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I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 2015 (Germany)
A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set.

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Guy Pigden
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Harley Neville ... Wesley Pennington
Jocelyn Christian ... Susan Ford
Ben Baker ... Tane Henare
Mike Edward ... Adam Harrison
Reanin Johannink ... Jessica Valentine
Simon Ward Simon Ward ... Richard Driver
Mark Neilson Mark Neilson ... Randy Bateman
Patrick Davies Patrick Davies ... Greg Winston
Harry Love Harry Love ... Harold Beasley
Matt Tane Matt Tane ... Clive Aranui
Andrew Laing ... SMP
Hilary Norris ... Receptionist
Eddie Ostrer Eddie Ostrer ... Fake Wesley
Carlin Lawrence Carlin Lawrence ... Hans
Jim Edinburgh Jim Edinburgh ... Cameraman
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A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set.

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Comedy | Horror

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Crazy Credit: "He mihi ki a koutou Ngati Toa-Te Rauparaha was a chief of Ngati Toa Rangatira, and was the composer of 'Ka Mate', which is used in this film." See more »

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Gory zombie fun from New Zealand.
31 August 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

On his first day as a lowly runner on a zombie film, aspiring film-maker Wesley (Harley Neville) meets the girl of his dreams, pretty cook Susan (Jocelyn Christian), but also finds himself fighting for survival against real zombies who have invaded the set.

From its broad characters, absurd humour, and outrageous gore, right down to its awkward nerd-turned-hero who falls for a nice 'girl-next-door' in the midst of a zombie epidemic, it seems pretty clear to me that the makers of New Zealand splatter comedy I Survived A Zombie Holocaust set out to emulate Peter Jackson's Brain Dead (Wesley couldn't be more like Lionel if he tried). And for much of the time, they get it right: the gruesome effects are suitably messy, the crazy and sometimes delightfully crass comedy mostly hits the mark, and the cast do well in creating some memorably fun characters.

Unfortunately, where the film does suffer is in its pacing: things take an awful long while to get going, and at 104 minutes, 'I Survived…' is far too long to sustain the central joke. Some judicious editing to trim away all of the fat, and this film could have been great rather than just good. As it stands, it is still the second best low-budget Kiwi zombie film I have seen, but with only the disappointing Black Sheep as the other contender (I've yet to see Last Of The Living), I suppose that could be considered faint praise.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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New Zealand

Language:

English

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2015 (Germany) See more »

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Zombie Holocaust See more »

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New Zealand

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