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Zoombies (2016)

Review by CJ

Director:
Glenn R. Miller

Starring:
Kim Nielsen, Ione Butler, Andrew Asper, Marcus Anderson, Brianna Joy Chomer, Aaron Groben, LaLa Nestor

Running time:
87 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sharknado, Zombeavers

 

Animals in a wildlife sanctuary are overcome with a deadly virus that causes them to rise from the dead with a hunger for human flesh. It is up to park manager Ellen (Nielsen) and new security guard Lizzy (Butler) to save the park’s employees and interns.

It has been a long time since I last wrote a cheese-based rating system review and I am so glad that it is for Zoombies.

Zoombies is a deliciously cheesy addition to the b-grade horror genre. While Zoombies isn’t as traditionally terrible (deliciously cheesy) in terms of dialogue and acting, the laughable CGI and continuity dilemmas provide a lot of entertainment value for this silly flick. Though please don’t misunderstand — no-one is a winning an Oscar for the acting or screenwriting.

The concept for Zoombies is delightfully absurd. The absurd is often what makes monster movies (especially of a b-grade persuasion) so enjoyable. Though upon consideration, a zoo full of animals that become zombies is marginally more absurd than a park full of dinosaurs brought back to life using fossilised DNA.

Zoombies is just a fun monster movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Highly recommended for fans of the Sharknado series and similar.

Rating:

“It’s a zoo not Jurassic Park.”

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