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Humans vs Zombies (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  11 November 2011 (USA)
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Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread ... See full summary »

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Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected become enslaved by the invading "swarm" intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more students fall victim to the plague, triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies. The zombie horde grows and spreads quickly. Amidst the chaos, a campus security guard, obsessed with conspiracy theories, leads a group of students to safety as they and a small band of uninfected townspeople set out to find other human survivors in an attempt to discover the source of the "zombie" virus and save the world. Written by Jennifer Minar

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The movie is based in part on the live-action role-playing game of the same name. Created by Brad Sappington and Chris Weed of Goucher College over five years ago, the game now enjoys a following into the hundred of thousands and is played on campuses all over the world. See more »

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When the kids return to the deserted campus after being in the emergency room, as they walk by one of the buildings, you can see onlookers seated and standing in the background reflected in the windows. See more »

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It wasn't as bad as people make it out to be...
14 May 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Having read nothing but bad things about this movie, it was with a certain level of disinterest that I sat down to watch it. But still, I did because I am a fan of all things zombies (and have seen/read a lot of bad zombie stuff in my time). "Humans Versus Zombies" wasn't as bad as people had it made up to be.

Sure it is a low-budget production, but the director, Brian T. Jaynes, managed to do well enough with whatever funds and props were available. I think for a low-budget movie, "Humans Versus Zombies" was actually in the better end of the scale. One thing was so bad about this, yeah, we get that the director is into zombie stuff, but the excessive usage of zombie materials (t-shirts, books, posters, etc.) everywhere in the movie was just a little bit too much. Yeah, we get the point; you like zombies, but tone it down a bit for the next movie, yeah?

The effects in the movie were fair enough, not top notch million dollar Hollywood budget here, but still, it worked out well enough. The zombie make-up was adequate, and some of the scenes with gore was actually quite good. Personally, I am not a fan of agile zombies running around, but hey, that is a matter of preference.

"Humans Versus Zombies" did suffer from a really bad dialogue script. There were moments where my toes were curled up in frustration and disbelief at what people said in given situations. But hey, the actors worked well enough with the script they were given to their characters. And as for the actors, then people actually were putting on good enough performances for a movie of this range - just don't expect award winning acting here.

Now, the movie was actually fast paced and high on adrenaline, which was working in its favor. Let the movie get started, because the beginning was a tad slow. The intro sequence, with the CGI effects, was actually really good. I liked that quite a lot.

The best thing about "Humans Versus Zombies" was the ending. Oh, how I just love those kind of endings. It is so non-Hollywood, with no happy endings and everyone living happily ever after. I will not reveal the ending, but having said what I just did, you can add two and two together, right?


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