Eric Hayes is a stringer. One notch below the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder. A video vulture preying on police chases, ambulance runs, and random street violence, selling his ... See full summary »
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »
Eric Hayes is a stringer. One notch below the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder. A video vulture preying on police chases, ambulance runs, and random street violence, selling his footage to the highest bidder and living on a steady diet of cigarettes and bloodlust. For years, Eric has lived off of other people's pain and misery. But he's about to discover something beneath the streets of Los Angeles even hungrier for blood than he is. He's about to discover THE GHOULS. Written by
So, it's a low budget film. That doesn't mean that it can't be put together well and have good acting. Did I mention that it also has zombies? Eric Hayes (Timothy Muskatell) is a stringer that videotapes crime in progress and sells the tapes. After losing out on a chase, he spies a couple of possible rapists. Now, Eric is not a nice man. In fact, he is a sleazeball. He drinks and smokes and does drugs and looks for the sleaziest footage so he can film it and sell it. He doesn't care that someone is getting raped or stabbed or burned; he wants the footage.
And, don't forget there are zombies eating brains.
After discovering the ghouls on his way home one night, he gets his buddy Clift (Trent Haaga) to help film them. Clift doesn't fare too wheel, so he tries to get his girlfriend Sue (Tina Birchfield) to help.
Flashbacks remind him of the lousy life he leads after Sue tells him she saw his tape of "The Kids." Seeing the disabled kid get the better of him was icing on the cake. he was just a big loser. Seeing the disable kid later was disturbing.
At the end, I wasn't sure that we had zombies after all because they died just like any man, and they didn't turn Eric despite a bite.
The film is more a commentary on society and it's desire for ever more sleazy footage. Who are the real ghouls? The one who live under the streets, or the ones who do the filming, or those of us who watch?
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