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Meat Market (2000)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Action, Horror, Comedy  |  6 December 2000 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bettina May ...
Argenta (as Claire Westby)
Paul Pedrosa ...
Shahrokh
Alison Therriault ...
Nemesis
Teresa Simon ...
Valeria
Chelsey Arentsen ...
Tiamat
Cam Pipes ...
El Diablo Azul
Ivan Meade ...
El Diablo Azul (voice)
Ken Peters ...
Dr. Oppenheim
Clifton Mitchell ...
Lt. Ayers
Bryn Johnson ...
Pvt. Holden / Featured Zombie
Chris Clement ...
The Mayor
Nick Sheehan ...
Yuppie
Brian Clement ...
City Official / SWAT Unit / Featured Zombie
Scott Roberts ...
Officer Bate
Mark Walsh ...
Officer Ramsey
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Animals attacks, says the TV news. But two ex-security agents know the real cause - maybe the real culprits. Shahrokh and Argenta are former employees of a company they knew to be conducting bizarre medical experiments. What has resulted are not animals attacks, but attacks by humans turned into vicious, decomposing, cannibalistic zombies. Their efforts to stem the violence in vain, hunted by the authorities, Shahrokh and Argenta escape the city just as it is engulfed in chaos. Their only hope lies in finding and organizing the few remaining survivors. What they find - three women claiming to be vampires with high-tech weaponry, a deranged and washed-up Mexican wrestler, a wounded soldier, and a scientist who may know more than he lets on - offer more questions than answers. Can this tiny cadre hope to defeat an army of the undead? And if they succeed...will there be anyone left alive? Written by Anonymous

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A bunch of guys with a camcorder
29 May 2004 | by (la) – See all my reviews

Sometimes you come across DVDs that are so bad, you have to make sure people know so they won't waste their money. This is one of those. Sadly, we live in the electronics' age, where everyone with a camcorder now thinks they have the skill to make movies.

This is absolutely horrible. It's not clear why there are zombies walking the earth, but then again, I don't think there was an actual script used here. They had to be making this up as they went along. I mean, it's laughable. There's one classic scene where a zombie is walking in the CROSSWALK, as other people walk by, apparently not involved in the production. There's actually a couple walking by the zombie holding hands. It seems the zombies in this movie only attack people involved in the production. I think there's supposed to be some zombie plague taking over the country in this `story,' yet every other shot we see cars moving down streets normally and regular activity as if the `director' was saying `please, just ignore what's happening outside the scene of my movie.'

We've got a swat team of THREE MEMBERS, who for some reason are shooting blindly down an apartment hallway. A zombie comes out and rather than simply shoot him, they throw a grenade at him, because as we all know, most city police forces make sure their officers are equipped with hand grenades. Oddly, we hear the grenade go off and for some reason, I still haven't made the connection, the next scene we see an odd looking couple, who've been having sex the last ten minutes in another room, get splashed with a bucket of what appears to be cranberry juice. It's not made clear why this happened, it just moves to the next scene.

We see a girl taking a shower in one scene. It has nothing to do with anything, but I guess the `director' thought by having some breasts in his movie, it would have a better chance of getting a DVD distribution deal. She's attacked by a police zombie, who's wearing a police top, and jeans for pants. Must have lost his grenades on the way in.

So for all you wannabe filmmakers who've got your 300 dollar camcorder and your buddies are ready to make a movie, let me give you a couple tips. First, get a script. Making it up as you go along just makes your production look even worse. Second, LIGHTING is important in your scenes, especially when you're using video. And most importantly, REAL ACTORS are a must. When you've got complete amateurs delivering mundane dialog in monotone voices, it just makes your production look even more amateurish. The people who were in this film were worse than porno actors and that is bad.

I couldn't watch the rest of this movie past the halfway point, so I don't know if they ever explain why the movie is called `Meat Market,' or why zombies are walking the earth in the first place, although there are numerous scenes completely lifted from the Romero films, so I guess it was the same reason.

By the way, I guarantee, any good `reviews' you've read on this movie (notice I never use the world `film' since it's not a film, it's shot on video) were done by people involved with the `production.'

Avoid.


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