This series has some of the blackest comedy ever to grace home video.
It is a witty and wholly entertaining slice of gory glory. Very few films
can hold their own against it. Even against newer 'flashier' black comedies
like "Scary Movie" (which by the way, RUINED horror films, and will never
let horror be scary again) it holds its own, it is also rather scary.
I didn't expect it, but it is. At a few times, I jumped not out of
my seat, but was shocked, which was refreshing and made the film seem better
and more like a horror film than a piss take. The story is a familiar
tale. Toxic waste revives corpses, death follows, people walling
themselves into a building, and a twist ending. Nothing new, but
the simple premise allows for character development and shocks to be liberally
piled on. The gore is good as well, a little plasticy at times, but
generally good. Lots of severed torsos and decapitations. What
can i say....I loved this film, that was why I reviewed it. It is
a fun rollercoaster ride of thrills and entrail spills.
[WEBMASTER'S TRIVIA: Cinema '84 and Hemdale Film
Corporation also helped produce and distribute James Cameron's classic,
Terminator, just the year before they released this film!]