Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Zombie Cult Massacre|
Actors: Bob Elkins, Lonzo Jones, Sarah Mann-Drake, Mike Botouchis, Amy Ballard
Director: Jeff Dunn (II)
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
If you like Bloody Gory stuff...
Dan | Fairfield OH USA | 10/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"... I found Zombie Cult to be one of the best times I've ever had watching a zombie flick. It's one of those movies that are great to pop in when you have like minded friends over. It always has people cheering when someone gets a leg ripped off or gets wacked to a pulp with a meat cleaver. It's a crowd pleaser for the gore hounds.That's not to say that every one I have shown my copy to has liked it though. One of my friends was offended by the anti-organized religion theme and a couple of female friends have never made it pass the scene in the beginning where a woman gets her bare breast ripped off by zombies. Obviously, it's not a movie for the uptight or easily offended. As for the rest of us, the ones who think Basket Case and Street Trash are great, we are the ones who will laugh with devilish delight while the pompous horror fan run out the back door to puke. Zombie Cult Massacre is not for the loser who's only idea of a good horror film is naked lesbian vampires making out. It's not for the trendy teeny bopper who's idea of horror is a pretty cast of WB teen soap opera stars and an N'SYNC sound track. It's not for pompous old timers who are trapped in 1970's foreign horror flicks and have never been able to open up to anything current. It IS a horror flick for people looking for something bloody, gory, gritty, offensive and mean. It's something new for fans of old exploitation and drive-in flicks. It's something that I love to watch, and if your anything like me, you'll love to watch it too! But don't take my word for it, do a search for it on the web and see what others are saying, and then decide for yourself...."
That's it, no more shot-on-video horror for me
Scott | 01/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I did it again. I read the glowing reviews of this movie on various horror Web sites (even the reviewer on "Mortado's Page of Filth," who admitted that he was prejudiced against shot-on-video films, gave it a thumbs-up), and went and bought the movie, since I couldn't find it in rental places. And now I'm stuck with another tape that I can't sell on eBay, even to recoup part of my losses... Well, the movie isn't all bad, and I'm giving it four stars because I have no wish to disparage the efforts of filmmakers who obviously worked hard and didn't have much money. But since it IS for sale on Amazon, the truth must be told to other customers.Here's what was good about the movie: First, certain visual effects worked. There were some computer-generated effects that looked pretty cool (especially what I assume was Satan's lair). Some of the acting was pretty good for such a low-budget film. And then there was that member of the cult leader's "harem," the brunette listed in the credits as Cari Minster--WOW! If you can get an actress who looks like that to be in a movie called "Zombie Cult Massacre," I would think you'd take full advantage of it and make her the star of the film! She was definitely the best thing about this movie.Here's what was bad: Although the movie is being given credit for having an "original" plot, it's actually lifted from Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. There's a climactic battle involving a biker gang (from Dawn), and the middle portion of the movie, the longest part, is set in a confined environment (in Day of the Dead it was an underground military complex, here it's the cult compound.) As in Romero's movies, all the action is packed into the first and last 15 minutes. The problem with this plot structure is that the middle section really drags. And then there is the all-important element, the GORE. It doesn't work. Granted, it's a zero-budget film, but if I'd been the filmmakers I would have put ALL my effort into making the deaths as realistic and creative as possible. Instead, they used the following technique: the actor lies on the ground and is surrounded by zombies. The director yells "Cut!" and the film crew puts raw meat & various "entrails" under the actor's shirt. Then the director yells "Action!" and the zombies tear into the actor's shirt, and we get 30-45 seconds of the zombies "eating" the guy's insides. Even for a low-budget film this is very cheesy and unimaginative; in fact, there's really no excuse for it.Well, like I said, this movie wasn't terrible, and it's way above the level of supposed b-movie goremeisters like Tim Ritter and Todd Sheets. But it could have been way better. There IS such a thing as effective shot-on-video gore, but until the people at Dead Alive finally get off their lazy behinds and put out Andreas Schnaas's "Cannibal 2000," I'm swearing this genre off..."
Obviously not the same movie.
Scott | Lost In America | 10/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen this film and enjoyed it a great deal. I've read the review below this one and I'm wondering if we've seen the same movie because I never saw any scene where the actor lays on the ground and entrails are pulled out from under the actors shirt. I've actualy watched this about 12 times and only remember seeing appliance type of effects that were done quite well. Some of the zombie make-up effects arn't quite as good as others, but the gore is all top notch.As for the Brunet in the movie, who's name is actualy Amy something or another, she is a cutie, but I don't know if I would say her acting was good enough to base a whole movie around her. I guess it depends on wether your wanting to watch an action/gore flick or a soft core flick. It's obvious some people don't get enough late night Cinemax."
Rocky | Atlanta,GA USA | 08/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's a pretty good movie if you can get over the bad acting.It has some pretty good graphics and is a fun movie to watch and the devil part is way out in left field but that's the point is't it."