Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Forever Dead|
Actors: Bill Mulligan, Libby Lynn, Jessie Walley, Patrick Loree
Director: Christine Parker
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
It all started when an innocent rabbit named Bugs escaped a shady university lab. His nasty little bite unleashed an epidemic of terror! With an entire rural community spiraling out of control in a pandemonium of madness a... more »
I should have seen this in the theater...
Quentin Westcott | Kenmore, WA United States | 06/13/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"... because then I could get my money back. *some spoilers below*
This movie is horrible on many different levels. DO NOT BUY.
Sound cuts out so much it's almost impossible to hear whats going on.
The plot is almost non existent. They try and tie things together in the last third of the film, and do a flimsy job at that. Oh! They found a temp cure for the zombie outbreak, and they don't follow up on that. Oh! They can kill zombies with fire, but again, they try one mild follow up that goes nowhere. If I actually found a way to kill these guys I'd be doing my damnedest to use it every chance I got. Instead we get, "Oh we killed with fire. Shrug"
You don't care about ANY of the characters. There's nothing to make you like these over actors. One guy's a thief and get's almost caught by a guy he robed awhile back. So what? There's no reprocutions for his actions. Another woman yells, "I don't trust you!" So what? She doesn't do anything about it except look mad and hang out in the corner. There's a nurse who's job is to run around in the woods and get almost caught by zombies. Who cares? Then again, you can say that about everyone in this film.
The zombies suck. Sometimes they run, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they attack wtih vigor and grapple, sometimes they barely pawed at their victim. NO consistency. Not one zombie can figure out how to break a window. These zombies even had their hands on a victim (the worthless nurse) and then forgot all about her and ran off into the woods just before the bite. Huh. Some effects were not good either- you can see zombies chewing on paper/film of some sort soaked in red "blood". Booooo...
The editing is bad as well: many shots are either too long or too repetitive.
Forever avoid this film. Now I'm going to see how long it takes for "0 of 3 people found this review helpful" as the film makers or their buddies vote me down. Such is the price for telling the truth. : /"
The Day of the Rabbit
Robert Cossaboon | The happy land of Walworth, NY | 05/16/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Man, somebody should review the reviewers of this movie. Mr. "Pericles", you know way too much about a no name director, therefore you are plugging what would have otherwise been a very forgettable exercise in the genre. Also, that scene you mentioned about the zombie experimentation? That was a whopping minute and a half in movie that clocked in at over 90 minutes. And as for Mr. "Bill" from Georgia, I saw both Count Yorga and I Eat Your Flesh and I have no freaking clue how you can draw a line of comparison between the two. Yorga and Flesh were B movies, but not amateur. This barely qualifies as a college thesis. Not to slam Ms. Parker's movie entirely, it does deserve respect for the indie film that it is. It is certainly no crime to make an extremely low budget film. Good ideas and semi-plausible acting go a long way. Where Parker's film falls short is in the story itself. There are scenes of discontinuity that will make you smack your head in disbelief at how a director could let that go by: one minute the rabbit is putting the chomp on someone and beginning the chain of events, then a real estate agent is getting mauled by a zombie that had obviously been shambling around the real estate dig for quite some time; there is a huge, revelatory flashback that does nothing to either move the story along or resolve it; another scientist, who had only one purpose of hunting for the rabbit and finding it, escapes a zombie mauling and falls unconscious for almost a day (???); the principal leads are all left hanging--I mean, one minute someone is spraying aerosol and then they are barricading the door and . . . . cut to that scientist's scene and roll the credits--you are guaranteed to say WTF. Oh, and by the way Mr. Atragon, the choice of music sucked! Who plays happy grunge music to build tension during a zombie mauling? Think that's bad? Listen to what's playing when one of the leads has to bury his cheating wife. Here's a summary breakdown:
Story--looked good on paper, but poorly executed
Rabbits--HOLY CRAP!!!!!! That rabbit was the absolute best part of the movie! It totally channeled Monty Python and the Caddyshack gopher.
Zombies--yet another indie movie that can't make up its mind whether to have the zombies run balls out, or take half a day to shamble somewhere; the redneck zombies at the beginning are annoying at first, but they'll grow on you!
Shooting/lighting--annoying at times, passable at most
Tension/story movement--the first 30 minutes were pretty good,
but then the film bottoms out miserably.