Three singing nuns get turned into flesh-eating zombies after being bit by a zombie dog. Not knowing exactly what to do, they stumble upon Zomburbia, a place with a bunch of singing and dancing zombies.
If you read the description for Z: A Zombie Musical
and you said, “What the f*ck?” this may not be the movie for you. Yes, this is what the poster art calls an “All singing! All Dancing! All Zombies!” grade Z movie and it will be exactly what you would expect it to be. In some ways reminiscent of the so bad its hilarious Cannibal! The Musical
but not quite as clever and not as funny either. I will admit that the beginning of this film was pretty humorous yet it seemed to lose its entertainment factor very soon. It has moments that work well and the three nuns played by Hanna Hardin
, Hallie Martin
and Tiffany Janssen
all have fun and have nice voices. And for all the dudes, they are naked a number of times. Yes, this flick is loaded with nudity. There is the opening musical sequence where they are naked, that is until the zombie pug attacks, they then take off and put on there nun costumes. Then there is a naked pagan dance sequence in front of a bonfire, with some naked dude for the ladies and yes… more naked chicks. In fact, there is much more nudity than gore. And this is a zombie movie! Give me some blood, guts and intestines!
Being this is a musical, I noticed only a few songs were of any interest. Yes there were moments, but I’ve seen music in a zombie movie that I really dug and actually remembered; if you haven’t seen Dead and Breakfast
and Zach Selwyn
then you are seriously missing out on some funny stuff, the dude is incredibly talented. But I can’t really remember any of the songs here. They weren’t bad, the singing was credible but they were just dull. I also felt that many of the jokes fell flat because in the end this was a one note flick, I think it might have been better to have just seen a trailer. Because you’ve got three zombie nuns, a bunch of other zombies that love being zombies and one of the three nuns realizes she really doesn’t want to be a zombie and finds a way to have her zombieness reversed. Yes, that is the plot, what little there is of it and that sentence used the word zombie more times than it probably needed too, but damn if I don’t love that word. So put it this way, you want to see a so-so musical comedy with nudity, one which doesn’t take itself seriously, than this might be a worthwhile watch. So it’s up to you, “The power of Satan compels you!” and no I did not make that one up, it’s from the script.
Zombie pugs! Pagan rituals! Naked zombie nuns! And a bunch of lame jokes about zombies! If this sounds like fun times, dig in, but frankly with as much fun as it looked to be, Z: A Zombie Musical hits a sour note. It seems to meander without much of a meaning and is content to just string together a bunch of so-so funny scenes and call itself a movie. I would recommend Dead and Breakfast if you want a fun zombie comedy with music… what would you call that genre? Sing-song-zom-com! But if you are up for it… go ahead an release your inner zombie!