One of the tough things about reviewing zombie movies is finding them to review, so many of them are only out there on VHS or have only been released in a distant country.
Every now and then, out of no where places like Netflix throw up a movie, so I jump on it and watch it instantly.
Aaah! Zombies!! is a low-budget independent zomedy which attempts to put a new spin on things by showing us things from the zombie’s perspective. A little like Colin but a lot more tongue in cheek. Things start off in pretty much the way 50% of zombie movies do with a top secret military base making a chemical which turns people into zombies. They then accidentally spill a couple of barrels of it in a city like Los Angeles, the toxic waste makes it’s way into an ice cream machine in a bowling alley which turns four everyday kids into zombies. This is where the twist kicks in, after convulsing around on the floor for a bit they get back up and just feel a little sick, to them their world is the same, but when we see the story from the other characters point of view they are looking and acting like zombies. This is done with the clever use of colour versus black and white along with speeding up footage.
For a low budget movie I found Aaah! Zombies!! to be very well written and acted. Another clever twist is that the four main heroes meet a fifth character who is ex-human, ex-solder. He believes the reason why they can’t die is because they have become super-soldiers and that all the uninfected people are the infected ones.
Even for a zombie comedy movie there is a lack of gore, most of the killing happens off screen and what we do see reflects the budget of the movie. This certainly is no Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland, but is still entertaining enough for me to recommend and give a 3.5 out of 5.
Best Line: “We’re Zombies? I don’t feel like a Zombie!”
“Yeah well stupid people don’t feel stupid, but they are”
Best Weapon: Bowling ball
First Bite – 1 min 0 secs
Zombie Bite Count – 3+
First Zombie Kill – 26 min 06 secs
Zombie Kill Count – 6 +