A Little Bit Zombie
2012, Cave Painting Pictures
I’m always up for a horror-comedy featuring zombies. More-so than any other sub-genre of horror movies, zombie movies lend themselves to the over-the-top ridiculousness that plays well in a comedic fashion. A Little Bit Zombie is no exception. While the movie’s humor isn’t as subtle or as sharp as Shaun of the Dead, nor does it feature that movie’s budget, it doesn’t have to be.
A Little Bit Zombie is really more of a slapstick comedy that just happens to revolve around one of the leads becoming a zombie. It’s basically the plot of a sitcom — a guy becomes zombie and craves brains, so his best friend, sister, & fiancee set out to procure said brains while keeping to keep the fact that he’s a zombie hush-hush so that he can get married. Oh, and there’s also two zombie hunters in the area who catch wind of what’s going on.
I enjoyed the parts of the film involving the zombie hunters. Emilie Ullerup is just gorgeous and a feast for the eyes while Georga Buza was great as the old “I’ve seen it all” zombie hunting curmudgeon. I also have to point out that Kristopher Turner as Steve (he becomes the zombie) and Shawn Roberts as his best friend play their parts extremely well. Turner has a very likable and humorous every man quality to him. His facial expressions were great and I would love to see him featured in more movies. Roberts was funny and charming in his role. I initially thought he was going to be the annoying Sean William Scott type character, but he was played a bit smarter and compassionate than that.
The gore is minimum. There’s some blood splattering here and there, but it’s done in a comedic fashion. The never never tries to look realistic or go for true gore and I think that’s fine. The movie is a good compromise for people who like zombies and people who maybe don’t care for horror movies at all.
A Little Bit Zombie is definitely worth checking out for fans of horror-comedies.