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Monday, February 16

DVD Review - Zombieworld


Zombieworld
Directors: Jesse Baget, Adrian Cardona, Rafa Dengra, Luke Asa Guidici, Phil Haine, Peter Horn, Jared Marshall, Cameron McCulloch, David Munoz, Adam O'Brien, Zach Ramelan, Paul Shrimpton, Vedran Marjanovic Wekster, Tommy Woodard
Starring: Bill Oberst Jr., José María Angorilla, Marc Velasco, Noé Blancafort, Salvador Llós
Studio: Image Entertainment
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Retail: $27.97
ASIN: B00P8LS666
Running Time: 101 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Arriving on DVD on Tuesday February 24, 2015 from Image Entertainment is the zombie-bloodfest anthology Zombieworld. The film features short films directed by Jesse Baget, Adrian Cardona, Rafa Dengra, Luke Asa Guidici, Phil Haine, Peter Horn, Jared Marshall, Cameron McCulloch, David Munoz, Adam O'Brien, Zach Ramelan, Paul Shrimpton, Vedran Marjanovic Wekster & Tommy Woodard and stars Bill Oberst Jr., José María Angorilla, Marc Velasco, Noé Blancafort and Salvador Llós. There are no special features or extras besides the Short Film - "Marathon Apocalypse."

"There is nowhere to hide...nowhere to run.... the Zombie Apocoalypse has come, and our world now belongs to the dead! From Irleand, Canada, Australia, Europe and all over the U.S., the bone-chilling news reports tell the same gruesome tale - waking corpses terrorize and devour the living. Only a few desperate humans find the courage to stand and fight for their last chance at survival. But the hordes of undead keep coming, and there's only one thing on the menu - us."

Zombieworld centers on a worldwide zombie apocalypse and one of the last newscasters, Marvin Gloat (played by Bill Oberst Jr.), is determined to stay on the air and inform the world of the zombie invasion, despite the fact that he has been infected.


Yes, by glancing at the DVD cover-art I presumed that the film was a straight up horror flick, but it turns out to be a comedy similar in style to Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, which isn't exactly a bad thing as I enjoyed watching both those titles. However, when first short/segment takes place in biblical times with Jesus fighting off hordes of Roman and Cowboy zombies, I knew this was going to be a weird film. The majority of the shorts are mostly predictable and boring, well, all except for two - the only serious tale about a young bride-to-be trying to survive in a remote area and the final over-the-top gorefest about a man going to the beach to relax, but once a horde of sea-zombies invades the beach, he must standup and fight back, which means grabbing a child's corpse and smacking a zombie with it. Yes, that actually happens! Overall, Zombieworld is an insanely uneven film with a few scares and laughs here and there.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.



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