Dead Actors Talking
This movie had a great concept. Unfortunately, the concept wascompletely slaughtered by the Asylum. Those of you familiar with myreviews know that I consider the production company known as the Asylumto be one of the worst things to happen to the horror film industry inten years. This one had a good concept to start with, but they wentnowhere with it.
The basic idea is a bunch of zombies trapped in a high security prison.I'm a sucker for a zombie movie. I just like them, I can't help myself.Even a bad zombie movie can be good sometimes, but this one was reallydifficult to watch. For one thing, it's got absolutely the worst,god-awful acting I've ever seen, especially by the lead actress. Heracting is reminiscent of cheap adult films.
In this movie, this Traci Lords wanna-be plays a CDC employee who'sinvestigating some kind of viral zombie plague like the virus in 28DAYS LATER. It's a solid starting point, and it coulda been a decentflick, but the acting is terrible and the sound is all screwed up. Thedialog is only in synch about 60% of the time. There's also some weirdkind of strobing effect in a lot of the shots, like what happens whenyou digitize on an Avid at a really low resolution.
DEAD MEN WALKING is, by far, the best movie to come out of the Asylum,but that's not saying a whole lot. Not bad for a night's rental ifyou're a rabid zombie fan like me, and as long as you don't go inexpecting too much.