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Terrific zombie comedy! Gory action for the guys, romantic comedy for the girls...something for everyone. If you liked Shaun of the Dead, you'll like Deadheads even better. The chemistry and timing between the lead actors is what makes this film special. Mike (Michael McKiddy) and Brent (Ross Kidder-so funny!) are the Abbott and Costello of zombie movies, while Markus Taylor is excellent as Cheese, a "zombified" Lenny-like character in Of Mice and Men. The trio meet during a failed zombie experiment and travel across country to find Mike's old girlfriend and love of his life. It has great horror action scenes, smart humor, and heart. A real fun ride!
Deadheads is both a zombie movie and a love story about two zombies who
go on a cross-country road trip to reconnect with a girlfriend from
their waking life. It is far better than one might expect from the
I am not particularly interested in zombie movies so I was pleased to find that Deadheads had characters with very human motivations; several times during the film I found myself caring for Michael McKiddy's character, despite his zombie appearance.
One great thing about the film is its self-awareness. The directors, and actors know they are making a zombie love story, and they embrace the ridiculousness of that fact completely. The movie is all about fun--there are many pop-culture references, references to other movies, and a lot of extremely vulgar humor and absurd situations that could only happen in an independent film. There is however, just enough sentimentality to keep it human and down to earth. In other words, if you make your girlfriend watch only one zombie movie this year, make this the one--it has enough echoes of romantic comedy to appeal to a larger audience. With that said, I am confident I am the target demographic: a male who grew up loving 80's movies.
There are several scenes that seem a little too long but overall the pacing is good, the action is exciting, and the length felt right. Deadheads is not going to change the world. But if you have an interest in humor, gore, and want to be entertained for an hour and a half it is worth your time.
I had to write a short review of this. Some of the top reviews of this
movie is obviously made by someone affiliated with the movie in some
The movie is mildly entertaining. The plot is the main guy that wants to declare his love for his old girlfriend. The side-story is about an old guy who wants to spread his dead wife's ashes by some shore or other. The side-plot isn't executed very successfully. The acting is OK, although the side-kick gets to be annoying.
I was hoping for a few laughs, but I didn't laugh once in the course of this movie. It was a bit funny at times. So I smiled, and that's it.
If you have nothing else to do, or if you REALLY like zombie-themed movies by all means see it. You're not gonna walk away very satisfied though.
I managed to sit though it's entirety. I'm starting to think that I should have spent it sleeping instead.
I didn't know about this movie at all before I stumbled upon it by
sheer luck. I glanced at the poster and then read something about it
being similar to "Shaun of the Dead", and of course, being the zombie
aficionado that I am, I just had to give this movie a go.
The story is quite nice, with Mike (played by Michael McKiddy) and Brent (Ross Kidder), two zombies on a roadtrip across the country to get Mike back with his beloved former girlfriend. They befriend both living and undead along the way; Cliff (played by Harry Burkey) and Cheese (played by Markus Taylor). The group gets into all kinds of situations and the movie is filled with cool one-liners and lots of laughs.
"DeadHeads" surprised me as it was quite good, had a catchy and good story, and also had really nice make-up and effects. The zombies in the movie were looking great, and the make-up on Cheese, in particular, was fabulous. Also the undead-look given to Mike and Brent was quite good.
The movie have some really unique and outrageous characters, and it is characters that you will remember for a long time, especially McDinkle (played by Benjamin Webster). He was off the charts.
Now, "DeadHeads" is a comedy first and foremost, and the zombies are just a backdrop, a supplement to the real story. But still, if you liked "Shaun of the Dead", then bets are that you will enjoy this movie as well. It is not entirely up to the level of "Shaun of the Dead", but it does make a good effort, and it is entertaining.
I have recently suffered through two really bad zombie movies, so "DeadHeads" were a nice upbeat experience, and it did approach the zombie genre in a great way. The tribute to "The Evil Dead" was quite tasteful.
I saw only a single flaw in the movie, and that was Mike and Brent's steamy breath in the night scenes. Zombies weren't supposed to be breathing, so that was a blooper. Sure it is a minor flaw, and truth be told, it was the only thing that was bad about the movie.
Thumbs up for "DeadHeads", well worth a watch if you like comedies or want a light-hearted approach to the zombie genre.
Gotta say I found this quite by accident and thought to myself here we
go another low budget zombie/funny ha ha movie and I had a couple of
hrs to spare so i thought why the heck not.......
How wrong I was from the first 10mins into the movie I was hooked a combination of 80's themed situations, quite a good bit of gore and laughs a plenty.
glad it didn't go to much into the whys and whats about how the zombies were made.
could have done with a few more 'McDinkle Moments'(he could have his own spin off movie) Not gonna spoil it by going into the plot but.... If you like a bit of zombie/comedy combined with a romantic road movie then this is one to watch...
