A Little Bit Zombie
Director: Casey Walker
Writer: Trevor Martin, Christopher Bond
Cast: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager, Emilie Ullerup, Stephen McHattie
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Steve (Kristopher Turner) is about to get married to Tina (Crystal Lowe). Unfortunately Tina and Steve’s sister Sarah (Kristen Hager) don’t get along at all – which Steve tries to remedy by taking them, including Sarah’s husband and Steve’s best friend Craig (Shawn Roberts) to the family cabin. But things go from bad to worse when Steve is bitten by a zombie mosquito and slowly starts craving brains and transforming in general.
A Little Bit Zombie has its moments, but mostly it has a rather shallow and cheap sense of humor. But worse than that, the direction was really, really bad. And I mean fucking abysmal.
The cast wasn’t that bad actually, but in the hands of Casey Walker that doesn’t really show. You can only sniff out their potential in a couple of scenes as the rest of the time they are trapped in scenes that might as well have been directed by an ambitious fourth-grader.
But when things get a little bit more complicated, it falls apart. And by complicated I mean things like having Stephen McHattie’s character – who is a complete dickhead – not be annoying as hell. The movie doesn’t manage that at all and so everytime he comes on screen, I wanted to leave.
Not that the other characters were that much nicer. In fact, they were all pretty unnerving. And it was also very clear that the film was made from men for men, with little thought for the women in it at all. Which means that it was pretty insulting to all of the female characters. Thanks for that, guys.
Despite all that shit, the movie managed to wrangle some amusement out of me. It was few and far between and doesn’t make watching the movie actually worth it, but hey, at least it was there. And it was a cool story idea. It just wasn’t enough.