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Turning the zombie film on its head, this film is an oddball comedy from the perspective of the brain munching monsters themselves.

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Turning the zombie film on its head, this film is an oddball comedy from the perspective of the brain munching monsters themselves.

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A new perspective on the zombie movie. See more »

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Also released under the title "Aaah! Zombies!!". See more »

Quotes

Tim: I don't feel like a zombie.
Nick Steele: Yeah, well idiots don't feel stupid but they are.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Zombies? (2013) See more »

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Baby When the Lights are Low
Written and Performed by The Newton Brothers
Vocals by Mandy McMillian
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A very unique zombie movie...
22 August 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Wasting Away" actually surprised the life out of me, being the zombie fan that I am, I can say that, yeah! The idea behind this movie is simply put amazing, and it was really nice to see a new approach to the zombie genre.

The story in itself, is fairly mediocre, having a group of teenagers turning into the living dead by ingesting some chemical compound. I will not go into further details here, as to not spoil the movie. And then you see the world from their point of view, being zombies now. The world is different and people react to the teens oddly now (at least in their eyes).

Yeah, zombies are slow moving creatures, if you are fan of Romero's zombies, and these zombies are slow as well, but they perceive the world around them as if the living are running around in double speed. Great idea, new idea, but it didn't work out too well in practical use. The result was a bit too childishly comical, which I didn't really enjoy.

The movie takes you on an exciting ride at a good pace, and there are few dull moments in the movie. It is nice to see parts of the movie from both the living and the zombie's point of view.

As for the acting, well I think the people they had in the movie actually did good jobs, despite it being people that I was mostly unfamiliar with. And I think only a handful of the known celebrity faces would have been able to carry this movie without it having to turn into a major money-turning machine. So hats off to the actors/actresses work here in "Wasting Away".

If you are a fan of zombie movies, then you should definitely add "Wasting Away" to your DVD collection, because it brings a sharp edge and a new approach to the genre of the living dead.


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