17 December 2014

ZOMBEAVERS

ZOMBEAVERS

German Title:
Zombiber

USA, 2014
Director: Jordan Rubin

8/10








Director Jordan Rubin said "This may very well be the most important film you will ever see about zombie beavers." I go one step further and call it the best zombie-beaver movie possible :) Several people told me that it sucks, even the boss of the /Slash Filmfestival advised me not to see it - but you know what? Not only did I check it out, I even loved the shit out of it. Yes, it's stupid, yes, it's ridiculous, but all in all, "Zombeavers" is one of this year's most entertaining creature features.


The basic set-up is well-trodden and not exactly original: 3 hot girls, 2 cool boys, a cabin in the woods and a horde of dangerous animals that are contaminated with toxic waste, in this case Beavers - and that's where the fun begins! Contrary to most other killer animal flicks of the last years (Asylum, SyFy etc.), "Zombeavers" focuses on good old practical puppet effects and makes rather sparse use of cheap CGI, which leads to loads of hilarious-looking beaver puppets and non-computer generated blood & gore effects, like severed extremities, dogs and humans eaten by beavers, death by axe or baseball bat etc.

But that's not all! Regarding the fact what kind of a movie this is, it's surprisingly well-directed, well-written and fabulously paced. Lots of fun and action, tension and badassness, no boredom whatsoever. There's numerous references to genre classics like "The Thing", "Jaws" or "Halloween", lots of obvious beaver-jokes, lots of tongue-in-cheek humor regarding typical horror clich├ęs (no cellphone reception, bitten through landlines...) and, best of all, [SPOILER] there's not just Zombie Beavers, there's also... um, Beaver Zombies = people bitten by a Beaver get infected and transform into beaver/human-hybrids! Did I forget to mention the zom-bear and the zom-bees? Pure fucking awesomeness!


Surprisingly, the acting is solid too and all of the actors seemed to have a great time shooting this piece of high quality rubbish, especially Cortney Palm (whose boobs are god-like!), Rachel Melvin ("Boo!"), Rex Linn ("Django Unchained") and Peter Gilroy ("Breaking Wind"). Music and camera work are neat, the outtake-end-credits are simply wonderful and the Frank-Sinatra-like main theme is just genius. Can't get enough of that Zombeaver-stuff! Sequel puh-lease!

7 comments:

  1. You've sold me. Like you I was advised against it and by people who share my love of trash. I trust you though

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    1. Turn off your brain, grab some beer & popcorn and enjoy. Boobs, blood and beavers = awesomeness :D

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  2. I'm just curious enough now to want to see it.

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  3. I got a copy and popped this in a few days ago, fully expecting to turn it off in boredom, but I really enjoyed it! The beaver/human hybrids were fantastically silly and wonderful.

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    1. Fully agree with you. A ridiculously awesome flick. Loved the hell out of all the hybrid scenes!

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