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I had the chance to see this very funny, award-winning film at
Worldfest-Houston in April, 2012. A Little Bit Zombie turns the zombie
genre on its head, shakes the brains out, and devours them. I was
laughing from the opening scene all the way to the end of the credits.
While one or two of the jokes fell a bit flat for me, the vast majority
of the comedy was brilliant, not to mention the premise of the film
itself, which I won't spoil for you. I'll just say this is a zombie
film that shows us what it's like from the perspective of the zombie.
But it's also a very smart commentary on society, and has a lot to say about how our ethics are relativized by our private commitments. It further forces us to think about who the real monsters are in our day and age, flipping the script: the zombie is the complex protagonist, while the zombie hunter is the mindless, intolerant killing machine. But even the antagonist has a complex past, one which reflects a sharp commentary on society's expectations of "real men." His intolerance isn't a choice; he, like the zombie, is a victim too.
The cast was stellar. Everyone was hilarious. The performances weren't over the top. Their comedic timing was right on. There was not a poorly-delivered line in the entire film, as far as I noticed.
The writer/director Casey Walker did a great job. There's a lot of dialogue in the film, but the shot pacing kept everything moving forward. Wasn't bored for a second. This film was obviously story- boarded. Every line, every shot seemed to be very precise.
I highly recommend this film, not just to fans of the genre, but to anybody who likes a good comedy. You'll laugh till your brain hurts.
*Brace yourself, I don't usually write reviews!
Just saw the 'world-premiere' here in Victoria BC. It was definitely a good twist on the "zombie- film"! Nice to see something fresh for a change --
The humour was well-timed, and the jokes were pretty witty. The plot and story seemed well thought out, and it kept you entertained and curious right until the end!
The acting was a little over the top throughout the film, but it clearly was the tone they were looking for. I thought the music was a little over done too, though, and perhaps the overall cheesy tone could have been winded back a bit. But in all it was a very enjoyable film. There are some hilarious scenes that'll stay in my head forever!
I loved A Little Bit Zombie. It was refreshing. It was new and it was clever. Also all of the actors did a great job. This is a wonderful funny film. I am an Author and I wish I had written this. It is great. A little bit Zombie did something different. A little bit Zombie looked outside the box and made a great funny film. Yes,instead of following the usual formula, A Little Bit Zombie did the unexpected without failing. Even the jokes funny and relevant. Everything is just well done. I wish the critics would view this film and give it the justice it deserve. In this way more people would see this great film and leave the theater refreshed and happy. This film is good for young people too. It is not that violent.
I watched "A Little Bit Zombie", like so many other people, at a genre-dedicated festival, and director Casey Walker was physically present to introduce his achievement and attend a Q&A after the screening. Although I fairly liked the movie for what it is already, it was Walker's playful attitude and OTT enthusiasm that made me appreciate it even more! He explained, in great detail, how he got the crowd funding off the ground and unsubtly elaborated on his aversion towards big budgeted studio productions. His film became a zombie-comedy, and that's a rather risky undertaking nowadays, since we have seen so dreadfully many of them and what innovating elements could possibly be brought anymore? Well, "A Little Bit Zombie" indeed brings nothing new to the horror table, but at least it's a 200% enthusiast, unpretentious and massively entertaining flick. Steve is a goody two-shoes desk clerk who's about to get married with his "Bridezilla" Tina. Together with his sister Sarah and his best pal Craig, who're both trying to convince Steve that Tina isn't his perfect match, they're heading out to the family cabin for the final marriage preparations. But poor Steve gets stung by a virus-infected mosquito on the first evening and literally starts to waste away as per the next morning. He's slowly turning into a zombie, developing an insatiable hunger for brains and gradually losing body parts. For Tina, the only thing that matters is assuring that her flawless wedding ceremony takes place, whether her husband is an undead rotting corpse or not. Meanwhile, Steve is also pursued by a psychotic zombie hunter and his geeky scientist sidekick. "A Little Bit Zombie" opens as a prototypic but nevertheless tasteful comedy, but quickly shifts towards a rather juvenile slapstick baloney. Steve's struggle to resist devouring a defenseless little bunny rabbit, the clique's visit to a downright disgusting butcher shop and the two girls in sexily revealing outfits scouting for potential brains for Steve to eat They're all examples of highlight sequences, but it's definitely not solid horror. There are some excellent gross-out effects, but naturally the film is never atmospheric, morbid or even remotely unsettling. The acting performances are more than decent, with Crystal Lowe and Stephen McHattie as the most famous names in the cast. Interesting zombie comedy for the fans, but surely not on par with the real high-fliers of its kind ("Shaun of the Dead", "Zombieland", "Braindead", Return of the Living Dead" )
Goofy, Cheesy, Silly, Dumb, Funny, Annoying and Gross are all words I'd
use to describe many of the scenes in A Little Bit Zombie. Regardless,
I was shocked at how much this low budget, never heard of, little indie
zomb-com made me laugh so freaking hard. There are a lot of parts that
are annoying and some of the acting is bad, but then there are parts
that are hilarious and the actor who plays the best friend Craig, is
incredibly funny, although he looks like a muscle truck exploded, but
still, he's super talented. The musical score can get really annoying
at times, so I just tried to tune it out. I didn't care for the zombie
catchers; their chemistry was very weird and unnatural. Getting through
their scenes was sometimes difficult, but the rest of the movie is
pretty awesome. This movie is really funny and shouldn't be missed by
anyone who loves the zombie genre.
