DVD The Zombie King

DVD The Zombie King
DVD The Zombie King

Run time: 85 min
Rating: 3.6
Genres: Comedy | Horror
Director: Aidan Belizaire
Writers: Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindale
Stars: Edward Furlong, Corey Feldman, George McCluskey
Storyline
Samuel Peters once an ordinary man, dabbles within the laws of voodoo to bring his wife back from the grave, he soon encounters the God of malevolence ‘Kalfu’, where he makes a pact with him to destroy the underworld and bring chaos to earth; in return he will become ‘The Zombie King’ and walk the earth for eternity with his departed wife. Seven days before the rise of the Dark Moon, Samuel Peters (The Zombie King) calls upon Kalfu to raise seven of the recently departed, where their souls must be held on earth for seven days. With the ever growing horde of zombies, they begin to completely wipe out a countryside town. Once the Government get wind of what is going on, they set a perimeter around the town area and employ a shoot on sight policy. Trapped within the town, the locals and unlikely bunch of misfits fight for their lives, and the remaining humans soon realise that they have to unite in order to survive. Seeking sanctuary in a local church, they discover a bizarre disturbed … Written by Rebecca-Clare Evans
Plot Keywords: zombie, three word title, guts, gore, gun
Details:
Country: UK
Release Date: 31 May 2013 (Japan)

4 Comments

  1. The story focuses around Edward Furlongs character 'Samuel Peters' who isn't coping with the death of his wife, he turns to the Corey Feldman's character, voodoo god of malevolence 'Kalfu' to make a deal to re-unite him with his wife. When this going on we're also given the story of the people suffering from the consequences of Samuel Peters actions.

    The story follows the three main characters which are a Milk Man, Post Man and a Traffic Warden, the banta between them is what sets the tone for the film. Even though the humor can be tongue and cheek at times, it's what makes this a cracking little indie film.

    The film does have its flaws along with other B movies but this charming film can be forgiven for that as it has my favorite child star actors of the 80's anyone who is a Feldman or Furlong fan should watch this.

    Its on the same vain as Shaun of the Dead but a little darker.

  2. I wasn't sure what I would make of this film before i saw it and I must say i was pleasantly surprised. Now don't get me wrong, it is not going to be winning an Oscar but for a popcorn movie and some light entertainment it really is fun! I would have maybe liked to see a tad more horror, but in terms of entertainment value i was pleased. There was some fantastic acting and the cast were great, some weaker characters but the central ones of the milkman, postie and traffic warden were a hoot and some great acting from some of the supporting characters too. As a comedy this is definitely a winner and as a horror it was good enough to be enjoyable, great for a night in when you want to chill after along hard day. Well done.

  3. Not your usual zombie movie, concentrated mostly on the living rather than the dead, would of liked to see more of Feldman, very creepy character, more George 'night of the living dead' Romero zombies than Resident evil on the zombie makeup front.

    Loved the postman's character has some funny moments, great actor I don't know why I haven't seen him in work before now.

    Good to see Furlong back on my TV, huge crush on him back from pet sematary days!

    Expecting a part 2 from this as the ending wasn't finale

    Furlong marry me please!

  4. Before I go into my review, lets get something straight I have given this movie a 10/10 on the basis that I really enjoyed this film as a viewer looking at it from the off set as a B Movie

    Filming an Indie film there are time constraints, money constraints and lack of top of the range equipment, props etc

    The filmmakers obviously put a lot of thought into the production, from the costume to locations. The zombie make-up for our day and age could of been better done but let's go back to the day of 'Night of the Living Dead' 1968 'George A. Romero', the zombie's here had the pale sunken in features and nobody questioned that. I can see what the director was going for here, which again brings this film forward to a Cult B Movie.

    Picking up on some of the negative user reviews I have read, take your time to stand back and think about what you have wrote, this is not a serious film, it's a farcical comedy even from the offset ' A Milk Man, Post Man and Traffic Warden' in a middle of a zombie breakout, there right from the start you know what to expect from this film. The one liners are going to be strange like the old lady character, 'Vera'. The Milk Man has some amazing lines which I reckon the younger generation will be quoting after they watch the film. In one of the reviews I read the postie character had done a bad Clint Eastwood impression, come on guys, the actor obviously did this on purpose to fit the style of the film and in my point of view he did a grand job, come on' "when I first joined the service, I worked on the estates in Newcastle" what Brit person over the age of 20 can not find that funny? Again in the same vain the character of the Priest fits this film perfectly the way the actor played it out, the ever knowing drunk priest, priceless. I felt there was a great mix of characters, some better than others but all in all a great ensemble.

    This film does have its faults even from my perspective but what B movie doesn't? I loved it, great effort from first time feature director 'Aidan Belizaire'. The director uses elements from the 'French New Wave' from lighting, to long takes, through to the segmented re-use of the scene with Edward Furlongs character, which was genius. It was his stylistic approach, again this helps towards this movie standing out and entering into a Cult Classic, not to mention having two of the biggest child star actors of the 80's.

    The filmmakers of this film obviously didn't want it to be your everyday zombie film, which the market is completely over saturated with. They wanted to make it different, which they did. Don't watch this film as a full on horror, watch it as a comedy.

    This film will certainly not win any awards, and by the looks of it, it's a love hate thing. For a B movie it's certainly more entertaining, more thought out than a lot of the other indie zombie films which are hitting our shelves these day's .

    One further point before I finish, great ending and homage to one of greatest classic's of George A. Romero.

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