- nice but short 3/25/2012 12:00:00 AM by alvinvega-327-299648
I love zombie horde films and Zomblies was an awesome surprise. What's best, the movie is free to watch on their official website. I honestly think it's better than some big-name blockbusters. Although Zomblies is not a blockbuster, the camera-work is great and special effects are good considering the low budget. There's certainly some work to do with the script, but I hope the director keeps producing this quality of film in the genre. Maybe his next film could be a little longer, as the movie runs only for 47 minutes. What I really liked is the speed of zombies. They're nothing like the zombies in many classic horror films, in which people can just walk to escape the horde. I mean, these zombies are fast as lightning! I know there's the fast vs slow zombie debate and some people may not like it. However, I think that fast zombies really bring about more action-feeling into the movie. At least it works well in Zomblies. Don't miss the scene after the closing credits.
- What a pleasant surprise! 8/27/2012 12:00:00 AM by tomrunelian
For Gods sake - somebody please throw some real money at these guys! The creators of "Zomblies" most definitely have the talent, the drive and the will, but seemingly no money. Cinematography, editing and sound are as you would expect from Hollywood professionals. Just imagine what Mr. Reynolds could've done and can do with a larger budget - with better sets, better props and better actors. Sam Raimi remade "The Evil Dead", George Miller remade "Mad Max" - David M. Reynolds more than deserves the opportunity to remake "Zomblies". Im my opinion this is greatness in the making. If I had a million euro I would invest in a sequel/remake without hesitation - but my current holdings wouldn't even cover the cost of sending an email. May this raw talent be showered with cash in the very, very near future.
- A Brilliant B Movie? 10/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by maxwatts-138-922317
I enjoy low-budget films but more often than not I fail to endure the whole effort. Whilst this film contains some of the common and sometimes entirely understandable failings associated with low-budget features it had me glued! The camera-work, directing and special effects are for me quite brilliant. Some of the chase and action sequences entertained as well as any Hollywood Blockbuster. I smiled a few times at moments inappropriate to the script simply in appreciation of the work. I also smiled at the sometimes weak script itself and this reminded me of the film's low budget. I suspect this could have been improved upon immensely by the same team with more resources.
There's references to other films to spot, humour in some of the gore, the Zombies are as well represented as any I have seen and we get two types as well!
The script and dialogue sometimes let this down. The camera-work and direction more than compensate. The original score was great, especially at the end. I sat through the credits, which I rarely do and was glad I did. I was surprised at how small a team produced this, it seems several people had multiple role's in the production.
I hope to see more of David M Reynold's work in anticipation of great things.
- Poor Direction and Editing Ruins It 10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM by artpf
When a private militia's rookie zombie hunters send out a distress call, it's up to the Rangers to cross The Wall and bring them back as well as uncover the truth about a terrifying new breed of zombie.
An interesting concept that is nearly ruined by incompetent directing and even worse editing. Are we sick of the shaky cam by now? I am. And to add insult to injury, the editor decided to use jumpy editing that makes you want to puke.
Some of the zombie sound effects are silly and the soundtrack is horrible. The director tried to make an episodic movie but the content doesn't warrant it so you are left rather bored about a quarter way in and the running time is just an hour!!!!
The acting is decent, but let's face it, there isn't much to do but scream and fight and shoot guns.
I am thoroughly convinced that the couple of reviews who said the director is one to look out for have something to so with the movie.
- My review 1/5/2014 12:00:00 AM by piu-low
Could have been a good movie with the story line.
C grade acting with some good special affects.
Some of them should have also researched on how a weapon is held and how a tactical unit patrol in formation.
The movie comes across as a few mates have got together wanting to film their own zombie movie, which always ends in failure.
I turned the movie off after 10 minutes.
In these 10 minutes I noticed when the elite unit came out of the water they were not wearing breathing apparatus so not sure what the point was having them rise up out of a stream when they would have entered into it and then only be under for a minute or so. They also came out of the stream wearing black pants and then later they changed to army camouflage pants.
If this isn't a group of mates, the casting team did a terrible job. I would hate to believe that this group of guys was an elite unit, because if so I think the zombies would easily overcome the UK within a week.