Saturday, July 19, 2014
Film #33: Zombie 4: After Death (1987)
Plot - Alright for a Fragasso film. A group of scientists piss off a voodoo priest, who opens the gates of hell to unleash a band of ninja zombies on the world. It's no Troll 2, but it's better than Monster Dog.
Form - Ridiculous. The same shot of twenty zombies standing around outside is used over and over and over and over again. Charming.
F/X - Half the special effects budget is wasted in the first five minutes, but there's enough gory treats to keep the viewer interested. The ending is grotesque in the cheapest way possible, but who ever said that was bad.
Acting - Some stellar performances, especially when the main actors make the zombie change.
Mise en scene - Ridiculous. The neon green lights in various scenes and glued-to-the-table candle set-ups are pure Fragasso.
Quotables - No.
Cool stuff - Everything's awesome except the dull dialogue.