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13 EERIE is an odd little horror movie for sure. Shot out in the Canadian woods, it sees a group of forensic students travelling to a deserted island for a training exercise, where real-life dead bodies have been provided in order for them to hone their skills. Unfortunately, one of the bodies is no longer dead, and soon an aggressive zombie virus is spreading through the island.
The title makes this sound like a supernatural ghost story but in fact its a grisly, gory effort. It starts out like the Christian Slater thriller MINDHUNTERS before morphing into a virtual reprise of the EVIL DEAD remake; even the zombie make-up looks the same as the demons in those movies. It can hardly be an EVIL DEAD rip-off - it only came out a month after the remake - but I'm sure the producers saw at least a trailer for EVIL DEAD and decided to copy the look. 13 EERIE is refreshingly old-school when it comes to the effects scenes, preferring to concentrate on old-fashioned prosthetics than the cheesy CGI usually found in such productions.
The film isn't perfect, with some odd and unsuccessful choices made along the way; the decision to make the zombies growl like lions was a poor one, for example, and the abrupt ending is anticlimactic. But the copious and extremely unpleasant gore effects make it a stomach-churning thrill ride, and GINGER SNAPS star Katharine Isabelle makes for an effective and likable heroine. Watch out for Brit actor Nick Moran nailing a southern accent.
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