If the mysterious plague sweeping the nation wasn't bad enough, Dean is still going ahead with his doomed wedding tomorrow morning. That leaves him with a choice. Pick up the button holes ... See full summary »
If the mysterious plague sweeping the nation wasn't bad enough, Dean is still going ahead with his doomed wedding tomorrow morning. That leaves him with a choice. Pick up the button holes and chocolate fountain as instructed by bridezilla Elaine, or go with five mates (and a stripper) to play 'Zomball' at a top secret military compound where you get to shoot zombies with huge stun guns. Disobeying the golden rule of Zomball ('never never humiliate a zombie') the stags face overwhelming odds from the massed undead and each stag is hunted down. The truth about Zomball is finally revealed and suddenly the mother-in-law is the least of Dean's problems.... Written by
Being an avid fan of all things zombie, I had to give this movie a go, especially after having read somewhere that it was somewhat of a mix of "The Wedding Singer" and "Night of the Living Dead", and also having read somewhere that it was in the likes of "Shaun of the Dead".
So I bought this movie from Amazon and was excited to see it. When I received it in the mail, I popped it in the DVD player right away, and now having seen it, I am baffled and disappointed. This movie is one of the worst zombie movies I have seen in a long, long time. The story line does have some funny moments, but it is nowhere near the level of "Shaun of the Dead". And the effects in "Stag Night of the Dead" were questionable and laughable.
The zombies in "Stag Night of the Dead" were fairly simple in design, so don't expect extravagant zombie make-up, like that you expect (and see) in Romero's movies and "The Walking Dead" TV series. Some of the zombies were actually alright, though most were so plain that they will not be remembered.
"Stag Night of the Dead" does not have award-winning acting performances. I haven't seen any of these people before, and that is good in its own way. But I never really fully bought into the characters, because the actors/actresses didn't really portray them in a nice way. It was less than mediocre, sadly enough.
And in movies like this, you get your standard reference to Romero, and it wasn't lacking in this movie either. There was some reporter on TV named Georgina Romero, how very original.
Well, I have "Stag Night of the Dead" in my zombie collection now, though it will be bagged and tagged, placed on the shelf of my DVD collection and will most likely never ever be taken out for a second viewing.
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