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As an absolute zombie fan I came into this move not knowing what to
expect as to be fair the large majority of Z-flicks out there you watch
once and the disc ends up collecting dust. (Or gets deleted from your
IMHO Zombie land is the current king of the funny zombie genera, but this movie isn't far off. It has a strait forward and easy to follow plot line, good acting (though you can tell they made it intentionally cheesy), some real bust your guts laughs (watched it sober tonight, but its definitely going to be watched again medicated), and the quality of the film is absolutely amazing considering their budget which was about 1/3 of what Shawn of the dead had (or a measly 7.5% of what zombie land had). Don't let that fool you though as it does not seem low budget at all.
The fx were perfectly done. (no exploding balloon heads or fake looking blood/brain matter here) plus the film has a well known cast who have been in a ton of movies/TV shows. (The gorgeous Kristen Hager from Being Human is what caught my attention as I was scrolling through the release site)
The movie deserves an 8 - 8.5 judged by nothing but what was filmed, however from the opening and closing credits I noticed they made a big deal about mymilliondollarmovie.com and I decided to check out the website. The sheer fact of how the guy got the funding for this flick, and the time and effort put into making it cranked my personal rating to a 10 (though I will keep that rating to myself and not over vote here)
I rarely write reviews for anything online, but after watching this I ended up on IMDb 5 minutes later and found the lack of reviews disappointing. If you like zombie movies don't miss this one. If you love zombie movies your a fool not to watch this.
I do not want to summarize the story - other reviewers did that
After the massive wave of zombie movies, especially during the last 9 years, it is hard to find one with an original idea. 'A Little Bit Zombie' comes up with a fresh idea, disguised as a wonderful campy 1980s horror comedy B movie. What we get here is some sort of 'National Lampoon's Zombie Vacation' - the same kind of humor, only much darker. Just compare the old National Lampoon's movie posters with this one.
The characters are over the top and as much fun as hilarious cartoon characters, especially Stephen McHattie.
Bottom line: If you like zombie movies and comedies from the 80s, you will love 'A Little Bit Zombie' for sure.
"A Little Bit Zombie" is a very funny and entertaining zombie movie
that is a flat out tribute to "The Evil Dead". And the movie actually
does that in a very good way, and at the same time it manages to pull
off its own storyline quite nicely.
If you enjoyed "The Evil Dead" trilogy, then your money will be well spent on "A Little Bit Zombie" as well, because it is the same type of humor and jokes. However, "A Little Bit Zombie" isn't as extreme and hilarious as "The Evil Dead" movies, but it does alright for itself. I was thoroughly entertained all throughout this movie.
The story is about four young people who go to a remote cabin in the woods, where Steve is bitten by a mosquito that is carrying blood tainted with the zombie infection. Slowly, but surely, Steve is turning more and more into a zombie with a craving for brains.
"A Little Bit Zombie" has a good amount of comedy that works out quite nicely. Especially because the jokes are funny and crude, and also because there are so many openly blatantly tributes to "The Evil Dead" throughout the movie. And the effects in the movie were actually quite nicely carried out as well.
As for the acting, well the people cast for the various roles were doing quite good jobs with their given characters and roles.
If you enjoy zombie comedies, then you definitely have to check out "A Little Bit Zombie", because it is well worth a watch. It was quite a treat to see a movie like this and have it pay that much homage to "The Evil Dead".
I was really pleasantly surprised by this film. I just blindly rented
this without even looking who's in it, just to find out that Stephen
McHattie has a role in it (and while his character might not be the
most welcoming one, he's a great actor and it's always great to see him
play anything). Apart from that, the rest of the cast was almost
unknown to me, but that didn't matter.
There have been quite a few good zombie comedies in the recent years, but there also have been quite a few bad ones. This fits into the category of the good ones. It's not top notch, but it does make a lot of fun watching it (even if/when it get completely ridiculous). Obviously they didn't have a lot of money to shoot this, but the end result, does warrant a look or two ... maybe even a bite! ;o)
So many positive things are said about this zombie comedy that I was
looking forward to it and seen the mosquito flying around as a zombie I
thought I was in for a hell of a ride. It was a while since I had seen
a good horror comedy. Last one was Tucker And Dale vs Evil (2010).
After seeing it I just can say that I found it total crap. I didn't laugh, I even never had a smile on my face. Even as it started off rather well with Stephen McHattie (Max) doing his shootings toward the zombies. But after that part we only see the POV of the mosquito biting a human who will become a zombie. Downhill from there. No funny situations, no zombie to spot, sure, he's changing but not into a zombie, just in someone wanting brains to eat. The situations coming out of that are jokes that teenagers will love, the bunny for example. Some do refer to old eighties comedies like the national lampoon flicks and stuff like that but I guess it must be typical American humour because I didn't like it at all. I'm into British jokes and stuff and sometimes an American comedy do work but this here was a waist of time.
Too much of talking and nothing really happening. Even when the girls are dressing up and looking sexy to catch a guy to capture for his brains didn't work and wasn't funny. Guess I had to read the title closer, it was stated a little bit zombie and that was true.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5
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