Thanks to comics, movies, and TV the zombie genre is as dominant as ever. Fans seemingly cannot get enough of the undead brain eaters no matter how good or bad the movie is. Sadly there are more bad ones that good ones coming along lately but with Zombie Hunter and the addition of the always awesome Danny Trejo it is already stumbling in the right direction, but does the rest of the film deliver or should it have never been resurrected.
Zombie Hunter follows a man with nothing but his beat up Camaro, guns, and booze trekking through a post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland. After crashing into a small group of survivors he decides to lend a hand but a surprise attack will test his skills to the test to save the group and himself, while trying to find redemption for his soul. First it needs to be said that despite Danny Trejo on the cover he is not the star of the movie, but the small amount of time he is there is awesome as always and he deserves the cover promotion. The film is a cross between the Walking Dead and the world of Mad Max with a bit of the humor of Zombieland thrown in for good measure. While it never fully embraces the comedy aspect it never takes itself too seriously either. The lead is a bit goofy despite trying to be a cool badass, but that is part of what makes this movie fun. The story is all over the place and tries to be complex, but manages to create a somewhat fun bloody train wreck that is worth checking out. There are some great gore moments, but sadly most of them are CGI which is just never as good as seeing actual blood splatter everywhere.
This is one of those films that is pretty silly overall but has a simplistic grindhouse charm to it because it doesn’t take itself seriously. It’s far from a perfect movie but is unique enough to be one that is sure to find its audience. If you are a fan of zombies or just want to see the badass Danny Trejo as an axe wielding priest then this is the movie for you.
Grab your copy when it hits shelves on October 8th.