After inheriting the family mortuary, a pyrophobic mortician accidentally exposes hundreds of un-cremated bodies to toxic medical waste. As the corpses re-animate, the mortician’s inheritance-seeking younger brother unexpectantly shows up, stumbling upon a full zombie outbreak!
User Reviews: With a title like this what could probably go wrong? And with two horror icons as main lead what can go wrong? What a great title, Night Of The Living Dead surely will attract horror and zombie geeks. And face it, Re-animator also is a big teaser. This is great.
Sadly the title is the only thing that is great. The acting by Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster) and Jeffrey Combs (Re-animator) was for me okay but the script itself had nothing to offer. There are here and there a few killings that are nice to see like the bashing of a head but most of the effects are pure cheap CGI. Just see for example one zombie being hit with acid, how stupid that CGI effect was. But it is really the story itself, there’s too much of talking and there isn’t anything happening. The zombies itself did look great in the beginning and looked gory and nasty but once the horde comes alive in the cellar it’s as stupid as it good be. No effects or make-up. They did add some funny notes towards the geeks with referring to the Pittsburg outbreak in 1968 and the Romero zombies in the cellar.
On the other hand the scene were they are tripping do offers some necrophilia by Dyeanne (Robin Sydney) but again it is really a let down. I knew Robin from Wicked Lake (2008) and there she shows that she isn’t afraid to show some flesh but here it’s just a underwear girl sitting a top a zombie.
Jeff Broadstreet, the director, should have known better with already one NOTLD remake on his list, the 3D flop with Sid Haig. It is really weird with those two icons that they couldn’t save this terrible flick, even familiar faces like Sarah Lieving (Cristie Forest) and Robin Sydney couldn’t add anything towards this turkey.
Still, it will sell due the icons and due the title but be warned that when you see Jeff’s name on the list to leave it as it is. This is a perfect example how a title can sell a bad flick.
Gore 2/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5