Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

torsdag 10 maj 2018


Directed by: Caleb Emerson
Written by: Caleb Emerson, Haig Demarjian
Stars:  Tim Gerstmar, Geoff Mosher, Pippi Zornoza... read more

Country: USA
Style: Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1h 37min

Die You Zombie Bastard! a film based on director Caleb Emerson's previous short film 'Red Breakfast III' from 1998. If you struggle with multiple personalities you'll definitely love this movie for what it has to offer: a content of archaeological college girls who turns into zombie-slaves - A love story and a mishmash of other film genres that never quite manages to intertwine into something logical.

Red Toole (Tim Gerstmar) has found happiness with his wife and accomplice Violet (Pippi Zornoza). They are cannibalistic serial killers and probably would have lived happily today if not the evil Baron Nefarious (Geoff Mosher) was on the go. From his secret laboratory somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, the mad scientist decides to enslave the world, but first he will kidnap the woman in Reds dreams. Fortunately, Red initiates a career as a superhero and embarks on a long and arduous journey to find his sweetheart - and saves the world.

This is a parody and a homage to B-movies (such as Herschell Gordon Lewis 'Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat') and naked young women is an important part as well as sexual allusions of all kinds. The filmmakers have done their utmost to try to make the film so extremely silly as possible, which means a cavalcade of abnormally large penises, as absurd gore effects and large amounts of blood. The film has much more in common with older movies with the tern of zombies than we've to be associated with in nowadays zombie-movies. The result remains that the women are transformed into spineless slaves into a zombie masters, but here it's the hero and heroine who are the real meat-eaters!

What I like the most is the soundtrack which manages to match its atmosphere perfectly. The whole movie feels like a colorful comic-book with the help of the tunes to Psychobilly as well as Surf, Punk and Metal music performed by among others Phantom Creeps and Smokey Miles (as Count Smokula). But it also successfully manages to avoid attaching themselves in a category which makes it unique in its own way.

It's crazy and goes over the limit for what you can joke about and my suspicion is that not everyone will appreciate it. The actors plays their roles of conscious and the film's qualities and defects need not to be analyzed because it's a deliberately bad movie. Almost all roles are unabashedly outdated, as old as the completely absurd dialogue is poorly written. The special effects, like the props are made of such cheap production that even a certain craftsmanship still shines through the bloody surface.

If you overall success enjoy this movie, then you need to at least have a high tolerance of extreme stupidity. If so, then there shall not be any problems that fall under the influence of the film's bizarre charm. This is a particular kind of cheesy movie that offers characters such as 'Coconut Head Face-Man', which is a Jason-caricature killer with a coconut head face.

I don't recommend this film to any zombie-fanatics at all, you'd probably be disappointed. I recommend this movie to everyone of you who appreciates brain damaged low-budget entertainment without any restrictions: Meet cannibalistic serial killer-superheroes who eat their own enemies!

My rating: 3 out of 5


Produced by: Jarred Alterman, Robert Busher, Ken Cmar, Haig Demarjian, Caleb Emerson, Leland T. Hart, Anna Snyder
Cinematography by: Jarred Alterman
Editing by: Daniel Strange
Special Effects by: Jason Asselin, Warren Benett, Caleb Emerson
Music by: Christopher Beal, Paul Leary, Tony Milano, Smokey Miles, Ian Ross
Language: English
Color: Color

Distributor: Zombastic Productions Inc.


Owner of and writer for Twisted Minds. French Canadian weirdo, lives in the past, afraid of the future, but curious about what to come. Beginner in extreme horror and visual arthouse, and finds it exciting to discover the world down under. Growed in the 80's and discovered cheesy classics, among others John Carpenter, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Stuart Gordon. Live for electro, rock and metal music and have a long story full of concert memories. This is the first time he takes the interest in writing about what he is experiencing.