Day 2 - Dead Heat

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

When watching zombie movies, you should have an idea of what you are getting into. And that is something very important to keep in mind before watching Dead Heat, especially since one of the main characters is named Roger Mortis. It is a ridiculous, over the top, and awesomely bad zombie movie about cops that turn into zombies, but continue to fight crime.

I am not here to do a full review of the movie, but I will at least throw in a quick idea of what I thought. As far as zombie movies go, I would give it a 3 or 4 out of 5. A lot of it comes down to how much you like cop shows from the 80s. I think for me personally, it was only a 3 because I had a really hard time ignoring some of the silly problems with the story, but that doesn't mean I didn't have fun watching it. I would recommend it for someone looking to watch a cheesy zombie movie with friends.

Now it is time to dig into the zombies. In this movie they are created by science and for once, they are not designed as a weapon. They are a simple get rich quick scheme to turn people, with enough money to pay, into immortal zombies. All it takes is a quick zap on an electric bed and presto, you are a zombie. The biggest problem I had with the movie was how inconsistent it was with the zombie rules. The zombies could be hurt when their arms were pulled behind their back, but could take hundreds of bullets to their chest without pause. Some of them even had a life expectancy that when their time ran out, they instantly turned into goo (including their bones).

Zombie Summary:
  • Creation: Science Experiment for immortality
  • Infection type: Science
  • Speed of Zombie: Normal human speed (up to a full run)
  • Destruction: Basically indestructible (unless hit by a car or grenade)
  • Causes end of the world: Nope (Not contagious)

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