Films featured on The Projection Booth podcast
List current through 22 Sept 2016
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Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with it's own agenda.
A painfully unfunny zombie-comedy road movie that feels a good hour longer than it actually is whilst the best bit is a ten second clip of The Evil Dead. On a technical level I’ve seen a lot worse but there was something about the film’s try-hard approach that annoyed the hell out of me.
This is one of those films that if you're willing to go along with its silly premise, there is a decent amount of fun to be had.
Making the two heroes sentient zombies provides from some rather funny bits in the beginning. The first act is definitely the strongest, with some great gore and a nice meta awareness in the comedy. I was on board so far.
Where it lost me was in the rather stupid plot. The further it got on the less interested I became. Sure, there were still some hilarious scenes, but its shift in tones became a bit too erratic. The final act is a bit of a bore as it takes far too much time to tie up all the loose ends.
There is potential in this film and it's a shame that the fun all involved clearly had making it doesn't really rub off on the audience.
Inspired indie zom-com (with a touch of rom), which pre-empted Warm Bodies by a couple of years. Taking the same concept of sentient, talkative zombies and running with the full comedic potential of the premise, this film ends up as a sort of living dead road movie with a surprising amount of pathos and soul amongst its scenes of gut-munching and rotting penises falling off.
There's some wonderfully cine-literate and creative setpieces displayed - the stereotypical boarding up a building scene, but here with the zombies unwittingly trapped inside amongst the victims, and a marvellous drive-in sequence featuring clips from The Evil Dead. There's a real energy and invention to much of the first hour, so it's regrettable when the…
Newly re-animated zombies Mike and Brent, with all their mental faculties intact (due to a re-animating agent created by the government), go on a road trip so Mike can be with the women he loves. Along the way they make new friends, run away from ruthless (and idiotic) ee-vil hazmat henchmen, and make tons of pop culture references. Though it stumbles at times (the reason for zombies, especially sentient ones, is never fully explored; there's a sub-plot involving Mike's killer that doesn't really go anywhere) this is one of the better indie zombie offerings out there. Give it a look; you may just be surprised!
Pretty funny low budget zombie comedy, worth a watch.
Watched as part of 2012's Halloween Horror Season.
So many references. I can't recall seeing a film that referenced Transformers: The Movie before. This quotes two direct lines of dialogue from it. Which is perfect because Brent, one of the two protagonist zombies, is a slacker from the Star Wars era. That pretty much scored the movie three stars by itself. Plus they referenced Back to the Future and the Goonies. It was like seeing a movie one of my friends had made. I know a movie shouldn't be all references though and its not. It's actually quite a heartfelt film about true love and zombies. Plus Cheese was adorable. This whole thing was a big hit with me.
In DeadHeads, two cognizant zombies named Mike (Michael McKiddy) and Brent (Ross Kidder) go on a road trip to find Ellie (Natalie Victoria), the love of Mike's (un)life. It's a buddy-comedy and undead romp that's entertaining enough but hardly a contender to sit next to the genre's great zombie comedies. DeadHeads isn't great but it's not bad either. Equally entertaining as it is mediocre, DeadHeads' only real fault is being as memorable as it is forgettable. DeadHeads is a middle-of-the-road zombie comedy with enough laughs and chemistry along the way to keep you going but it has its fair share of flat gags. Strictly light fare, but an easy, breezy viewing experience nonetheless.
An interesting take on zombie lore. Brent and Mike are reanimated corpses that don’t lose their memory or intelligence during a zombie outbreak in Colorado. When Mike remembers his past love Ellie he embarks on a journey to Michigan with Brent and their clueless zombie friend Cheese in tow. The film plays out like a road movie and is clearly influenced by comedies like Back to the Future, The Goonies and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s also chock full of pop culture references (Mortal Kombat and Transformers fans will have something to laugh at even if it does come across as a bit forced). While the film is often overacted and a bit silly (be prepared for a pretty graphic…
Me aburrí con esta road-movie, comedy, indie -romántica. Y eso que el aspecto técnico no es malo.
This is the exact type of over-written, unfocused mess of a horror "comedy" that turned me off of the subgenre in the first place so many years ago. Overly goofy with broadly dumb and uninteresting characters that are simply 2-dimensional outlets for the screenwriters' unfunny musings.
Zomedy that actually had something going for it with it's premise (coherent zombie pals), but completely drops the ball in favour of romance and downer moments.
It could have easily went down a darker humorous path with the budget it had.
From the FrightFest 2011 diary first published by Little White Lies
A man wakes up, confused, in a medical facility in the middle of a zombie outbreak. Meanwhile, a white family in a cabin under siege from both without and within is joined by a no-nonsense black man (Thomas Galasso) looking to kick him some zombie butt. If these sound like barely disguised zombie movie clichés from Night of the Living Dead to 28 Days Later..., then the opening sequence of DeadHeads brings them back to gleeful life by turning them inside out.
The man who has woken is bespectacled Mike Kellerman (Michael McKiddy), a hopeless romantic who just happens to be dead, having received his 'double tap' to the…
Very low budget, very amateur, with some bad acting to boot. That said, it did have a couple of interesting ideas, some decent buddy road trip chemistry, and a couple of likable characters. But the ending, remaining spoiler free, frustrated the crap out of me. It seems there are a 100 better ways they could have ended it.
It was dead to me ! Sorry, I know a few people that have raved about good this film is ... not for me . A long dull soap opera episode with zombies, stereotypical characters and nothing higher than titter on laugh-o-meter.
This movie is perfect. A spectacular blend of comedy, action, zombie horror, and a little love story just to top it off. It was funny, with emotion, and all the gore you want in a good zombie movie. This is a movie that is totally worth the time to watch. All thumbs up to this film.
With the announcement of the line-up for the 2013 FrightFest Halloween All-nighter, I thought it was about time there was…