Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dead Men Walking|
Actors: Brick Firestone, Robert James, Ray Bruner, Chriss Anglin, Brandon Stacy
Director: Peter Mervis
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A horrific plague infects a maximum security prison, turning visitors, guards and prisoners into vicious, flesh-eating beasts who slaughter all in their path. A heavily armed unit of elite guards band together with the sur... more »
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Lighten up! It is what it is!
Alison L. Dix | 11/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Too harsh! Almost all the reviews I've read on this flick have been bad- not true! It is low-budget, yes. It is gorey and made with little-known actors, yes. BUT it is what it is, and I've seen alot worse. I stumbled on this at the local Blockbuster and watched it Halloween night. I thought it was entertaining, and no I'm not a punky teenager, I'm a 43 year old woman who enjoys the heck outa a good zombie film."
Best of the newest flood of low budget movies
M. A Spitzer | Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA | 11/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since the success of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, it seems every budding independent film company is releasing every independent Zombie and Zombi-like film they can get into distribution.
So far 95% of what we have seen these past 2 years has been pretty bad.
So perhaps DEAD MEN WALKING does not really deserve 4 stars.... (maybe 2-3) , but BY COMPARISON to the 115 other independent Zombie releases over the past 24 months, this one gets it's 4-star rating.
With a slight plot twist on the usual Zombie theme, this film does a great job at BUILDING the tension and capturing that feeling that things are getting more and more out of control with each passing minute !
It is this important feature of Zombie films that makes them great and so many movies have lacked these past 2 years.
Sure the ending was no surprise... 20 minutes into the film you KNEW how it would end... BUT the growing chaos and escalation of chaos and gore is what this film captured properly.
I'm not a fan of the "choppy" editing used by young directors these days, but the film is still good for a late night rental.
Promising opening that quickly fizzles and dies
P. Hooker | 10/08/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"In the first two minutes we get four zombies dispatched via shotgun including one great headshot. The sole survivor is charged with the four murders and is sent to a maximum security prison where the infection spreads throughout the prison population. Sounds like all the ingredients for an all out zombie slaughterfest...right? Sadly, this movie loses all its momentum just as the opening credits stop rolling.
Once we get to the prison the action is bogged down with an innane storyline and a poorly executed attempt at character developement. As the infection spreads, we get shots of guards shooting, interspersed with shots of zombie advancement, interspersed with shots of guards shooting, interspersed with shots of zombie advanement...and so it goes until the end of the movie. Are the guards even hitting anything???
The final shot is the only other worthwhile scene in this movie. I won't say what happens, but once you've wasted an hour and a half of your life to get here, it seems like a pretty poor trade.
The opening sequence proves that these people had the ability to create decent special effects on a B-movie budget. However, it is also painfully obvious that this budget ran out too early in production to create a satisfying end product. There are several necessary scenes missing entirely, leaving only black screen to let the viewer know that something should be there but isn't.
This isn't the worst zombie movie out there (see Zombie Night), but it is also quite far from good. If the producers had wasted less effort and money on the plot and characters (that never really work anyway), then they might have succeeded in the action which is what most people are watching this for in the first place.
Good Effort Anyway
Someone Watching | Portland, OR | 01/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie wasn't too bad. Stiff acting, but most B or make that most horror fils have that. The ore fx were good. It had the classic ripping out of the gguts several times. The only effects that sucked were the gun effects. This kind of surprised me, but with the budget they probably didn't have the money for blanks. Definatly worth renting or maybe even picking up if you run across it used and cheap."