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Lederhosen Zombies is yet another zombie flick in a horror genre that's already overcrowded with shuffling, undead munchers.
This time the setting is a ski lodge/mountain resort somewhere in Europe. In itself, this is novel idea, as is combining zombie killing with a snowboarding theme. These elements are cleverly interwoven and oddly enough, work well together.
The acting is pretty reasonable too, for a B grade flick. There's good chemistry between the cast and the performances are, as convincing as is possible, for a nonsensical horror spoof of this kind.
Where this film fails to thaw, for me, is its noticeable lack of black humour. The whole proposition screams or at least "moans", comedy. There are a few exposition based, set pieces, that could be construed as mildly amusing but they never really spark. Whats really missing here is a more exaggerated, "over the top", treatment with zany characters and some good, well thought through comedic narrative.
The result is a film that's moderately watchable but, for the most part, is brain dead in the humour department. Which is a shame, as there is so much comedic potential inherent in the material. Six out of ten from me.
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