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Frank Wilkens is a douchebag. He’s taken self pity to an art form, wallowing for 10 years after his mom killed herself in a pool of beer. After drinking away his inheritance, he’s pretty hard up for a job (and his current gig of shoveling horse shit isn’t quite bringing in the big bucks).
The local bartender had a proposal for him. If he makes snuff films, a mysterious group of investors will pay him the big bucks. With his best friend Ralphie (who’s supposed to be retarded in the movie, but sounds like a normal dude just talking funny) in tow, they’re off to become big time directors…which does raise the question, can you really make a long career creating snuff films?
Morally devoid Frank has no problem killing his former boss to launch their project, but Ralphie is riddled with guilt (being retarded and all)…so he hires a voodoo priestess to bring their first victim back to life. Can anything good come of this? Probably not.
Apparently the voodoo priestess knows her stuff, because the star of their first snuff film comes back from the land of the dead, hungry for human flesh…or something to that affect.
“Snuffin Zombies” is a goddamn riot. The buildup is quite slow (said zombie arrives very late in the film, but well worth the trip). The writing in the flick is borderline genius, and Frank is just plain awesome. He plays the dirtbag character to a T.
Even the “zombies”, which can bring a horror comedy to a grinding halt, are hilarious in their simplicity. In fact, the whole project skillfully walked that line between funny and stupid. The come dangerously close a few times to slipping into stupid, but the timing is just brilliant.
The quality of the film is top notch, just a little light in the effects department. The story is actually quite original, and played out quite nicely. They didn’t try to take on too much in one outing, but instead stayed on course. And I’ll be damned…there might even be a moral to the story as well.
“Snuffin Zombies” won’t appeal to the masses… but if you have a twisted sense of humor, you’ll get a kick out of it. Some of the lines were downright laugh out loud funny, and I actually had a ball watching this. It wasn’t in the ‘so bad it’s good’ vein either, it was just plain good.
I can highly recommend the flick to my sick friends, and will certainly pass it on. It’s a project that needs to be seen.
…and after you watch it, come back and read this again. I’m sure you’ll say “nice review, fag!”
Added: Thursday, February 28, 2008
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