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Choking Hazard (2004)

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Motel Halali is an ideal place. Isolated deep in the forest, not a living soul turns up all the livelong year except the staff. This is a perfect place for Dr. Reinis's (Jaroslav Dusek) ... See full summary »

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Marek Dobes
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Credited cast:
Jan Dolanský ... Verner
Jaroslav Dusek ... Prof. Reinis
Eva Nádazdyová Eva Nádazdyová ... Hanusova
Anna Fialkova Anna Fialkova ... Lefnerova
Kamil Svejda Kamil Svejda ... Nedobyl
Eva Janousková Eva Janousková ... Krenovcova
Roman Izaias ... Mechura
Jan Nemejovský ... Head forester Barta
Ondrej Neff ... Superzombie Knýbel
Pavel Holec Pavel Holec ... Zdrazil
Jan Sýkora Jan Sýkora ... Stancik
Narek Oganesjan Narek Oganesjan ... Tomas
Robert Rosenberg Robert Rosenberg ... Taxi Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomás Baldýnský ... Hitchcock
Petr Bartoska Petr Bartoska ... Waiter
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Motel Halali is an ideal place. Isolated deep in the forest, not a living soul turns up all the livelong year except the staff. This is a perfect place for Dr. Reinis's (Jaroslav Dusek) course designed to help people find meaning in life. Course participants learn something about what it means to live and even more about what it means to survive. That's because a zombie comes stalking out of a forest smelling of needles, decay, and blood. Our heroes must stand alone against it, without hope of help, without a chance in this most desolate, Godforsaken spot in Bohemia. Written by Czech film center

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

15 April 2004 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Fulladásveszély See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,888
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Prof. Reinis: I'm going to be eaten by zombie woodsmen. That's not how a philosopher should die.
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A tasty zombie snack.
9 May 2005 | by Ky-DSee all my reviews

Running in the same vein as "Shaun of the Dead", "Choking Hazard" turns out to be a bloody good time not taking zombies seriously.

A professor takes a group out to a lodge in the woods, where they will be holding a seminar on the discussion of the meaning of life. The group is a lively bunch of conflicting personalities who house some interesting views on life. Before the real seminar can begin, however, the group is set upon by a pack of bloody-thirsty Woombies (woodsman zombies, get it). Chaos and existential pondering ensues.

More comedy than anything else, it is fortunate that the jokes are both cynical and effective (in particular I like the Jahova's witness porn star). Beyond those, the horror elements are properly schlocky; copious blood flow, creative zombie-death, the obligatory sex scene, and even a dance sequence featuring electrocuted woombies. There are also some nice directorial touches in the film, like using a camera to rewind the movie, that add some artsy flare.

The problems are small, but noticeable. The pacing is a little off, making some scenes seems short and others too long. While the acting is fitting, it isn't always great and for a film about the meaning of life it never makes a clear point.

Horror fanatics, zombie fans in particular, will scream with glee. Everyone else, well...why are you reading this review to begin with?

8/10


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