Portrait of a Zombie (2012)

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Portrait of a Zombie: Directed by Bing Bailey. With Patrick Murphy, Geraldine McAlinden, Rory Mullen, Paul O’Bryan. When son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss.

“I seen this at the opening of the Underground Cinema film festival last week – I believe it won and I am not surprised. Itu0026#39;s a mock documentary with a twisted sense of humor about a film crew from the US documenting the day to day life of a family in Dublin whose eldest son is a zombie. Its like Shaun of the Dead meets Spinal Tap only a whole lot grittier (is that a word?). u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSome of the scenes take the zombie theme to a whole new level – for me anyway. Although its an independent movie the characters are very well developed especially the father – when he speaks his heart to the camera – the mother (mothers believe in their children but not usually to this extent – you have to see this) u0026amp; the American in charge of the film crew – excellent. I also liked the Zombieu0026#39;s younger brother and how his issues were almost like that standard older brother/younger brother dynamic. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eVery creative u0026amp; enjoyable and I would guess a cert 15 if not 18… enjoy.”

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