Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Attack of the Southern Fried Zombie (2017)

Streaming Service: Paramount +
Movie Name/Year: Attack of the Southern Fried Zombie (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Length: 1h 23min
Rating: TV-MA
Production/Distribution: FilmQuake, Movie Magic and Entertainment, Dimension Pictures, Gravitas Ventures
Director: Mark Newton
Writer: Christian Hokenson, Mark Newton, Stephan Stromer, Daniel Wood
Actors: Timothy Haug, Wyntergrace Williams, Escalante Lundy, Susan McPhail, Megan Few, Kaitlin Mesh, Moses J. Moseley, Clay Acker, Michael Joiner, Bruce Penton, Johnny McPhail, Michael Emery, Scotty Whitehurst, Miles Doleac, Kiyomi Fukazawa
Blurb from IMDb: Lonnie, a crop duster pilot, must lead a mismatched group of survivors to escape the deadly zombie horde after an experimental chemical, intended to control the invasive kudzu vine, transforms the citizens of Charleston, MS into zombies.

Selina’s Point of View:
Good bad movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. Give me a low budget flick with some ketchup-style blood and a campily amusing script and I’m a happy camper. The thing is, there needs to be something about it that makes it watchable. The comedy must be on point, or the action, or… something else. It needs a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.
If you’re a bad movie connoisseur, then you know what I mean.
Some films just don’t have it. The ‘bad’ about them is all there is. Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies is just that.
Save for a single line that made me cackle, it was painful to sit through.

I WANTED to like it, though.
The first time I saw a film utilizing plants as the catalyst for a zombie outbreak, not just spores, was with Brain Freeze (2021). I absolutely adored that film. Like Attack of the Southern Friend Zombies it had a low budget, but it focused heavily on a unique and interesting story. It had that special something it needed to rise above. I hoped this film would do the same.
After an interesting first transformation, it was all down-hill. Everything was paint-by-numbers and just awful.
I wish I had something better to say. If you’re looking for a zombie movie with this kind of backwoods feel, check out Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012) instead.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 4.1/10
Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating 1/5
P.S. There are 2 mid-credit scenes.
Movie Trailer:

No comments:

Post a Comment