‘Wyrmwood’ Review

Review by: Rob Caprilozzi

Rating: 9/10

 

Synopsis: Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor – together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland.

Our Thoughts: Zombies are a dime a dozen these days. Whenever you turn on your television you are sure to see them in some form whether it be movies, TV shows, or even commercials. So to be different and really get noticed you must come up with an incredibly unique concept.  Wyrmwood does just that and is a welcomed breath of zombie-killing fresh air.

The acting in this independent film is fantastic. Jay Gallagher leads the way as “Barry”. The breathtaking Bianca Bradey plays “Brooke,” while Leon Burchill, who plays “Benny,” is the ultimate sidekick. Berryn Schwerdt who portrays “The Doctor,” certainly cannot be overlooked either.

The tag line “Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead” is pretty accurate. The aspect of this film I was not expecting was the perfectly timed dash of comedy. This is where Leon Burchill really stole the show.

Wyrmwood is the perfect stew of blood, gore, and comedy. The action is horrifying and the humor is sprinkled in without making the film a mockery.  All in all, Wyrmwood stands out in the crowded zombie genre here, and while doing so, has cemented itself as an, instant must see zombie classic.

 

Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi created Comic Monsters in 2004 and eventually expanded the site in 2009 to Horror News Network. Born out his love for all aspects of horror, Rob still remains hardcore comic fan. You can keep up with him on Twitter @RobCaprilozzi.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

‘Welcome To The Blumhouse’ Heads To Amazon Prime In October

An eight horror movie anthology, Welcome to the Blumhouse will launch on Amazon Prime starting on Tuesday, October 6. The Lie and Black Box...

Star-Studded Lineup In Trailer For ‘The Devil All The Time’

Two actors perhaps best known for super-heroic roles on the big screen are headlining a gothic thriller set to debut on Netflix next month. Tom...

The Countdown To Halloween Starts With New Funko Calendar

Just in case you needed help mapping out the two weeks before Halloween this year, Funko has an eerie countdown calendar to ease the...

‘The Baby’ Looks To Be Tiny Terror On HBO Next Year

HBO has put a dark horror/comedy--The Baby--on its to-do list for next year. The proposed series--from screenwriter Sian Robins-Grace--is a co-production of HBO and Sky Studios...

Release Date And First Photos Revealed For ‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’

Netflix gave us a glimpse of the first photos from their upcoming feature, directed and produced by McG, The Babysitter: Killer Queen. Killer Queen stars...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.