DVD The Dead Undead

DVD The Dead Undead
DVD The Dead Undead

Run time: 89 min
Rating: 3.0
Genres: Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
Director: Matthew R. Anderson, Edward Conna
Writers: Edward Conna
Stars: Luke Goss, Matthew R. Anderson, Spice Williams-Crosby
Storyline
A group of peaceful Vampires are infected and turned into crazed zombie like creatures whose only motivation is to feed on flesh, whether Human or Vampire. A group of Vamprie commandos tries to keep their identity secret, while trying to stop the spread of the infection. Soldiers from across the ages, it’s up to these vampires to end the zombie infection. Caught in the middle is a group of human kids on a camping trip, who team up with the Vampires in an attempt to survive. Written by Eddie Conna
Plot Keywords: vampire, zombie
Details:
Country: USA
Release Date: 13 May 2010 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $1,100,000 (estimated)

4 Comments

  1. Dull, amateurish, zombie effort about a group of militia vampires who are trying to eradicate other vampires who've become infected from drinking bad cow's blood and who are now on a rampage as "zombie vampires". The movie begins with a bunch of young people (of the vacuous type you've seen in countless horror flicks) stopping at an out-of-the-way hotel out in the woods some place (hmmm…that can't be good). What they don't know, at least right away, is that the whole area is crawling with zombie vampires and that they have in fact landed in a war zone of uninfected vampires vs. infected vampires or "zompires" (I'm calling them). The former is armed to the teeth and the latter is just running around crazy.

    This movie does not want for firepower and the number of zombies running around loose. I'll say that much for it. However, I'll also say that if you spent an hour and a half tracing the lines in the palm of your hands it would be as interesting as this movie if not more so. I can only surmise that the people who made this film believe in "shooting first and writing a decent script later". I would have gladly taken half the shooting and zombies in this movie for a more interesting story of which there wasn't much beyond what I've outlined; just a bunch of heavily armed people out in the woods somewhere playing soldier vampires hunting zompires. That's the plot. As a respite from all the dull shooting and fighting, there are some EVEN DULLER, disruptive, amateurish intervals traveling back in time to explain how some of the militia vampires became vampires (Who cares!). That's like me wanting to know the life story of uninteresting people.

    So there you have it. In my opinion you're better off staying home watching a couple of Tom & Jerry cartoons or playing some computer games than wasting time with this. Although there was one point in the movie (hardly sufficient to warrant you going to see it) where, in the course of explaining themselves to 2 non-vampires, the vampires were asked what they did for a living and one responded that one of them "sold stuff on Ebay". For some reason that cracked me up. And ironically, I viewed that "getting acquainted little chit-chat moment" as the best part of this dull, trigger happy film. Go figure. Love, Boloxxxi.

  2. I watched this movie for the first time about a month ago. I got it, watched it, and as with any not so good movies, I was about to delete it from my computer when I suddenly changed my mind. I then read all the reviews a few days ago and thought to myself that that's not what I felt about this movie. So I watched it again last night and I came to a conclusion: I like it! But then again, I am the rare breed of people that can actually appreciate and sometimes even enjoy a B-movie, no matter how bad. Sure, "The Dead Undead" isn't what I would call a good horror/zombie/sci-fi/fantasy flick, but compared to a whole lot of crap that's circulating out there – it's really not that bad. And in all fairness, it's a pretty decent action film.

    The big downsides are the F/X. The shooting…is…ehhmm.. kinda off. Just the sync between the shots fired and the actual impact. Once a ZV (as they call the mutated vampires) actually gets shot, the blood looks like red paint just suddenly vaporized on the creature. But I have a way of seeing past that because "The Dead Undead" has good sides that, the way I see it, outweigh the bad sides. For one, we get three flashbacks which are actually interesting. The dialog features some jokes that completely cracked me up at times. There are scenes where I actually jumped a bit 'cause… I got scared. And it's completely and utterly trigger-happy! There were bullets flying, stuff exploding, sword fighting, ass kicking, more shooting and even more shooting. What else can you want from an action movie than shooting and explosions?

    Now don't get me wrong, just 'cause I giggled here and there doesn't mean that I'll ever watch this movie again. I just feel that someone has to put in a good word for this better type of B-movie because all the reviews and the ratings do not do it justice. I mean, just read the plot! It pretty much screams "Hi! I'm not a very good movie". But if you, just like me are completely into this type of film, you should watch it. If you however crave all your movies to be (not saying that it's a masterpiece, but I can't think of a better example) "Avatar", you should probably just leave this page and forget about the existence of "The Dead Undead" because you will be disappointed and only add to this movie's bad rep.

    But what I really don't like is the ending.(HUGE spoiler coming up!) As in any classical vampire movie, the guy turns the girl and becomes strong from her blood. So there Jack (Luke Goss) was, kicking ass and outta nowhere – he gets backup who scare away all the ZVs! And then the movie ends in a dialog. Sure… the dialog reveals something that makes you wonder for a while about what happened after the movie had ended which makes the movie more interesting. Yeah, well… Interesting shminteresting! I'd rather had watched him kick ass longer than a minute and a half!

    Bottom line here is: If you feel like you can appreciate an action flick that happens to have a few vampires in it – watch it! If you have no sense of humor – go watch something else!

    (And at the end of the day, it's still better than "Twilight"!)

  3. Oh what a disappointment. And it started so well.

    As a lover of Zombie Movies I was really looking forward to this movie. Also Luke Goss is a guilty pleasure to watch based on his work in Bone Dry and of course Hellboy II.

    It starts of well with 5 young adults arriving at a motel for a vacation. The characters are the usual assortment but the actors portray them with fun and energy, especially Joshua Alba (who was very good in Unrest too). Unfortunately they don't all last long and the cast is replaced by a gang of 'Good vampire commandos' who, with the exception of Goss, CAN NOT ACT! The exploding heads are a laugh, there is plenty of blood and violence but I felt removed whilst watching it. The best zombie movies make you fell as if you a part of the danger, and you care about the characters, and you duck when a zombie jumps out (ala Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead). This movie had me checking my watch to see how long until the end.

    I have given this movie a 2 out of ten. The first 15 minutes warranted more but after that… well, actually a 2 might have been too generous..

  4. A group of immunized hippie vampires fight off animalistic zombie-vampire hybrids with the help of a group of human camping teens.

    If there were an award for worst use of a repetitive metal riff, this movie would clean up, alas there is not. What we get is grade school amateurish action sequences with little care for such trivial details as plot, or acting ability. A partly neat idea just squandered. Awful in nearly every way (and the nearly qualifier is merely feeling sorry for everyone involved in that sad little fiasco. The late legendary Forrest J. Ackerman, even in a cameo, deserves way better than this.

    My Grade: F

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