Wednesday, May 1, 2013
THE NEIGHBOR ZOMBIE (2010)
I caught a free showing of this last night and I wasn't really expecting much since it's a new zombie movie, the trailer is kinda crappy and it has a pretty stupid title. Fortunately it's from Korea and supposedly Korea's very first zombie film and since I can't think of another one off the top of my head I'll go with that. The movie goes the anthology route and consists of six shorts stories which is a good idea since that doesn't leave a lot of time to get bored. The other cool thing about this is that each segment has a different tone so we go from bloody/comedy type stuff, to gore to action movie territory with some kung-fu fighting thrown in and you even get some more dramatic elements with a story of a lady who keeps her zombified mom chained-up in the spare room and another one about a couple of zombies in love. The movie was shot for about $18,000 so you don't get any epic battle scenes and the FX work is pretty minimal but the clear effort and enthusiasm you can see that went into this makes up for that, once again proving that if you want to see something new that's halfway decent all you have to do is look outside the U.S.