Sunday, April 29, 2012

Boy Eats Girl (2005)

Director: Stephen Bradley
Writer: Derek Landy
Synopsis: A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.

A typical teen "boy meets girl", "boy loses girl" "boy gets girl back" movie with a nice mix of zombie fun thrown in. I enjoyed this one a lot. Along with "Night of the Living Dorks," teen angst & zombies seem to go along pretty good.

ACTORS: The actors could act. Other than a few of the actors who little a little long in the tooth to be playing high school kids, everything was fine.

PRODUCTION: The plot was good, and didn't stray hardly at all with sub-plots involving secondary characters, unless it tied into the main storyline. Grace is working at a catholic church, cleaning and rehabbing much of the insides and catacombs in the basement levels. She finds the book by accident, and then later when she needs it, she sneaks it out of the church. The blood and gore was plentiful. People are getting killed & eaten left and right on screen for all your gratuitous pleasure. During the blood drenched finale, a character ends up driving what I will call a "tree / wood chipper on wheels" and to fight off the attacking zombie mob, she drives right into it. Many a leg and arm are sent flying as the zombies are pretty much "chewed up and spit out."

ZOMBIES:  The zombies in this flick are "Snyder Runners." They don't stalk or shamble, they just run to attack their next victim.

THE CAUSE: It was nice to see a zombie infestation resulting from a voodoo incident, instead of from outer space or some chemical or viral infection.


FINAL: Overall, this was a good fun flick. Nothing really new, other than the snake bite, is brought to the genre. This movie was described as "Shaun of the Dead" meets "American Pie." I think that is a pretty good description of this flick. There was hardly anything to really complain about other than the shortness of the movie (77 minutes), and I would recommend this movie for all to see.

RATING: 4 out of 5

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