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Automaton Transfusion (2006)

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Three teens find themselves in a town over run with zombies. Deciding to fight back, they go on a punch you in the throat, action packed, non stop ride through the city, woods, and schools.

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Steven C. Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Jones Garrett Jones ... Chris
Juliet Reeves London ... Jackie (as Juliet Reeves)
William Howard Bowman ... Scott
Rowan Bousaid ... Tim
Ashley Elizabeth Pierce Ashley Elizabeth Pierce ... Simone
Kendra Farner Kendra Farner ... Melissa
Joel Ezra Hebner ... Lance (as Joel Hebner)
Kevin J. O'Neill ... Dr. Swartz
John Youmans ... The Bartender
Larry Miller Larry Miller ... Lee
Jeff Denton ... Jon
Chris Shepardson Chris Shepardson ... Charles (as Chris Nice)
Jason Brague Jason Brague ... Matty
Steven C. Miller ... Professor Latt (as Steven Miller Sr.)
Timothy Miller Timothy Miller ... Brad
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Storyline

In Downey, the teenagers Chris, Scott and Tim are best friends and decide to drive to a bar downtown to a grungy band's gig. Chris' girlfriend Jackie, meanwhile, goes to a party with her preppy friends. While heading downtown, the trio of friends note that there are no cars on the roads despite the rush hour and then they find that the streets are empty. When they arrive in their destiny, they are chased by zombies and run to the bar. Chris decides to return to Downey while Jackie and her friends are attacked by a bunch of zombies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Blood...Will...Run

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Run for Blood See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Through the Heart See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The role of Lance was specifically written for Joel Ezra Hebner. See more »

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In the overhead of Simone's body floating in the pool there is absolutely no blood in the water despite having had her head smashed on the concrete edge just moments before landing in the water. See more »

Quotes

Tim: God, I'd like to fuck up that kid's day.
Scott: I'd like to drive a chainsaw right through his face.
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I don't even know where to begin...
25 March 2008 | by brando647See all my reviews

I can only think of very few good things to say about this movie. The best way to sum it up is that it's a low-budget zombie horror flick. Don't go in expecting anything more. In fact, the lower you set your expectations, the better off you are. Honestly, this movie was such poor quality I had a hard time sitting through it. The filmmakers seem like they were out to have a good time when they shot this, but the end result is barely tolerable. The movie is barely 75 minutes long, but it felt like it took FOREVER to watch.

The list of what makes this movie near-unwatchable is long, so I'll try to keep this somewhat brief. The first thing I noticed about this movie was the picture quality. I don't know how best to describe it other than saying it looked as if they took a frame or two out every couple seconds. Motion in the movie seemed to have a jerky, stop-n-go feel to it that got old real fast.

On top of the odd choppy visuals, the movie appeared to be shot nearly all hand-held and, therefore, most of the best action was undecipherable. You can barely tell what exactly is going on in some of the zombie attacks. I think the biggest example occurs later in the movie when the protagonists are running through the woods with their newly-acquired weapons, the zombies attack and everything gets shaky. Next thing you know, one of the protagonists is in a car with someone who wasn't there before and they drive off. Moments later, everything goes shaky again the the two of them fall from the sky into a lake. WTF, mate? How did they maneuver from Point A to Point B here....?

The film suffers from the usual low-budget horror issues: terrible continuity, poor acting, horrendous dialogue, a mediocre story, and plot holes the size of the the Grand Canyon. And another thing: what's the deal with the title of this movie? I can't understand how it makes any sort of sense, at all. It's odd when someone asks what you're watching, you answer "Automaton Transfusion", and their eyes glaze over in confusion. Is it a medical documentary? Does it have some to do with machines? No, it's a zombie movie. Bah?

There is one decent quality to this entire film: the gore effects. They weren't spectacular, but they were pretty good for the meager budget they were working with. Rick Gonzalez did a fantastic job with some of the feasting and attack scenes in this movie. Honestly, if you can overlook the other issues with this movie, it's worth at least one watch-through to check out some of the effects.

One final thing (and this is more of a WTF question): after all hell breaks loose at the house party, why did the one blonde chick climb into her CONVERTIBLE and pause to think, as if "Ahhh...a moment of piece of gather my thoughts...". It's not as if the car has windows, a roof, anything to SLOW DOWN an attacking zombie and give her a moment to drive away. All it has to do is CLIMB OVER THE BACK SEAT. Seriouly....come on....


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