Its very rare that you come across a Horror/Comedy film with a decent
budget and good actors, its even more rare to come across one that is
fresh and original. "Deadheads" has all that and more.
The story is something pretty new that hasn't ever really been done this well before. It moves a long at a very nice pace and it definitely didn't contain any dull moments. There were plenty of laugh out loud scenes and the gore was a nice touch. The ending was very unbelievable and over the top but that was easily forgivable since the film was so good.
The acting was surprisingly very good, some of the characters were a little corny but it was obvious that they set out to make them that way. Cheese stole the show!
"DeadHeads" is a hilarious Horror/Comedy that deserves a lot of credit. The best Horror/Comedy since Shaun Of The Dead. 9/10
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
There are a BILLION zombie movies out there all the way from the truly
excellent to the truly excrement. Some are just to show some nudity.
Some are just to show someone's attempt at social commentary. Some are
because some up and coming FX guy has a talent-boner he wants to thrust
into our collective cosmic cine-a-vaginas. Or some video editing genius
needs to show something for the 5,000 megazillion hours he spend on his
awesome computer. In his momma's basement? Probably not but you get the
Sometimes a movie comes along that manages to combine some comedy, some drama, some shennanigans, and some pathos. And give you a darn good zombie movie. When it does so on a modest budget it's all the more surprising.
Deadheads is a movie like that. You have a nice twist on the genre at the start. I like how at one point the classic people in the house fighting off the outside zombie menace has two unique tweaks to the situation. I like how they actually add life to some of the characters that are not in the movie very long.
I like how there wasn't 45 million dollars spent on CGI effects that ended up looking horrible.
I like the over the top scenery chewing by.. I think his name is Dinkle or something.. the asshole with the mustache. The sidekick is a little over the top at times but it's always hard to get the formula perfectly right in a buddy movie like this one. They come pretty darn close.
It didn't quite all tie up at the end perfectly, but it does quite a bit better than most zombie movies. It's no Walking Dead but it's certainly no Return of the Living Dead part 4 either!
I watched it, I rather liked it, I'd even watch it again. It is NOT one of the multitude of Zombie DVDs that flies into the trash can amidst a hail of obscenities. Check it out! You'll be glad you did.
My only gripe is: not enough nudity. As in No Nudity. Which makes my pants sad. So I gotta subtract 1 from its potential rating.
I was initially put off by the relatively low score this movie has on
here, but I quickly discovered the fallacy of the current 5.0/10
"Deadheads" is smart, touching and revolting in the right places, without ever losing sight of what it is: a really good zombie comedy.
While the romantic interest that propels the story would be a risky device in the hands of lesser directors, the Pierce brothers add just the right amount of deflating humor to the mix to ensure "Deadheads" doesn't head off into romcom territory.
The two leads, Michael McKiddy and Ross Kidder (brother of Margot!), make a great "smart zombie" team, but the film truly distinguishes itself through the other cast members: Markus Taylor as "stupid zombie" Cheese, Harry Burkey as old man Cliff and Benjamin Webster and Greg Dow as the zombies' pursuers all give strong performances.
Some hardcore "gorehound" horror fans will likely be of the opinion that there's not enough blood and guts flying around, but if that's your kind of thing, just go get a job in a slaughterhouse and leave the rest of us in peace.
With "Deadheads", the brothers Pierce (their dad worked on "Evil Dead", btw) have delivered a solid horror film which has everything in it to become a modern cult classic.
I can't wait to see what they'll do next...
The plot: two zombies go on a road-trip, trying to find one's
ex-girlfriend, to profess his love.
This is a pretty stupid ripoff of Shaun of the Dead, but, unfortunately for me, I've seen much worse. As far as low budget, independent zombie movies go, this is actually one of the more tolerable entries. That's not saying much, when your competition is The Dead Hate The Living and Dance of the Dead.
If you like movies that are basically just a couple of goofy nerds spouting off pop culture references and movie quotes, then I'm sure you'll find this amusing. Otherwise, I'd advise that you skip it. Just watch Shaun of the Dead again, instead.
Hilarious and original take on zombie movies, albeit from the point of view of two cognizant zombies. Nerdy Mike "awakens" from being murdered three years earlier to find himself re-animated amidst a zombie feeding frenzy, and runs into another self-aware zombie in "never take anything seriously" Brent and a trainable hulking zombie named Cheese. Together with Vietnam vet Cliff they escape quarantine and embark on a road trip to find Mike's old flame in Michigan, all the while being chased by nefarious secret ops hellbent on their recapture. This is one wild ride from start to finish and everyone involved does a great job of bringing such a fresh idea to the screen and making us hope for a sequel.
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