the old and new school zombies). The filming has elements of "run lola run" with split screen takes of quick action and running...they even have a similar techno soundtrack for it.
The amateur comes across a couple of times in a minor ways: some scenes are obviously filmed under poor lighting situations. They are quite grainy. There is another scene where they are fleeing a group of zombies and then run into another group...the editing is confused at best. Thankfully, its a short take. Theres a few scenes at the beginning which are on screen far too long (like a close up shot of a man staring for several minutes). The worst, and its expected, is some bad acting. Mostly the actors are ok actually, except the "young girl" charactor: she says she's 15....um no...she's clearly in her 20's and worse she can't act. They gave her pigtails to make her look "young" and she's whinny as hell. They stopped just short of putting her in a jumper and having her carry a teddy bear around. If it was meant to be funny it wasn't. It was just annoying.Read more ›
I wouldn't say this film is necessarily a "by the numbers" zombie film, but there just wasn't anything to it to let it stand out from others(unless you want to count that it takes place in Athens, which I don't). It's definitely worth seeing, and I'd have no problem viewing it again, it just seemed to lack a style all its own.
It's great, but felt to me a mashing together of styles and themes from other zombie films. So four stars instead of five, but this movie is still worth buying for any zombie fan.
Considering that a lot of other zombie movies that take themselves more seriously wind up either boring or awful, it really was a huge relief to me that "EVIL" was neither.
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Don't buy this movie, unless you speak Greek or like subtitles. Be warned they Leave it out of the description.Published 4 months ago by David Usler
I'm a lover of Zombie Movies, plain and simple. I enjoy the Higher Budget Ones just as much as the Low and No Budget ones. Evil is a lower budget one from Greece. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by James E. Friedline
This movie falls into the "frenetic zombie" genre, not unlike 28 Days Later and the remade Dawn of the Dead.
It's at times frenetic, and at other times a bit boring. Read more
Horrible I mean horrible picture quality. Also its all subtitled. I swear I rented this movie at Hollywood video when it first came out and it was dubbed english and fit fullscreen... Read morePublished on December 3, 2009 by Joshua
This is a pretty good low budget zombie flick. Either that or they people aren't dead and just infected like the modern horror classic: "28 days later" from the U.K. Read morePublished on June 6, 2009 by Michael Dobey
EVIL has been called "the first Greek zombie movie". Well EVIL is certainly the first one to get any kind of exposure in the U.S. Read morePublished on February 4, 2009 by Karen Shaub
To Kako (Yorgos Noussias, 2005)
Well, I guess it was inevitable that every country on the planet would eventually try its collective hand at making a zombie movie. Read more
Evil is the first ever greek horror film which deals with...zombies and because i'm a zombie fan and also a greek u can imagine my happiness when i heard about this movie so i went... Read morePublished on December 2, 2007 by V. K. Manglaveras
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