Juanjo is a college professor who just got dumped by his girlfriend, Celeste. Believing he has been manipulated he recruits his smooth talking student, Nico, to help win her back in ... See full summary »
A gang of armed robbers finds a safe haven in a secluded village crammed with witches--only to encounter the bizarre, the unexpected, and the occult. Can they save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse?
Torrente has now moved to Marbella, where, after being wiped out of the money he had gained, has returned to private investigation. But in one of his cases he gets involved in the middle of a villain's missile plot to destroy the city and his own uncle's blackmail operation... and he knows nothing.
In the final scene, Aijón offers his script to the famous Spanish producer Santiago Segura (played by himself). In Segura's office there are posters of the saga of Torrente, even there are posters of non-filmed sequels. See more »
Mediocre horror comedy with a horde of hideous zombies stalking a couple of botcher filmmakers
A low budget horror comedy with splatter and slapdash elements . This is a slapstick terror/humor picture with blood and guts instead of custard pies . The screenplay concerns two "losers", two genial blokes : Aijón (co-scriptwriter Miguel Ángel Aijón who plays this geeky role) and Caspas (Miguel Angel Aparicio) , who decide to make a pustulant zombie film but slowly find their film coming to life around them . In itself, the movie does sort of follow that basic premise, but the filmmakers are much too convinced of their cleverness and as a result regurgitate one hell of a train wreck of a cinematic accident . They attempt to write a script starred by themselves in which they combat an army of zombies and then it appears a band of anti-Christ followers led by Entrecot (Santiago Segura) . Later on , they meet Carla (Mayte Navales) but she is willing to drop everything whenever she hears the script . She reveals her natural charms and falls in love for Caspas . As the starring have a confusing rumination on inspiration and their creative process is couched within the framework of a zombie film . They are besieged by a bunch of zombie mobsters with a craving for human flesh . At the end comes the exciting siege , at Santiago Segura's headquarter with the surviving couple getting into the swing of their desperate last stand . Sunken eyed Zombies are murderers , brain dead are armed and the grave bores them to death but ultimately the freak couple reduce the horde of flesh-eaters .
This slacker romp has thrills , chills , shambling , gormless , guts , gore and blood but such scenes are padded by so much extraneously and strenuously narrative confusion . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast makes a cosy fit , but also contains a lot of flaws and gaps . The patter is still sitcom snappy adding a terror genre . ¨Una De Zombies¨ takes a simple conceit , think George A Romero blends early Kevin Smith and goofs off with something rotten ; however of the dramaturgical confusion is also almost headache inducing and the gore interludes , though creepy , are relatively sparse . But then , the flick is actually less a zombie movie than a long comedy about the realization a strange film . This has a Tarantinoesque narrative that interweaves and moves across time frames and realities . ¨Una De Zombies¨ is probably one of the least satisfying efforts to come out of Spain in a long time, light-years from being anywhere as good as 1993's ¨Acción Mutante¨ by Alex De La Iglesia which , by the way, had a substantially low budget but much better used . The yarn packs some cameos of famous people , familiar faces such as Pepe Navarro , Florentino Fernández and Gabino Diego . And , of course , special appearance by Santiago Segura in a triple role as Padre Pelayo / Entrecot / Himself , in fact , in the final scene, Aijón offers his script to the famous Spanish producer Santiago Segura played by himself ; in Segura's office there are posters of the saga of Torrente, even there are posters of non-filmed sequels . Actually, results to be patently unfunny , there are some "funny" stuff but even this stuff that works almost fails . Una De Zombies is not a film worth watching and, in turn, is not really amusing . The motion picture was regularly directed by Miguel Angel La Mata who subsequently shot : Tensión Sexual no Resuelta and Isi & Disi, Alto Voltaje . Neither the filmmaker nor his screen-writer have a solid grasp of either filmmaking nor scriptwriting , which are two fatal mangles to have if one wants to attempt a sympathetic low-budget . Rating : Average : 4.5/10 .
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