I am going to be honest. I have never been so excited to write a review after watching a film as I am to write this one! The film of choice this week is an independent horror/comedy/fantasy titled Invasion of the Undead.
This film was written and directed by Torey Haas and stars Marie Barker, Greg Garrison, and D. Dylan Schettina. I actually had the opportunity to meet this entire group at Days of the Dead Atlanta just a couple of months ago and let me say this, they are a fun bunch. Not only are they amazingly talented, but they are just good solid people, which is why I was so excited to view this film and write this review.
Invasion of the Undead is the story of a young girl, Allison Hillstead (Barker) that awakens to a call for a much needed job since she is an unemployed college grad. Before being able to go into her new place of employment, she happens to find a zombie, or what she thinks is a zombie of some sort, in her home. She calls a couple of freelance paranormal exterminators to come take care of her problem. Let’s just say that these exterminators were not exactly the most "professional" of guys, which makes this even more of a dilemma for Allison.
That is all the information you will get from me on the plot at this time, so if you want to know more, you need to check this film out. Now, onto my breakdown!!
This was a good film for what it is: low budget, independent, horror/comedy/fantasy. This is the kind of film you need to go into saying to yourself: "This is going to be fun" because that is exactly what it is...fun. For the budget in which this film was made, the cinematography was amazing as were the effects. The cast did a great job. Was the acting Oscar worthy? No, but I love how they interacted with one another, it was extremely entertaining. Overall, the entire cast and crew get an A+ in my book!
Have you ever wanted to support a friend in something whether it be a sport, singing, or something and you just prayed to yourself, "Please be good please be good" so you would not have to lie to them to make them feel better? Well, that was me before watching Invasion of the Undead. I truly love these guys…they are fun, supportive of the art, and like I mentioned earlier, just good people and I wanted so bad for this film to be good....and it was! It was actually much better and much more than I even expected. An absolute job well done on this film!!!
I cannot give Invasion of the Undead a 7, but I tell you what, I will give them 6.8 cleavers out of 10 and tell you guys that if you ever get the chance to check out this film, please do so. You will have a blast!!!