Meet Angela. She is the perfect neighbor. She is quiet, young, pretty and keeps to herself. But Angela is different. Very different... She is dead.Meet Angela. She is the perfect neighbor. She is quiet, young, pretty and keeps to herself. But Angela is different. Very different... She is dead.Meet Angela. She is the perfect neighbor. She is quiet, young, pretty and keeps to herself. But Angela is different. Very different... She is dead.
There wasn't a whole lot to like about this one. Among the best features here is the fact that it's got a really unique and novel idea that actually seems to be quite inventive, and with nothing at all clichéd about this instead it comes off as being new and original which is what's needed in these kinds of films. This even makes for some really nice scenes that couldn't have come from any other style of film, as there's the rather unique tortures that are inflicted upon them from the abuse on the streets to the treatment in the restaurants and how they're affected on the job-market, there's a lot in here that are solely responsible for being in this kind of film. Even the main scenes here of them sitting around like a support group here are only possible because of this storyline, and these here make this one completely unique and original. There's also the film's rather nice amount of blood and gore, which isn't all that much but does work nicely when it really wants to, and there's a couple of decent shots with it. The last big plus is the few action scenes it has, which are really good. There's a couple of zombie beat-downs near the beginning which are rather nice in a really weird way, the first fight in the park is really great, the raids on the zombie homes are fun and brutal, and bloodshed and the ending just feels right and is the best part of the film. Along with the other factors, these make the film watchable as this one here was somewhat problematic. The main one here is that the film decides to change around the very way that zombies behave, and it might be enough to put off some of the more hardcore fans. This one here gives them the ability to be cognizant of their death-like status, complete with their ability to reason, talk and the really weird subplot about them forming a support group to inform each other and talk about their problems, which is a nice idea but all it does is take away every single thing that made them fearful in the first place. By having them form a group to deal with it makes them seem like big losers, and there's nothing that makes them instantly- nonthreatening compared to others out there. Lastly, it has the other factor of making the beginning of this one incredibly boring since it's really just a rash of scenes that just serve as fodder in the group's talks, and that's hardly anything that can make the film interesting. None of these scenes are all that exciting, and are overall just plain dull, and are then made even worse through the need to play into the support group slot. These here are the biggest problems in the film.
Rated R: Graphic Language and Graphic Violence.
- Sep 2, 2015