One of the great things about being signed off sick for a whole fortnight is that you get to catch up on all the DVDs that you’ve bought but somehow never found the time to watch. Me being me, any DVD catch up will involve zombies; of course it will. Here’s what I’ve been watching…
It’s not often that I find a film that makes me laugh out loud while I’m shrinking away in fear. ‘Dead Snow’ is one of those films. A group of teenage medical students go on holiday in the mountains and get picked off by Nazi zombies; you may think you’ve seen it all before but ‘Dead Snow’ is different.
Like I said, this is one of those few films that makes you laugh whilst cowering in fear at the same time. The bit where they try and call the emergency services made me laugh out loud as did the bit right at the end where the two survivors realise that things are even worse than they thought. There are some genuinely scary moments as well which all made worse by the bleak winter surroundings. I’d heard ‘Dead Snow’ was worth watching, no-one ever told me just how good it was though!
Sometimes a title just jumps out at you and says, “Buy me, I’m great!” It’s only when you get to the end of the film that you realise why the DVD only cost £3 and why it was nestled firmly in the depths of the bargain bin. The best thing about ‘Zombie Strippers’ is the title. Okay, the scene with the ping pong balls made me laugh as well :o) A stripper becomes a zombie and infects other strippers who want to cater to a clientele that finds itself into dead women stripping. Er… that’s it really. Nothing that makes you jump in fright here, ‘Zombie Strippers’ is a film that’s playing for laughs but finds itself in the position of being just that little too silly to be properly silly.
It’s a shame really as the title looked like it could be a lot of fun. I never thought I’d find a boring zombie film but ‘Zombie Strippers’ proved me wrong…