Nowadays you can’t go a few feet in a video store without seeing a zombie film. Sadly more often than not they end up being forgettable and unwatchable, but there are a select few that step outside the box and deliver something new on some level. The latest to tackle the flesh eating fun comes in the form of Eaters, but does it have the chops to bite into the genre and deliver something new or will it just fill another spot on the shelf?
Eaters follows three men in a world that has been devastated by an epidemic turning most of the world into zombies. Two of them set out on a journey to hunt down some new undead guinea-pigs for the other to experiment on looking for a cure. While on their journey they meet a wide variety of characters leading to a life or death journey that could change everything. The plot here is pretty simple and easy to follow, but for some reason they felt the need to throw so many things into it just became a jumbled mess. The performances were pretty bad, with some of them just down right annoying. While the film has some cool moments, it can’t seem to decide if it wants to be a dark comedy or a serious zombie flick, but either way it just never really comes together. The one aspect that it does have going for it is in the effects department. There are some really cool looking zombies and moments that are really cool to look at and work great, but are lost in the world of this mess of a film.
As zombie movies go you could do worse, but at the same time a whole lot better. Luckily this genre offers so much for every fan there is no shortage to get what you’re looking for, but if you’re looking for a great zombie movie, this might be one you want to pass on by.