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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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Comedy | Horror

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

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Tim: I got it. What do zombies look most like?
Vanessa: Keith Richards.
Tim: No, corpses. We look like corpses.
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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Written and Performed by Camper Van Beethoven
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Screamfest Review
23 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing 'Wasting Away' at the Screamfest 07 screening with a full house that obviously loved it. So much so that I found out recently it won the Audience Award. I was definitely a part of that, my ballot was marked Excellent before I left my seat. Simply put, this is a fantastic little film. It's a Zombie Genre movie that manages to do what no other Zombie film has done in a while... namely, put a new spin on the Genre. Face it, Horror fans, it's gone stale. Even Romero's 'Diary of the Dead' didn't break any new ground that the Master himself hasn't already broken. It just took Zombies to the 'Blair Witch Project' level. Cool, but still mostly same-old, same-old. Not this. It tells the Zombie story like I've never seen, with a fresh look. The whole movie is told through the eyes of the Zombies themselves, but as they see each other, not as the world sees them. Actually, it's a combination of the two, one in black and white (apeing off the classic Romero flicks) and the other in color. They see each other as normal, and the "normal humans" as fast-moving, fast-talking, violent-reacting maniacs who they think are 'infected' by some toxic Military accident. The rest of the movie plays out switching from color to B&W, and it works pretty well. If there is a downside to this film, it's that sometimes it takes itself too seriously. But when you look closer, it's pretty clear that they do it on purpose, and just when you wonder if they actually 'mean it', they hit you with another joke, and the show goes on. I loved it.


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