This tongue-in-cheek MTV parody follows along with the LAPD's Undead Task Force as they patrol the San Fernando Valley engaging with vampires, werewolves, and other monsters. With a look behind the scenes we follow along as these brave officers try to keep the streets of Southern California safe.
Texas Battle (Johnson), Bryce Johnson (Billy), Tania Raymonde (Rinaldi), Charlie Sanders (Stubeck), Bryan Callen (Capt. Dashell), Caity Lotz (Kirsten Landry), Toby Meuli (Jamie).
Zombies and Vampires have invaded the San Fernando Valley in California, resulting in the creation of an Undead Task Force of cops dedicated to keeping the streets safe. This series is an amusing mix of COPS meets Zombieland meets Reno 911 with plenty of laughs along with a disturbing picture of what life with supernatural creatures might be like.
Acting wasn't half bad in this series. Battle does well moving between serious and funny. Johnson is just ridiculous all the time. Callen is absolutely hysterical in his role and presents well. Lotz was a fun addition and quite enjoyable to watch, as was Raymonde.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were well done with good variety throughout. Effects, particularly creature makeup and costuming, was well done. Dialogue was campy with moments of drama and seriousness. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
Overall Death Valley is a silly look at the supernatural overlapping everyday life that was surprisingly entertaining. Diehard zombie fans that enjoy a bit of zombie humor from time to time will likely enjoy this the most while others will see it as infantile.
With some fairly graphic violence, this should be fine for older teens and above.
Death Valley is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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