DVD Buck Wild

DVD Buck Wild
DVD Buck Wild

Rating: 4.5
Genres: Comedy | Horror
Director: Tyler Glodt
Writers: Matthew Albrecht, Tyler Glodt
Stars: Matthew Albrecht, Phillip Albrecht, Whit Albrecht
A hunting vacation goes horribly awry for 4 friends after they accidentally shoot the lease’s land owner.
Plot Keywords: hunting, hairy chest, bare chested male, zombie, chupacabra
Country: USA
Release Date: 18 March 2014 (USA)


  1. Knowing nothing of BuckWild, I was left guessing in the first 10 minutes as to it being a student film or a spoof. Firstly due to the try hard accent of Jarrod Pistilli; a down town "New Yawker" hardman crossed with Tackleberry from Police Academy type, who supplements his Soprano accent by referring to everyone as 'boss'. Such was my distraction that I was continually thrown outside of the film. Suitably frustrated, I started looking up IMDb to see what the deal was.

    Secondly and unfortunately not being a bullet to the head, the lingering, painful, un- comic like labouring of the main 'badass' local gang leader as he likes to be referred to but is otherwise as delightfully English as a cup of tea, could be a splendidly abstract contrast to the other small town America characters and therefore improve the films comic sensibilities. However, both inadequately portrayed characters just serve to further underpin this peripheral comedy zombie flick.

    Bashing over; Joe Stevens ( Gilbert Grape etc) plays a typical booze addled aggressive hick land owner who is only slightly upset by the generous and ever compromising affections his daughter gives to any arriving fresh meat. Despite the limitations of such a backwards character, Joe's delivery offers respite and a safe house to film viewers from the continual onslaught of bad acting. Against the low production values, the film steps it up with confident editing, comic book transitions and timely cuts from graphic violence and lengthy zombie close ups, (I imagine as a result of a limited budget and to keep its humorous momentum).

    The story does not need explanation as it doesn't break the "run its a zombie run" mould and can be confidently summed up as a survivor tale with guns, overundersexed teenagers, hash brownies and the ubiquitous "car hitting something on a darkened road scene" – which to the seemingly vision impaired central characters, happens no less than 3 times in this movie.

    As a B horror zombie comedy (aren't they all?) a blend of its inadequacies should charm enough to lift it out of the pile. I can say, having survived this until the end ;the goofy dialogue, semi fresh takes and comic playfulness (some unintended) eventually starts working, just. In particular, the scene with a doped up zombie giving relationship advice is rather funny. Yes, a "doped up Zombie giving relationship advice" – enough said.

    See it with your pals

  2. The plot: Four friends go on a hunting trip in Texas, only to run up against Chupacabra zombies.

    Well, there isn't a lot to say about this film. It's pretty stupid, but I was still amused by some of the scenes. Much of the humor depends on your being an immature, easily amused film nerd. If that's you, then you might like it, too. Just be aware that it's not really action-packed or fast-moving. Despite the bizarre premise, it's not really the most original horror-comedy ever made. It clumsily adopts and mocks every cliché the writers could think of, though not on a terribly intellectual level. It's quite inhibited compared to Troma's sheer insanity and gleeful offensiveness, but there's definitely a bit of inspiration from that infamous studio.

    Normally, my tolerance level for these films is quite low, but this one had just enough stupidly amusing scenes that I stuck it out. Also, I liked the end credits song. If you like this sort of nonsense, then I suggest you check out DeadHeads, another recent zombie comedy that was similar in some ways.

  3. "Buckwild" is a very typical B-movie in the zombie genre. Occasionally I enjoy a B-movie but in "Buck Wild" everything is really missing to make it an enjoyable film. It's trying hard to be funny, but nowhere I encountered a comic section. Additionally, it wants to be a horror, but tension and gore scenes fail. That doesn't lead to the desired result also. Eventually I was watching this movie fairly uninterested and kept watching just out of curiosity to see how this meaningless movie would end.

    Four friends go on a weekend somewhere in a godforsaken rear corner of America to hunt deer. Craig (Matthew Albrecht) is the naive dorky idiot who is organizing the weekend. As gullible as he is, he did not even know his girlfriend is at home going from one party to another and also has an affair with Lance, who is also part of the group. Lance is an incredible narcissist and an inveterate womanizer. Tom is the petty whiner of the company. A real coward and hygiene freak. He's such a wimp that sleeps in the evening with eye patches on and in the morning uses a face mask and cucumbers on his eyes. Jerry is the tough macho who goes outside in the morning and does his Oriental exercises completely naked. You immediately understand that these four individuals should ensure funny situations because of the chemistry between them. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Its a complete failure on this part and the humor feels utterly forced and unnatural. It looked like a " Porky's " episode .

    In the Redneck town they run into Billy Ray, the "Badass" of the village as he calls himself. A real fag who speaks with a posh English accent while a boa is draped around his neck. How do they come up with such an idea ? He's also surrounded by a gang of morons. If you would sum those clodhoppers their IQ, you won't get to the level of a typical toddler. Eventually, they got rid of this gang of idlers by the local sheriff who looks like someone from "The Dukes of Hazzard". Arriving at the weekend house, they meet the owner Clyde , a fairly ugly peasant and irascible, and his daughter Candy, a lascivious well-formed country girl who likes to please the male part of the population a lot. What they don't know is that Clyde was recently bitten by a chupacabra . What this ultimately is and where it comes from, you'll never know . Suddenly it was there . And suddenly it's gone. No sensible explanation about that at all.

    You can already guess what the immediate consequences will be. Before you know it, the whole population of the town is affected by this strange, unknown disease, and the four friends are suddenly on a bizarre survival weekend. Jerry suddenly shows that he's master in survival techniques and an expert in the field of zombies. There are several zombie comedies made ​​in the past and this one really brings nothing new. The only funny moment was the alternative use of a frozen fish and the influence a space cake has on a zombie. For the rest there is just a bit of splashing with blood ,which is implemented in an amateurish way, and a horde of zombies who stumble across the screen. At times they even used a sophisticated way to bring that into view: they just filmed it a bit faster.

    Towards the end, it really didn't matter to me who would survive this chaos. They started to get on my nerves in such a way that they didn't deserve to survive this tidal wave of zombies. "Buck Wild" is really a low-budget film and I have to hand it to them however, they didn't even tried to hide it. Ultimately, it is only a "not to be taken seriously" zombie movie where the main objective is to mix atrocities with airy black humor. Unfortunately, the two categories were not sufficiently developed: a shortage of bloody situations and a total lack of humor.

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  4. 4 of 10. As slow as zombies are, this film is slower. It takes a long time for the story to kick in. At the beginning, everything seems artificial, concocted. If you skip the first 5-10 minutes, or maybe just watch the prelude than skip to the part with the guy spitting, the film as a whole might be worth a curiosity watch.

    It tries to be a zombie gross-out comedy, but it generally ends up spanking itself. If you can stand the thought of watching the equivalent of a made-for-TV goofy, non-scary, simply gross zombie film, you'll probably still end up biting your arm off if stuck in a theater with this. Zombie fans can safely wait for the TV release and may simply want to avoid in order to stay zombie fans.

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