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Attack of the Herbals (2011)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Horror | 4 September 2012 (USA)
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Follows two unlikely heroes who stumble upon a mysterious crate, washed ashore. The locals find that the contents make a rather addictive herbal tea that turns the villagers into crazy zombies.

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David Ryan Keith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Calum Booth Calum Booth ... Jackson MacGregor
Steve Worsley Steve Worsley ... Russell Wallace
Richard Currie Richard Currie ... The Roadrunner
Liam Matheson Liam Matheson ... Bennett Campbell
Lee Hutcheon ... Danny the Pincer
Claire McCulloch Claire McCulloch ... Jenny Robertson
Margaret Bramwell Margaret Bramwell ... Granny MacGregor
Jimmy Lynch Jimmy Lynch ... Grandad MacGregor
Alan Fraser Alan Fraser ... Aldof Frankenfurter
Lindsay Cromar ... Nazi Prisoner
Dave Thomson Dave Thomson ... Mr. McAndrews
Mary Cox Mary Cox ... Mrs. McGinty
Daniel Greavey Daniel Greavey ... Daniel (as Dan Greavey)
Dorothy Taylor Dorothy Taylor ... Mrs. McTavish
Mark Wood ... Ball Crusher
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Follows two unlikely heroes who stumble upon a mysterious crate, washed ashore. The locals find that the contents make a rather addictive herbal tea that turns the villagers into crazy zombies.

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Taglines:

Putting the tea back in terror.

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Comedy | Horror

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Bennett Campbell's name plays homage to Commando and The Evil Dead. See more »

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The shotgun Lee Hutcheon (Danny the Pincer) uses is held together with black tape. Lee snapped the gun in half while preparing for a scene. See more »

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Great fun, but no "Shaun of the Dead"...
26 June 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, first let me say that the DVD cover as sold from Amazon brandishes this proclamation on the cover: "Hot Fuzz meets Shaun of the Dead". And that was the selling point for me, that raised my interest in "Attack of the Herbals".

But that was false advertising in my opinion. Because I was expecting something of a zombie comedy. Now, don't get me wrong, "Attack of the Herbals" is a good and entertaining movie, but it is hardly a zombie movie. At best, the tea in the movie turned the villagers into raving madmen, not zombies.

"Attack of the Herbals" has a lot of humor, not much unlike that you would see in "Hot Fuzz" or "Shaun of the Dead", true, but it never really raised itself up to that particular level of entertainment.

For a Scottish comedy, then "Attack of the Herbals" was actually quite nice. Lots of laughs here, funny situations, hilarious characters, odd dialogue and just outrageous craziness. And despite it being a fairly low budget movie, then the movie makers actually managed to pull this off extremely nicely. The movie had top notch production and didn't really lack anything (well, aside from actual zombies).

The acting in the movie was nice as well, and I wasn't familiar with a single actor or actress at all, so that was a nice change of pace for once, to see a movie and not compare the actors in it to previous roles in other movies.

"Attack of the Herbals" is a good laugh and good entertainment. Just don't sit down to watch it under the false advertising as I was mislead by, then you will be sorely disappointed. And of course, being somewhat familiar with the Scottish accent is an advantage to watching this movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Johnshaven, Scotland, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP15,000 (estimated)
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(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color (HD)

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16:9 HD
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