Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Awaken the Dead|
Actors: Gary Douglas Kohn, Nate Witty, Lindsey Morris, Paul Dion Monte, Will Harris
Director: Jeff Brookshire
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror
A priest with a troubled past and an assassin's daughter find themselves trapped in a house surrounded by the undead. As they battle each other and the walking dead, the secret threads of their past lives bind them togethe... more »
A review from Zombiefans!
Zombob | U.S.A. | 01/14/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
Not bad, not bad at all...
1) ACTING: For a low budget, no-name indie production, the acting was pretty good. The three main characters seemed very real to me and the script seem to flesh out their characters. There were, of course, the usual hit and misses when it comes to indie productions and quality actors, but nothing that really distracted me from the film.
2) PRODUCTION: The script, I felt, was pretty strong. There were many plot lines going, and luckily for the viewer, they are all wrapped up at the end. A number of scenes were filmed with that grainy texture look which I personally do not care for, but to each his own. There was an original score by an actual band! How unusual for an indie! Normally, we, the viewers get some heavy metal music blaring through certain scenes, and this was a nice change of pace. I did have an issue with the sound. While viewing this movie, I was constantly adjusting the volume up and down. At times, I could hardly hear the actors, and then suddenly ZOMBIE ATTACK! and I was blown out of my chair. The zombie make up and gore was pretty good, but I felt, it could have /should have been more.
3) THE ZOMBIES: Really nothing new brought to the zombie genre here.
4) THE CAUSE: Experimental virus that transforms the living into the living dead.
5) NUDITY: None.
Overall, I feel that this was a pretty good entry for the low budget indie scene. Normally, we get the usual "Zombies attack, the heroes fight to survive, and maybe, it's over." This movie had a lot plot to keep you, the viewer interested in the movie. Is this movie top of the line, top notch zombie fare? No, there are a few problems, but nothing too extreme to take away from the viewer being entertained by this movie. And, it is WAY above the usual low budget indie crap that is normally pushed on us, the zombie genre's biggest fans.
RATING: 3 out of 5"
Bob Wire | Long Island, New York | 03/03/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Though I rated this movie with 1 star, it really doesn't deserve this much. The movie is terrible and a complete waste of money. The acting is bad and the film quality is poor (dark), and there is no story line - in three words, "bad, terrible, worthless.""
I had some fun with it. You will too.
Sam Kilomis | UK | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Movies are escape, pure and simple. I like the raw energy of low budget indie films and find some interesting venues for creative exploration. This is one of them. I liked the story and the subtext of redemption was a plus. What it lacked in budget it made up in story telling. I recommend it."
Awake the Dead
J. Rock | San Francisco, CA | 05/25/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay people, after reading these reviews in Amazon, I was wondering if I watched the same movie as some of you guys did, the acting was terrible, the zombies were terrible and laughable at, the indoor sences were fuzzy and hard to view the plot just plain stunk to high heaven. In fact the only reason I bought this stupid movie was the reviews that were given in Amazon, and in doing so prompt me to write my own review and warn the people not to purchase this flick at any price, even if you only had to pay the price of shipping it wouldn't be worth it. I've seen alot of zombie movies and like I said you guys either didin't see the same zombie flick as I did or your taste buds in zombie films are really, really bad, so please don't buy this movie......"