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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

I've never seen a vampire killed that way before...

5/10
Author: nekojiru67 from Saitama, Japan
4 November 2009

In this low budget horror buddy comedy, two friends get jobs with Zom-B-Gone, a pest removal service that deals with the undead and the supernatural. (Mainly vampires, zombies, and werewolves.) At the same time, a master vampire has moved into Necroville... can Jack and Alex deal with this new threat at a time when Jack's relationship with his deadbeat girlfriend demands more and more of his attention?

I enjoyed this film much more than I thought I would. It was obviously shot on video with a shoestring budget and few experienced actors, however the main characters were engaging and the story (especially the world the film imagines) fairly interesting. And I laughed more than once.

Makeup effects weren't too bad, but it would have been nice if more of the movie had taken place at night instead of in broad daylight. Perhaps the lighting budget made more night scenes impossible. I wasn't a fan of the cgi effects, but thankfully they were used rather sparingly except for one scene.

I've seen a lot of low-budget, shot-on-video movies and this is the first such film in a long while that has stuck with me after viewing, let alone that I made it to the end of.

And there should be a law against fat goth chicks being in these types of movies. And yes, I know it's rare to find any other kind these days...

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The Best Low Budget Zombie Film In The World?

9/10
Author: robertwebb314 from Canada
3 March 2013

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So necroville is a film about two friends in a small town who are down on their luck and decide to work at slaying the numerous zombies, werewolves, vampires, ghosts and monsters roaming the town. I am going to start out by saying how much I love this movie! It is one of my favourite monster/zombie flicks of all time!

Going in to the film I was told that the special FX were lacking and the gore was very unrealistic. Upon watching necroville I learned that this was not the case and that the gore was really amazingly done using almost all practical FX and whatever CG was used was expertly woven into the video.

I give my biggest nod to the director of necroville for doing what most low budget films can't..... actually direct! The scenes are beautifully shot with very bad cameras being used as wonderful tools to build a masterpiece!

My one major critique with the film has to do with one scene in particular... I won't give anything away but I'm sure that after watching the film you can probably guess which one I mean. It is disturbing, brutal and just bad, I wish they released a cut of the film without it.

The fight scenes in necroville are nothing short of epic all the way through the film what with the numerous weapons and kooky attacks that the main characters do to battle the forces of darkness.

I give this film a flat out 9. should be a 10 but that scene really grinds my gears.

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Sidesplitting horror comedy hoot

8/10
Author: Woodyanders (Woodyanders@aol.com) from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left
29 August 2012

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Hapless Jack (an excellent and engaging performance by Billy Garberina) and his sarcastic best buddy Alex (an equally fine and likable portrayal by Adam Jarmon Brown) are a couple of bickering slacker friends who get a dangerous new job killing vampires, zombies, and werewolves after they are hired as employees for the monster extermination company Zom-B-Gone. Directors Garberina and Richard Griffin, working from a witty script by Brown and Garberina, relate the off-the-wall story at a zippy pace, maintain a delightfully zany tone throughout, deliver a handy helping of over-the-top gore (the sequence with a vampire sucking out a baby's brains with a straw rates as a terrifically tasteless highlight), and ably milk the wickedly funny sense of spot-on wacky humor for a wealth of belly laughs (the fierce profanity-ridden verbal sparring between Jack and Alex is frequently hilarious). The enthusiastic cast have a field day with the loopy material: Brown and Garberina display a winningly sharp, quirky, and natural chemistry in the colorful lead roles, Brandy Bluejacket bitches it up deliciously as Jack's whiny, needy, and selfish girlfriend Penny, Matt Chavez does well as smooth and formidable master vampire Clark, Gene Grant contributes an appealingly laid-back turn as easygoing pothead boss Keith, and Jeremy Owen makes a brief, but memorable appearance as rough'n'tumble redneck Paul. The roaring rock soundtrack provides an extra galvanizing hopped-up energy. Best gag: Alex's penchant for drinking holy water pays off in a most useful way at the very end. An absolute riot.

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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

Slackers and Horrors and Girlfriends, oh my!

7/10
Author: Polaris_DiB from United States
28 February 2008

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In something closely resembling the tradition of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Clerks", "Necroville" is the story of a man named Jack stuck in normalcy, whose day-to-day work and his dependence on his friend Alex forces him to consider what he's doing in life and where he should go. The day-to-day work mentioned, however, is exterminator of such household horrors as zombies, werewolves, and vampires--in the latter case, some of whom are actually a little bit more blood-sucky than the typical goth. As Alex and Jack begin to discover the dangers of potentially running across a "master vampire", a vampire impervious to sunlight, Alex tries to convince Jack that Jack's girlfriend is the real one sucking all the life out of their small-town life. Hilarity ensues.

This first feature is a respectively good addition to the burgeoning Albuquerque independent industry, but more importantly it's pretty decent from a broader perspective, too. It comes with the guarantee of a vampire death you have not seen before, and it maintains a sense of humor and horror through-out that never lets down the entertainment.

It does, of course, have its rough edges. During some of the more lengthy dialog scenes, it becomes more and more obvious that the filmmakers were only using two or three different angles, and they begin after a while to weigh down the dialog, which in itself is really good. Also, the aforementioned guarantee is only successful in that it is a new application of an already pre-existing process of vampire-disposal--something that was kind of disappointing when it turns out that the resolution of conflict could have been much easier than the characters made it out to be. Plus, there's a relatively inane dream-sequence that could have pretty much been cut out completely. However, it's all for the fun and joy of seeing bored kids kick supernatural undead butt, so I value the movie anyway.

Another neat aspect of this horror comedy is the focus on subcultures and their relationships to both boredom and the supernatural undead. These days, subcultures are relatively unsuccessful at coming off as "counter-cultural" or "rebellious", so it's funny to see them portrayed in such a light manner. The movie itself pays loving homage to camp horror the world over, especially Troma, and I think it lives up very well to its aspirations. Hell, in terms of sheer production value, in some ways it's better than the average Troma flick. But for like fans, this movie has something to offer.

--PolarisDiB

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