Archive for House of the Dead

196 Days of Zombies

Posted in Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later (2007) picks up where 28 Days Later (20020) left off, with downtown England quarantined because of the Rage virus that turns people into extreme zombies quicker than you can say, “Ouch — stop biting my arse, you arsehole!” 

28 Weeks Later

A man and his wife are outside of the city, holed up in a cottage with some old people and a few others. The zombies find them and start projectile barfing virus blood all over their victims, which tuns them into zombies in, like, three seconds. Cornered, the man manages to get away, but cowardly leaves his wife to be overtaken by the flesh-eating horde. He makes it back to the city where the U.S. military has declared Martial Law and is letting people back in through a screening process. They think the “infected” are all confined to the outlying areas.

28 Weeks LaterThe coward man and his two kids are reunited, but the law-unabiding children sneak out of the containment zone and make their way back to their former home for some penny candy, whistles and House of the Dead Playstation™ game. But someone’s there and it’s…MOM! Yes, she was bitten by the zombies. No, she didn’t “turn” as she carries a gene in her blood that keeps the Rage virus from messing up her hair and vomiting gunk all over bit Britain. 

28 Weeks Later

The military brings her back for studying. About this time the coward man is notified his wife is still alive. Um…OOPS! He uses his security clearance to visit her and even gives her a kiss as if to say, “Sorry ’bout the whole abandonment ’n zombie attack thing, honey. So, what’s new?” But she bites his lip as he’s going in for the apology smooch. You know what happens next.

28 Weeks Later

Along the way, more flesh eating, flesh burning, flesh running, flesh screaming. And the camera work, which at times feels like they strapped a camcorder onto a frog hopped up on meth, is quite dizzying. But the story line holds and cowardly dad’s hottie teen daughter is about one year away from a Zombie Maxim center spread: Uninfected Girls of Great Britain.

Zombies Join The Navy

Posted in Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Navy Seals vs Zombies

Navy Seals vs. Zombies (2015). Seems seriously outdated, redundant, and at the same time like a movie made out of a video game, as was crappily done with House of the Dead (2003). Ironically, Navy Seals vs. Zombies works better as a video game than a movie.

Navy Seals vs. Zombies

The plot: “A team of highly skilled Navy SEALS find themselves embarking on the battle of their lives when they come face-to-face with the undead. After a deadly outbreak occurs in New Orleans, the SEALS must fight for their lives, and the city, against an army of zombies.”

Navy Seals vs. Zombies

The fact that this is a no-brainer means no brains were needed to make it. An elite military force with big guns and a seemingly endless supply of ammo mowing down the undead to get to the next level, uh, next scene.

Navy Seals vs. Zombies

So how cool can a horror movie like this be if all it turns out to be is a low-budget shooting gallery? You already know the answer.

Zombies Take You To School

Posted in Classic Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, Scream Queens, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

House of the Dead 2

A college science professor has been experimenting with a new recipe to reanimate the deceased in House of the Dead 2, the 2005 sequel to the incredibly wretched House of the Dead (2003), which was based on a video game. (What, Super Mario – Corpse Defiler not inspirational enough?)

House of the Dead 2

The professor’s test subject – a hot dead chick – comes back to life and turns his head into an opened-face sandwich. From there the nu-zombie infects the rest of the student body. A special team is assembled, led by a supermodel whose job it is to find the first generation zombie, get a blood sample, then hurry it back to the lab to work up an antidote, which she claims could be as easily as treating the flu. As if.

House of the Dead 2

She has to go deep into the heavily-occupied territory of Zombie U to do this. The zombies are referred to as hyper-sapiens. I refer to them as zombies. And this is where any remaining believability goes out with the bath water. The team punch and kick as zombies dog-pile on ’em, and yet somehow manage to survive without so much as a single scratch, bite or the sniffing of undead flatulence. What ev.

House of the Dead 2

As stupid as the premise is, HotD2 manages to score a little better than it’s predecessor. OK, that’s not saying much. But the flesh-eating scenes are very glisten-y. There’s always points for glisten-y.