Day 11 - A Little Bit Zombie

Friday, October 11, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

We just finished watching another zombie movie for #undeadOctober. We missed yesterday due to some medical issues, but we are back and rolling again. Tonight's movie was a random one that we found on Netflix and based on the description, we knew we had to watch it.

Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

The movie turned out to have quite a few laughs, while at the same time, being very disturbing. One thing that was funny is that it had the same actor in it as in Pontypool. Stephen McHattie, who was the lead in Pontypool, was the zombie hunter in this one. And here I thought that only Bruce was known for being in so many zombie films.

I would say that the movie was a 3/5, but only because of the ending. I was totally going to give it a 4 or 5 until the last scene. I was just let down that the main character never did dig into any brains. The movie did a good job with making a likable zombie character. Which is surprising considering you get to watch him bite off the head of a little rabbit.
This movie was definitely a strange one, but for all of you zombie lovers out there, you should probably check it out. As for the zombies in the movie they were really just standard zombies until the main character is infected. He turns out to be "resistant" to the zombie infection and he instead turns into a hybrid. This was interesting because he got most of the "powers" that a zombie would have while maintaining some control over his hunger.

The powers that the zombies had were mostly what is shown in other movies. A high pain tolerance and the ability to lose body parts without feeling pain. The big one that was different was super zombie hearing. It allowed the zombie to hear the sound of beating hearts in the nearby area. It was an interesting idea on why zombies always try to follow the humans around and seem to know where they are hiding.

Zombie Summary:
- Creation: Zombie Bite / Mosquito bite
- Origin: Unknown
- Infection type: Virus (probably)
- Speed of Zombie: Normal Human
- Destruction: Headshot or starvation
- Causes end of the world: No

That is all for now. Hopefully we will be able to catch up on our zombie movies. Since we are only one day behind, it should be fairly easy so stay tuned.

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