DVD The Book of Zombie

DVD The Book of Zombie
DVD The Book of Zombie

Run time: 61 min
Rating: 4.2
Genres: Action | Comedy | Horror
Director: Paul Cranefield, Scott Kragelund
Writers: Scott Kragelund, Erik Van Sant
Stars: Brian Ibsen, Larisa Peters, Andrew Loviska
A small, sleepy Utah town gets an undead wake-up call when all of the townspeople of Mormon faith suddenly transform into flesh-eating ghouls! Now, a group of ‘non-believers’ unaffected by the mysterious epidemic must band together to survive the night and answer the burning question: How do you kill a Mormon zombie? Written by Anonymous
Country: USA
Release Date: 9 October 2010 (UK)
Box Office
Budget: $15,000 (estimated)


  1. Wow, after viewing "The Book of Zombie" I am speechless, we get a lot of low budget zombie films in the mail here at The Liberal Dead, and a large chunk of them are of the comedy hybrid variety thanks to the success of "Shaun of The Dead" and other films such as "Zombieland", sadly most of these attempts turn out being unimaginative and half-a**ed. "The Book of Zombie" is absolutely incredible, it's fun, original, and something that I rarely get to say these days but it is also a very unique and fresh take on the zombie sub genre.

    The story is beyond original, this is by far the most fresh take on the zombie film I have seen in ages, it's been a very long time since I had so much fun with an indie zombie flick. For those who have been screaming for something different from the genre, look no further "The Book of Zombie" will leave you satisfied and dying for more Mormon zombie madness. The dialog is all well written and a lot of the time very humorous, I laughed out loud many times during this movie, you can really tell that a lot of effort was put into the script and it shows in the end giving the film a very witty feel when it comes to interaction between the survivors.

    The survivors are all interesting in their own ways, and the acting in "The Book of Zombies" while not Oscar worthy comes off very real and it really makes you care about each of the survivors, you honestly spend the entire film hoping that no one gets left behind because each and every one of them become important to the whole package, this is a feat a lot of directors and writers strive for but fall short of.

    My personal favorite survivor had to of been Darwin Nedry (Andrew Loviska), I found him to be very easy for me to relate too on a individual level as I was pretty much that kid when I was his age as far as him being a nerdy stoner and armed with smart ass one liners for any occasion.

    The relationship between him and his best friend Charlie Cooper (Paul Cantu), sets a very realistic tone when it comes to these two characters, once again the writing in this film really does an amazing job at making the characters feel like real people, making your audience form attachments to characters is something more horror films should work towards, it really makes it that much more effective when you kill someone off if you will authentically miss them in the movie.

    Gore, gore, and more gore, "The Book of Zombie" is a blood bath when it comes to good old fashion gore. The special effects while your basic 80's splatter grade, get the job done just perfect. Loads of latex and buckets of blood with very little CGI usage, the only time I noticed outright that something was CGI was a flame effect but overall it took nothing from the experience.

    So many scenes pop out when I think back to the gore, I forced myself to keep from using screen shots of the best of the best because I want you all to be as surprised as I was when the blood really started to hit the fan, but trust me gore hounds you will not be let down with "The Book of Zombie".

    I laughed, I screamed "hell yeah" thanks to remarkable gore, and I even felt myself feeling bummed out during certain scenes, overall I loved this film and on behalf of The Liberal Dead give "The Book of Zombie" a very well earned and deserved 9 out of 10, don't pass up a chance to view this film as its one of the best indie zombie films to come along in a very long time.


  2. One evening David Driscoll and his partner sit at a sullen table at home having a meal . There's a knock on the door and David answers it to find two missionary Mormons standing there . Telling them he's not interested he closes the door in their face . Seconds later there's another knock and he again answers it to find the two Mormons have become zombies

    There's a good idea in here somewhere . In many ways it tries to emulate the zombie comedy horror as seen in the likes of SHAUN OF THE DEAD while at the same time having a poke at religion so no complaints from me . What I will complain about is the sheer ineptness on every level seen in this movie . As soon as the story starts you're aware of how disjointed the set up . Two Mormons become zombies and before you know it the entire Mormon population of the town are flesh eating ghouls converting the humans to their ranks . There's no impact aesthetic or build up to this and you're how disjointed this seems . Everything else continues in the same way as a handful of survivors board up a store to protect themselves . The acting is appalling , the editing and cinematography non existent and the gore is laughable in a totally unintentional way . It does contain a couple of good ideas such as Mormons rejecting all chemical substances such as nicotine , alcohol and caffeine therefore these zombies can be killed by cola . It might have been worth salvaging if it had a competent director ( This movie has three credited directors ! ) a bigger budget and better actors but THE BOOK OF ZOMBIE is very poor stuff to the point of almost being unwatchable

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