Friday, 16 November 2012

A Little Bit Zombie

A Little Bit Zombie is a medium budget, tongue well and truly planted in cheek, brain muncher which focuses on the plight of one character who, after being infected by the blood of another zombie (via a zombie mosquito!), begins to feel the urges to chow down on brains and generally do what zombs do best!

Interestingly the budget for this film was raised through the My Million Dollar Movie website, where fans were ask to donate to the movie's production. I think it would be fair to say that much of the money went towards the script and the cast (who, for a low/medium budget film, actually aren't that bad), and some of the effects, although the actual gore is kept to a fair minimum. Despite the lack of gore, ALBZ actually plays quite well, and does a much better job of the Zombie Comedy genre then some of its counterparts, such as Wasting Away. The enthusiasm of the cast is easy to see and that helps pulls this tale along. It's certainly nothing we haven't seen before, but somehow it still works.

There is no sign of the dark, evil chills of your regular run-of-the-mill zombfest, but what this movie does is allow the main character to get across the process of becoming a zombie (albeit for comedy value) and how hard it is to fight the urges of those pesky brains (drool!).

Shaun of the Dead this is not, but if you're after something which will while away an hour and a bit, with some decent acting, a bit of blood, a few interesting twists and a few proper laughs for good measure then I can recommend ALBZ to fill that gap in your life!