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Harold is suffering from a frightening new disease that is turning him into a zombie. After an experimental new treatment fails, Harold's condition deteriorates and he ends up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes who are out for blood. Written by
...and so might some of us out here watching it too!
"Harold's Going Stiff" is not your average zombie movie, but as it blatantly brandishes on the DVD cover "joins the ranks of Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later", well that hardly is the case.
That being said, then don't get me wrong, because "Harold's Going Stiff" is not a bad or boring movie, far from it. It was actually a rather enjoyable movie and a nice change of pace for a change to see this approach to the zombie genre.
The story in "Harold's Going Stiff" is about the elderly Harold who is stricken with a strange new neurological disease that causes stiffness in the limbs and the deterioration of the mind and body, eventually turning the afflicted into 'zombies', so to speak. Nurse Penny Rudge is sent to help Harold with his ailment and it ends up becoming the start of a beautiful friendship. But in the seemingly quiet rural countryside, vigilantes are hunting down the 'zombies'.
This story is actually quite nice and is told from a pseudo-documentary style, which just adds to its enjoyment. But most importantly is the acting performances put on here, they really helped the movie along nicely and made the movie stand out all the more. Especially the performances of Stan Rowe (playing Harold) and Sarah Spencer (playing Penny Rudge) should be noticed here.
If you enjoy zombie movies and want to see something that differs from most other zombie movies, as in the gore, mayhem and apocalyptic setting, then "Harold's Going Stiff" is definitely a good choice. It is a good story and good entertainment.
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