Saturday, October 31, 2015

Phil's Halloween Horror Watch: ZOMBEAVERS (2014) from Freestyle Releasing-October 31, 2015

ZOMBEAVERS Blu-Ray  (2015)
Starring: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy, Rex Linn
Screenwriters: Al Kaplan, Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan
Cinematographer: Jonathan Hall
Director: Jordan Rubin
Production Company: Armory Films & BenderSpink
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Another horror/comedy I had the utmost pleasure of seeing was a movie that my lovely fiancée bought for me. How sweet of her was that? Now the more ridiculous sounding the title is, the more I want to watch it. Now it's a fact when you hear a title to a movie, that title alone will either make or brake the movie as well as wanting to see it or not. With a title like ZOMBEAVERS, you know you want to see it, right? Of course you do!

The film's official synopsis: A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

OK now I know what you're thinking. Zombie beavers?!? Really?!? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard!! Granted, yes you have a point. However the only flaw you have in your argument is that it shows that you're a closed minded individual who won't even bother with viewing this film, nor take a chance on it. That is a crying shame because this film was a laugh riot from beginning to end! Holy crap this film was so much fun to watch! 

Theatrical Movie Poster (2015)
You can't have a laugh-out-loud, gory filled horror/comedy with having a laugh-out-loud, gory filled script. And thanks to both Jon and Al Kaplan and Jordon Rubon, we have one blood drenched comedy that will make us scream with laughter and fright. By combining the right blend of outrageous raunchy comedy with over-the-top kills and deaths, these three individuals were able to craft a story that caters to those you who love their horror films served with a slice of comedy. The story is well executed (no pun intended) and filled with grotesque kills, hysterical scenarios, lovable victims (I mean characters) and zombie beavers. What more could you want in a story? Ok these's a little bit of romance for you ladies out there but still, it's all but the zombie beavers folks.

Director Jordan Rubin keeps the action, scares, laughter and blood flying at you with precise execution. When he set up a joke, you laugh when you're supposed to. When he goes in for the kill, we react with horror and glee. There are no weak points in the film. His style of directing compliments the scripts in perfect harmony. And that's how it should be. Too often I see a film where the story was great but the directing was sloppy and all over the place as well as the opposite. That doesn't happen with this film. The directing matches the tone of the script perfectly and that's something I'd like to see more of in the future.

The whole cast does an incredible job of making the absurd believable! Standouts and shout outs go to our three leading ladies Lexi Atkins, Rachel Melvin and Cortney Palm, who not only deliver the goods when it comes to breathing life into their characters, but doing it while being chased by zombie beavers while in their bikinis! That takes major acting talent to pull that off! Good job ladies!!

ZOMBEAVERS gets my vote for the most psychotic, sick, twisted, laugh riot, feel good, animal zombie, B-film of the year! Make no mistake about it! This is a maniacal persevere tour de force that must be seen to believe!! So look out Jason Vorhees! Beware Cropsy! Because you got some heavy competition out in your neck of the woods! 5 out of 5 stars!! Highly recommended!!

ZOMBEAVERS is currently available on both Blu-Ray and DVD. The movie is also available on Netflix. Check out the film's Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram account.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!

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