The worst zombie movie I’ve ever seen has got to be Zombie Night, and that’s really saying something. I mean, I have a totally different set of standards as to what is acceptable when it comes to zombie movies versus “regular” movies. It never even came close to watchable and the 93 minute run time was easily the longest hour and a half of my life. Seriously, I have had dental surgery that was more fun.
This is a movie that epitomizes fail in every possible way. The acting would make a bad high-school play look fucking awesome. The effects and makeup were just terrible. Stunt work? When a zombie “attacked” it basically touched its victim who then immediately fell down. Even the sound design was laughable — for the wet chewing/smacking noises of a zombie feast, they appear to have recorded something splashing around in a tub, for example.Â As far as I could tell, there was no script whatsoever and the direction matched the level of the writing (i.e. it was nonexistent). Production values? None — it appears to have been shot on location in a semi-abandoned office park and there is clearly visible traffic in the background of one scene, despite the supposed apocalypse. Plot? I guess there was one — something about World War III, and chemical weapons as a causative agent for zombies. There are some people and they find some other people and then there’s the bad guy that keeps screwing everything up and then rejoining the group…
It was just a big, hot mess that made no sense at all. Shoddily imagined, horribly executed and all-around painful to experience.Â Do not misunderstand — this is not a so-bad-it’s-good type movie. This genuinely stunk, bad. I had to go all MST3k on it to make it to the end. That was kind of fun, admittedly, but there are better movies even for that purpose.
The best part is there are not one, but two sequels to this. The mind boggles.