|Release: 2007, Rating: NR, Runtime: 90 min.|
The zombie genre is bursting full of great films, but great zombie comedies? You have some pretty good classics like Shaun of the Dead and to a certain extent, Warm Bodies, but not that many. Aaah! Zombies!! looks to fill that void, by serving up a zombie movie, where the movie puts you in the eyes of the zombies, who don’t actually know they’re zombies. It’s not a laugh a minute experience, but it does provide enough delights to spend the hour and half on it. So, let’s shamble through this review and find out more about Aaah! Zombies!!…
Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: Turning the zombie film on its head, this film is an oddball comedy from
the perspective of the brain munching monsters themselves.
|Mike (The Vampire Diaries Matthew Davis) and friends, in what they think is their normal selves.|
Aaah! Zombies!!, also known as Wasting Away (a name that sucks compared to the former), follows a group of friends, who accidentally ingest a toxic substance made by the government, that was meant to turn soldiers into super soldiers. Instead, the substance turns you into a brain eating zombie. The friends don’t know that they are zombies, but instead, think that everyone else is infected, so they decide to stop the infection, by killing everyone!
|What the group of friends actually look like. Aaah! Zombies!!|
The movie has a great idea in it’s undead hands, with the movie switching back and forth between black and white and colour. Whenever the movie is black and white, you are actually seeing what’s really going on, so the friends look like real zombies. When the movie is in colour, the friends will look normal and everyone else will appear to be walking and talking at a super speed, hence the zombies thinking the humans are infected. It really is an original idea and it works wonderfully.
|Tracey Walter as the mean old bowling alley manger, Mr. Whicks.|
The movie isn’t chalk full of laughter, as there are times where a few lines miss their mark, but more often than not, I found myself laughing at plenty of the wacky and insane stuff that’s splashing on the screen. Also, the acting does kinda shamble in between cringe worthy to hmm, not bad territory. There isn’t many noticeable faces (unless you watch Vampire Diaries), but that doesn’t really mean anything and there are some beautiful looking ladies gracing the screen.
|The beautiful ladies (Betsy Beutler and Julianna Robinson) in zombie form.|
Aaah! Zombies!! is the type of comedy, where you’ll watch it and you’ll probably laugh a few times and think, that wasn’t bad. However, the more you think about it and when you start to explain the movie to people, you’ll begin to realize that you know what, this movie was pretty damn funny. I definitely recommend Aaah! Zombies!!. It’s a pretty original idea and an interesting take on the over saturated zombie genre. If you can get your undead hands on this movie, I think you’ll be undeadly delighted.