I feel like it has been awhile since I reviewed a movie, and as I sit here on Friday the 13th, I cannot wait to review the one I just watched yesterday.
The film this week is titled Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. It was written and directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and stars Jay Gallagher and Bianca Bradey. Tristan Roache-Turner also was a writer for this film alongside Kiah. The premise of the film is pretty much that the zombie apocalypse has begun and not only does Barry (played by Gallagher) have to rescue his sister Brooke (played by Bradey) from a group of sick and twisted soldiers and a very psychotic doctor, but of course he has to battle zombies along the way.
I will kick off this review by simply saying WOW!!! As most of our regular readers know, I am not a zombie fan....at all. I simply cannot name one "zombie film" that I claim to be a fan of. I am not knocking the genre at all, it just isn't my thing. In my opinion zombies and vampires are extremely played out and it is time for something new. HOWEVER, Wyrmwood was simply amazing. I usually try to save my overall assessment of a film to the very end of my review but I cannot. Not only did I like Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, but I would watch it again and again. This is by far, 100%, the best zombie film I have ever seen.
What makes it so great you ask? Well, first off, it is not your typical brain eating, slow walking, zombie movie. This shit is filled with action from the very get go til the bitter end. From the very start of the film, you realize that it is going to be an intense, gore filled ride, and I loved every second of it. Also, what I truly admired about the film is that the protagonists are not just battling zombies, there are side plots and other hurdles to avoid along the way. The acting was top notch, especially that of Bianca Bradey (she gets an A++++ for her efforts in my opinon). Not only did Bianca bust out a kick ass performance, but the rest of the cast did an amazing job as well. The special effects were good, the story was unique, and the whole film was just extremely well made.
I really do not know what more to say except for this. I hate zombie movies, I think the Walking Dead TV show is a steaming pile of shit, Night of the Living Dead is a snooze fest, and anything to me that is zombie related is just played out....but Wyrmwood is absolutely brilliant!!
I am about to shock the horror world (or at least our readers) by giving Wyrmwood my highest rating ever on this site.
I am handing Kiah Roache-Turner, Bianca Bradey, and the rest of the Wyrmwood cast, crew, and writers EIGHT out of TEN Cleavers.
Damn right!!! If you do not see this film, you are doing yourself a huge disservice.