Combustible Celluloid
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With: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Dave Sheridan, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Taylor Ali, Danielle Garcia, Mason Dakota Galyon, Jacqui Holland
Written by: Tim Ogletree
Directed by: Scott Dow
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use
Running Time: 88
Date: 03/20/2015

The Walking Deceased (2015)

1/2 Star (out of 4)


By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Spoofing The Walking Dead, Warm Bodies, and (sort of) Zombieland, The Walking Deceased is about as witless as they come. First off, it doesn't exactly parody or spoof anything, but rather copies notable moments from other zombie films and TV shows and throws in some bad jokes. It fails to generate even one laugh, and it never once questions the popularity of zombies in today's culture.

Sheriff Lincoln (Dave Sheridan) wakes up from a coma to discover that the zombie apocalypse has come. He finds his son working at a zombie strip club, meets up with several other survivors, and they all take refuge in a shopping mall. Brooklyn (Sophia Taylor Ali) meets a zombie called Romeo (Troy Ogletree) whom she's attracted to and who has certain human qualities. Eventually, the group decides to head for a place called Safe Haven. There, they find an old couple who appear to be slightly sinister, and their pretty daughter, Isaac (Jacqui Holland), who is keeping secrets of her own. Will the humans survive the marauding zombies? Plus, who is the Mysterious Wanderer everyone is talking about?

Then, the jokes are absolute bottom-of-the-barrel, mainly consisting of juvenile, locker-room one-liners based on fears of homosexuality, heterosexuality, and women. Jokes about a boy running a strip club are perhaps the lowest. Female characters are consistently mocked or objectified, and the male characters are ugly, selfish, and stupid. On a technical level, the movie looks horrible, with rushed editing and short-attention-span camerawork that looks as if it can't wait to sneak away from this rotten movie and film something worthwhile.

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