Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Day 11: Kill Zombie! (2012) 1h 30m
Don't be distracted by the hand throwing up the Dio horns on the poster. I feel like there should be another hand next to it making an asterisk. I don't know how, but it is that other hand's responsibility to figure it out! People need to know that this movie isn't as rock n' roll as they hope.
Kill Zombie! comes to us from the Netherlands. It's mostly with subtitles except for the Russian (which might have just been Russian sounding gibberish) and the few sentences in English. While I'm mentioning the English, words like "zombie," "bitch," and "fuck/motherfucker," haven't been translated to Dutch. So a lot of the time when you know they're saying something else, the subtitles were something entirely different. Also, as a native English speaker (although my writing may not always reflect that) I'm kind of disappointed that the use of "bitch" as a negative term for another person has been adopted by other languages. 'Tis a dark day for our vernacular history...
Back to the matter at hand, Kill Zombie! is a poor man's combination of Shaun of the Dead with a bit of Scott Pilgrim. A few survivors attempt to survive with a bunch of meh jokes. One of them wants to go save his "girlfriend" and on the way zombie hijinks ensue. Suddenly, vampires! The end.
There wasn't much substance here and it's hard to be a zombie horror comedy with something like Shaun of the Dead having done it so well.
I give Kill Zombie! 2 bowling ball hands out of 5: