As I’ve mentioned before I’m tired of zombies. Tired of new zombie flicks, tired of zombie novels, tired of zombies period. I LOVE zombies but right now there’s just too much out there to get me excited. Candy is great too until you’ve had too much. You still like candy though right? You just don’t want any right now. But seriously, how in the hell did Redneck Zombies fly under my radar for so long? I’ve had it in my netflix queue for ages but why didn’t anyone tell me that its so awesome? It’s criminal.
Redneck Zombies is about a bunch of rednecks that get turned into zombies by drinking moonshine made out of toxic waste and proceed to eat a band of campers near by. Yup. That’s it.
Redneck Zombies is touted as the first feature length film ever shot on video. I doubt that but I would agree that it was probably the first bought and distributed decently, by Troma naturally. How many times have you rented a flick with a crazy title hoping for b-movie gold but got b-movie garbage? I’m looking at you Knightriders. Redneck Zombies actually delivers. Sure the first 20 minutes or so is total garbage with horrible acting, slow pacing, and below average shooting but see, that crap is just to weed out the non-believers. Those viewers without the patience enough to crawl through a mile of shit to find out if there’s gold on the other side. Well this gem finder was willing to make the dreary trek and found just what I came for. GORE! Splatter fans rejoice, a gore flick that actually has a lot of gore! Scalp peeling, neck biting, decapitations, gut munching, eye gouging, eviceration, it’s all here in red splashes! The zombies are very modest in their makeup but the grue delivers. Big hunks of what must be real meat are thrown in reckless abandon. It even includes a drug enduced hallutionated autopsy and an awkward zombie rape scene that rather then be repugnant and disturbing, is just silly. Quotable lines and memorable gore, I’ve found heaven.
Horrible acting? Check. Bad music? Check. Terrible but funny dialogue? Check. Simple yet stupid plot? Check. Buckets of satisfying gore? Double check. I was beginning to think I had overturned every rock and found every gore filled fright flick from the last 3 decades but it looks like my search must begin again in earnest. Thank you Redneck Zombies for making me believe again. You have filled my heart with hope and my stomach full of nausea.
Review by Uncouth