ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies | #Zombie #Film

I won’t lie about this film — when I first heard about Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, I assumed it wasn’t going to be stellar. Surprising fact: it was. I really enjoyed it. That’s not to say it’s doesn’t have some issues but is any zombie movie perfect? Do none of them break the ‘rules’? We all know they do and that’s what makes for great diversity within the genre.

Abraham.jpgAs Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to face a foe far more fearsome than the Confederate army: the walking dead.

My Rating: A-

Interesting Facts: Teddy Roosevelt was two years old at the beginning of the civil war far too young to walk softly and carry a big stick; the fort featured in the film was also used in the filming of Robert Redford’s movie The Conspirator; and an avid history buff, actor Bill Oberst Jr. agreed to take on the role of Lincoln, provided he could deliver the Gettysburg Address (much to his excitement, he was able to do so, which he did mostly from memory, having played Lincoln multiple times on stage).

And now it’s time for the trailer…

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ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: Exit Humanity

Exit Humanity is a recent film, 2011 qualifies it as recent in my mind, and I wasn’t sure what I to think when I watched it. The premise was interesting and I’m a lover of zombie films so I figured I’d give it a chance. What I found was a movie that started off slow and then ramped up, taking it away from the typical story of survival into that of a search. I actually really enjoyed it.

ExitHumanityA young man’s struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

My Rating: A-

Interesting facts: The movie contains live action with a smattering of classical animation; it was filmed in small town Ontario, Canada (Owen Sound, Collingwood, and Kimberley to be exact); and if you watch closely in an early scene, you’ll see a shirtless zombie walking through a pond,  which washes off the make-up on his forearms.

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ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: Outpost

Okay before I start this post, I want to tell you all that I truly enjoyed Outpost. When I decided to pick it up, I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I would but figured I’d give it a whirl since it was a zombie movie. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised. If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a try – it may surprise you.

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In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, mysterious businessman Hunt hires ex-marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man’s land. To this gang of hardened warriors, battle-worn veterans and borderline criminals killing is just a job – and one they enjoy. Their mission – to scope out an old military bunker. It should be easy – 48 hours at the most. Lots of cash for little risk, or so he says. Once at the outpost, the men make a horrific discovery that turns their mission on its head – the scene of a bloody and gruesome series of experiments, carried out by the Nazis on their own soldiers during WWII. Amid the carnage, they find something even more disturbing – someone who’s still alive. As war rages above ground, and a mysterious enemy emerges from the darkness below, D.C. and his men find themselves trapped in a claustrophobic and terrifying scenario. Their mission is no longer one of safe-guarding – it’s one of survival.

My Rating: A-

Interesting Facts: It’s tagline is: You can’t kill what’s already dead; the producers mortgaged their Glasgow home in order to raise £200,000 to finance production; and the original concept is described as “Platoon meets The Sixth Sense“.

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ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: Reel Zombies

If you’ve seen Reel Zombies, you’ll agree it’s the epitome of a B-movie. What could be more fun about the filming of a zombie movie with actual zombies? Okay, well quite a few things spring to mind but I didn’t shut the movie off part way through so that’s gotta say something right?!? I will say that I did enjoy it just for the cooky corniness of it all.

ReelZombiesWhen a zombie outbreak erupts, zombie films are made illegal. Undeterred, a low budget film crew set out to create the sequel to their two previous, unsuccessful zombie films. Reasoning that once zombie plague ends, there will once again be a market. The filmmakers attempt to film around the hostile zombies, while also using them as extras in their film.

My Rating: D (technically I should give it a B… 😉 )

Interesting Facts: It’s tagline is: “When the Dead rise. The cameras roll.“; and it was filmed in different locales in and around Southern Ontario like Courtice, Port Hope, and Desoronto.

And now it’s time for the trailer…