Movie: Zombie Hunter
By: Maniac E
Date: March 4, 2014
Trejo is a figure for b-movies and action related stuff. And this time he strikes back with a zombie movie: Zombie Hunter. Will this zombie movie rise above the rest or will it fall for all cliches and become just another causality in the zombie movie hype? Let's find out.
Zombie Hunter is set in a post-apocalyptic Zombie wasteland caused by the mysterious street drug "Natas". We follow one man who has nothing left other than a beat up Camaro and a trunk full of guns and booze. He runs down Flesh Eaters, hunting for sport and redemption, while also running from his past. After crashing into a small group of survivors, who are running low on resources, he decides to lend a hand. But a surprise attack by the Flesh Eaters forces them on the run and puts the Hunter's skills to the test.
To sum it up quickly this movie is low budget and it shows in most ways especially the makeup department was way below par. This for a decent actor as Trejo you would expect they would do some more work into making this look good. Don't expect any surprises in this flick it comes down to just killing zombies and Trejo. Each and every weapon will be passed throughout the movie, knives, shotguns, bombs, chainsaws, axes you name it and it will be used.
But the visual style of the movie does give you the feeling they wanted to do something with the movie. The CGI monsters look ok but it is like they walked straight of the set of Resident Evil. I must say Kevin King has a good future ahead of him. This is first production and it at least gives him a stepping stone to do more and better projects. His efforts rub off on the project and it shows how he can work with his love for grindhouse and horror.
All in all it is a movie you only will be watching once. King did a good job with his first project but bad scripting and makeup effects are just really killing it. There are moments you can smile at the gore and blood that is been thrown around throughout the picture but it is just not enough to carry this movie above average. Let's hope King's next project shall have a bigger impact.
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