‘Zombie Resurrection’ – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 4 out of 10
Synopsis: 15 months after the apocalypse, a group of survivors are forced to take refuge in an abandoned school, where they encounter a mysterious zombie with the power to bring the undead back to life.
Our Thoughts: ‘Zombie Resurrection’ is a British zombie horror comedy centered around a group of survivors battling their way through the apocalypse. There’s quite a bit of drama amongst the survivors, many of whom are clearly not friends.
When the group holds on in an abandoned school, the story gets really interesting. They encounter a zombie that is able to cure others. For a zombie film, this is a very original turn of events. When the zombie touches another on the head, he comes back to life, only to be eaten by the group of remaining zombies as he’s running away. They decide that they should capture “savior” zombie with the intention of using him to cure others. At this point the film goes in another direction entirely as to what I expected and the result is more chaos than any kind of resolution.
The acting was decent and the Eric Colvin who plays Sykes was very good in the role of prisoner turned hero. The gore was OK, but it was more of a thriller than horror film in that aspect. While the film is amusing, the kind of humor used is not my cup of tea. However, fans of British comedy might enjoy it.
Overall, I found the film to be kind of all over the place, with the first half being a lot different than the latter and the direction it took made little sense to me. With such an interesting set up to the story, I found the conclusion disappointing.