Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Blag Dhalia
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Pot Zombies is the first in a series of releases produced and directed by up-and-coming filmmakers using techniques they learned from Lloyd Kaufman's Make Your Own Damn Movie Box Set! Rockin' soundtrack featuring DOA, Elec... more »
Deborah L. Schnettler | Livonia, MI USA | 08/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this video for a birthday present. We had a blast viewing the video. You can play along with the movie, when ever someone dies, you drink and when ever someone smokes you smoke. If you like zombies you will love this movie."
A good garage production.
L. Sadler | Maryland's Eastern Shore | 02/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was pretty amusing, but if your looking for a high quality production, this isn't it. It's a TROMA film! Got it? You may want to rent this one before you buy just to be safe."
Minimalism to the brilliant limit!!!
Ton | the Netherlands | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are a lot of low-budget horror movies that try to follow the strange and unwritten rules of cinema that state that some linear storytelling should be what a film evolves around. Most of the entries to the genre, especially when zombies are involved, also try to throw in a fair share of social comments by use of metaphors. Only very few directors are talented enough to actually make that work, and not everybody can be as genial as Lloyd Kaufman of George A. Romero.
And here we come to what makes POT ZOMBIES such a unique and highly entertaining new film: it doesn't do all that. It doesn't follow all those rules. It doesn't follow any rule. It has no plot, not much of a story, no metaphors whatsoever. It follows a loosely connected chain of people who smoke radioactively contaminated weed untill they turn into flesheating zombies because of it and then make their first victim. And director Justin Powers does this so magnificently well that the entire 90 minutes of the film feel like a roller coaster ride of fantastically gory scenes that only leave the viewer hungry for more. A beautiful female smoker-turned-zombie is a huge teaser as we never see her actually get into flesh eating action, so all I wanted after the film had ended was a sequel. The good news is that it is already in production! Better still: it will have Nicola Fiore in it! I can't wait!
This first entry in Troma's MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE: YOUNG FILMMAKERS SERIES is a winner, and everyone who loves good movies that are made for the right reasons will definitely want to see this series go on for a very long time.
Stoner bashin' time....
Mackshere | hampered by what's acceptable | 04/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, you don't have to be a rock scientist to guess this is a stupid low budget zombie marijuana flick. But this Troma offering does have some clever...uhhm, ...some smart...like...uhh...what's the word? oh! (lightbulb flash) Techniques!, that are cool and stuff.
A townfull of rednecks constantly smoke some weed (duh!). But this batch of the green stuff isn't filling then with feelings of peace, love, and happiness. Quite the opposite in fact. It turns their skin green and gives them a voracious(google it?) appetite for human flesh.
I love the idea for this twist to the zombie genre. It doesn't necessarily make alot of sense, but the expected fan base probably won't mind.
Right from the beginning there is a disclaimer that states that the pot smoked in this film is not real (whatever). I guess this stuff somehow got laced with some radioactive herb. Most of POT ZOMBIES is nothing more than potheads smoking, turning into zombies, and eating people.
But the filmmakers try to get creative with the effects. At times there are flashing psychedelic lights in the background. Cartoon figures bounce on the screen. There are also news flashes that cut in and interrupt the flow. It does try to be unique. Additionally, there is a brief scene of nudity. Plus the kills aren't too shabby for such a low-budget production.
But the efforts do eventually get a tad tiresome, due to the fact there are no attempts at character development. Some more dialogue between the potheads would have been helpful. It doesn't even need to be clever, some stoners arguing over the best flavor of Doritos or something. Anything! Oh well...
Luckily this film is short, just under an hour long. Plus it has a drinking/smoking game option you can play while watching it, which will probably help. Long live independent filmmaking!