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When son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss.

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Billy
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Paul O'Bryan ...
Darren
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Louise
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Steven Neeson ...
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Aoife
Neill Fleming ...
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Mrs McCarthy
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Eoin Quinn ...
Derek
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A working class Irish family is caught up in a zombie invasion of Dublin, Ireland. When their son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss. Meanwhile, they've invited an American documentarian to film their situation and the film crew is caught up in the mayhem. Will the family prove that blood is thicker than water or will their love lead to their eventual doom? One thing is clear, for the zombies in Ireland, the famine is definitely over. Written by Anonymous

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unbearably amateur
8 March 2015 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

The first few minutes were promising: the documentary tone and the determined family looking after their zombie son seemed to set up a coming apocalypse or at least brutal family tragedy.

Well, we did get that tragedy and apocalypse yet nothing about the 'film' changed...it continued its boring-as-hell documentary style, sometimes switched to 'cinema' style (tho' it was filmed exactly the same way).

Lots of things wrong with this utter waste of time:

  • people talking into the camera, constantly, is simply dull.




  • no sense of how to use music...it was all over the place.




  • very poor sound effects. As with the music there's no UMMFF!




  • roly-poly choreography. Your average kid playfights with more


conviction than the 'fight' scenes offered up here.

  • cheap-looking zombie masks...you see better at Halloween parties.




  • no sense of drama or pacing at all. Certainly no sense of horror.




  • the attempts at humour probably looked witty on paper, but it just


didn't work. It was all too self-aware.

  • extremely poor camera work & uninspired lighting. Random focus and


constant irritating shaking to hide the lumbering 'action'. I use cameras myself and could've guaranteed a more engrossing experience: you need to consider the angles, lighting, choreography and timing the camera movements, not to mention solid sound mixing and editing.

  • the one single attempt at shock-gore fell so awfully flat.




  • the only definable character was the mother, and she was only playing


a two-dimensional mother archetype.

The actors themselves displayed at least a modicum of ability, certainly competent enough to be in a far better film, but there were too many of them. The 'gangster' characters were especially pointless.

For a budget of 100k you can do a lot more, better to go for less cheapo make-up and fewer cast members, and focus on the cinematography with a good editor. See "Rammbock", which had a similar budget.. It's not great but good enough to showcase directorial talent for future projects.

1 point for the idea, but there's nothing else to score it, making this probably my only 1/10 film, and teaching me a valuable lesson not to impulse-buy titles I've never heard of from the cheap bins.


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