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What do you get when you combine zombies, aliens, gratuitous nudity, crappy special effects, and a shoestring budget? In a nutshell, you get DEAD COUNTRY. In a way, it's a throwback to classics like NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. Unfortunately for the audience, when it comes to quality, it's closer to the likes of PLAN 9 than NOTLD.
If you look at DEAD COUNTRY as a movie a couple of high school buddies made on their crappy VHS camcorder, then you might be inclined to enjoy this more. You won't mind the goofy special effects which includes traveling space ships, CGI blood splurts and gun blasts, and the shoddy blood / gore effects (the main zombie mask was used on about 6 different zombies and there's a plastic severed arm that they sell at Kmart during the Halloween season). But if you look at it through the lens of a movie that was professionally done and out to entertain you... well, you'll likely be disappointed.
In fact, I can honestly say that in between all of the prolonged landscape shots, the goofy acting, the random (and pointless) cast of characters, the unlikable 'hero,' and the few attempts at getting a laugh, this movie was far from entertaining... it was painful to watch. That is, except for one thing: boobies. Lots and lots of boobies. If not bare-chested boobies, then boobies in lingerie, boobies in bathtubs (with dogs!), boobies running from zombies, and boobies taking impromptu bird-baths. If you judge a movie solely on the amount of bare-chested chicas, then this movie scores an A+. Even when not fully nude, practically every chick shows up in her underwear. Let it be known that DEAD COUNTRY also features one of the hottest clothed dry-hump sex scenes I've seen on film. So... take that for what it's worth.
DEAD COUNTRY is supposed to be "an exploitation, arthouse, horror, action, zombie-filled spoof set in rural Victoria. It is the FIRST authentic, humor filled "video nasty" of the new millennium.." but I didn't find it to be that as much--I thought of it more as a low budget zombie flick with bad effects and lots of boobs... and maybe that's what they were going for after all.
Audio: Mono. Some moments when dialog was too quiet to hear, but for the most part, the sound was decent.
Behind the Scenes: Speaking of the MySpace page, this features 3 behind the scene short documentaries that you can find on the film's MySpace page. Boring, but at least they're short!
Trailers: We get trailers featuring other low budget flicks with lots of gore and nudity including BACHELOR PARTY IN THE BUNGALOW OF THE DAMNED, WATCH ME, and DEAD COUNTRY.