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TV Review: ‘Dead 7’

31 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Trying to be bad is harder than it looks. After stumbling into a hit with the social-media-driven “Sharknado,” Syfy and the Asylum have sought to conjure another dreadful mash-up with “Dead 7,” featuring Nick Carter and fellow boy-band alumni in a post-apocalyptic tale of gunslingers against zombies. While the whole disheveled exercise should benefit from the oddness of its log line, it’s better (which may be worse) on paper than it is in the actual viewing.

In addition to starring as one of the taciturn heroes, Carter receives producer and story credit on the movie, which was written by Sawyer Perry and directed (well, kind of) by Danny Roew. Said story actually amounts to an amalgamation of familiar tropes, as if someone chewed up synopses to “The Magnificent Seven” and “Beowulf” and then belched them out.

The basic conceit – other than the mere act of uniting members of Backstreet Boys, »

- Brian Lowry

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