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Attack of the Vegan Zombies

Attack of the Vegan Zombies


OVERALL SCORE

1.5000 Stars

BEST ZOMBIE KILL:

A zombie gets it's face 'juiced' in a hand-cranked grape grinder!





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What do you get when you mix a winery, a witch and unsuspecting grape pickers? Attack of the Vegan Zombies! After years of trying to produce a good crop of grapes from the winery, a woman turns to her mother for a little help in the form of witchcraft! Along comes a hearty harvest, but something evil comes along with it...

The acting is competent for the two main characters, and some of the secondary characters do a decent job as well. However, there's no getting over the overacting of the geeks and the mother in this undead film. We're not sure if the movie was trying to throw out some humor, or was trying to show some truly nerdy characters, but, in our eyes, it failed on both fronts. There are much better ways of depicting losers in a movie.

The plot is unfortunate as well. The premise of the film is really unique, and showed a lot of promise. But it just takes way too long to progress. We were left wondering why every single scene had to transition away with a horrifying 'Bong!' sound even when there was nothing scary or even remotely suspenseful happening. We were left waiting far too long for some gore to splatter us.

When the gore did come, we were impressed with some of it, but were left wanting more polish. We had an interesting discussion on why the zombie make-up in this flick didn't work when the make-up in Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead' worked so well. They were basically the same thing, all the zombies were wearing solid green make-up in this movie, and it looked humorous. In Romero's 'Dawn', it was solid grey make-up and it looked spooky.

Attack of the Vegan Zombies does have some things going for it. For one, it has everything a horror movie needs: unsuspecting victims, steamy love scenes, undead stalkers and decapitations with machetes. The cinematography is good as well, we were quite impressed with it.

We didn't know what to expect when we watched this flick, but we did expect zombies. If this film has one flaw (and it doesn't, it has a several) it would be this: (SPOILER) In a movie that has a run-time of 75 minutes, the first zombie doesn't show up until almost exactly the 55th minute. That means watching almost an hour of no gore, horror or undead action.

If you're a fan of Zombie movies, you may enjoy it. It's available on Amazon.com or for much cheaper at AttackOfTheVeganZombies.com


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