MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,171 this week

American Zombie (2007)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  28 March 2008 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 995 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 25 critic

Pic documents the daily lives of a small community of the living deceased who make their home in Los Angeles.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 22 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: American Zombie (2007)

American Zombie (2007) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Zombie.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ivan
...
Lisa
...
Joel
...
Judy
John Solomon ...
Himself
Grace Lee ...
Herself
Andrew Amondson ...
Himself
Amy Higgins ...
Dr. Gloria Reynolds (as Amy D. Higgins)
...
Kennedy
...
Glen
...
Hank Baker
Philip Newby ...
Rodrigo Weiss
...
Stag
Roger Ainslie ...
Jim Miller
...
Stan Boyd
Edit

Storyline

Pic documents the daily lives of a small community of the living deceased who make their home in Los Angeles.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mockumentary | zombie

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Cribs (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
American Zombie Review
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When asked if there are flesh-eating zombies out there, Joel--an undead political activist--quickly retorts: "are there flesh-eating humans?" Grace Lee not only directs American Zombie, but plays herself in the film. She teams up with John Solomon--also playing himself--to film a documentary project about an undead community living in L.A. The duo quickly find out that some sort of virus, brought on by a violent death, is plaguing its residents, and ultimately zombifying an entire community.

American Zombie is a veritable slice-of-life of four "revenants"--Joel, founder of Z.A.G.: the Zombie Advocacy Group; Judy, who naively searches for true love and denies her zombiness; Ivan, a convenience store clerk who aspires to be a writer; and Lisa, a florist specializing in funeral arrangements for other people--who secretly longs for her own. Each character represents an average person with average emotions and average problems, showing us that the undead aren't too different than the living. Well, except for their rotting flesh, of course.

What's really great about the film is the absolute mockery the protagonists make of themselves. Grace, the ever-so-astute naturalistic documentarian, and John, the bumbling investigative reporter, are at odds with each other throughout the film, and ultimately to a fault. What makes this film not-so-great is twofold: the running time and the conclusion. I think the film would have been better as a short. While it's in-depth look at each character is interesting, I'm not sure if its compelling enough to steer the audience towards anything meaningful. And even worse is the ending, after which, the audience can no longer sympathize with the plight of the community. Unfortunately, what could have been a provocative social commentary, becomes nothing more than a sensationalistic--albeit unique, comedic and funfilled--mockumentary.


26 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I highly recommend this movie elperrosato
not real zombies? mattheos
zombie fans ...skip this one hanikingkong
this is a good one sluehn
zombie american traceydeer
The Blue Vials Wheeljak
Discuss American Zombie (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?