1969 a bunch of hippies are partying out
and then are being eaten alive by
zombie's as an ancient curse has been
spilled all over the world and one of the
survivors named Sadie (Laurie Love) and
her boyfriend Tristan (Aaron
Ginn-forsberg) tries to get help near a
malt shop as the employee there named
Darrell Lee (Neal Trout) tries to help
them but also discovers that Tristan is a
werewolf which freaks Sadie out but finds
out that he is there to help her and
tells her about her history of her great,
great Grandmother named Lucy whom was
cursed to become a ravenous werewolf
herself by the devil's daughter centuries
ago and was shot by a silver bullet.
Since the ancient curse has arised Lucy
rises from the grave and wants to take
over the world by hunting for Sadie in
which both Sadie and Darrell drive away
and try to find safety but runs into a
filmmaker at a ghost town named Dave
(Randy Oppenheimer) and his crew in which
they try to trap themselves in one of the
houses for safety but after what Sadie
tells him with this curse going on makes
him more interested to filming all that's
Both Sadie and Darrell try to put a stop
to Lucy's evil deeds and save the world
from this curse but things become very
difficult for them when the gates of hell
are about to be unleashed which happens
during an eclipsed blood moon.
There's a shitload of slapstick used in this flick which seems to work okay. There's a good old fashioned beginning
with hippies hanging out and partying with
zombie's running in
attacking and eating people alive which
looked like a good beginning for the
There's good fast paced scene's with both character's Darrell Lee and Lucy defending themselves with weapons against
the zombies or werewolves
showing slapstick aggressive attitude
near a malt shop.
There's many good shots on the supporting character Tristan using
his rifle and blowing zombie's away along
with good close up shot exposing his
fangs even if you could tell that they
look a bit fake. There's also a good
moment with him telling Sadie about her family history as well as why
this is all happening. There's some interesting gothic
flashback sequences with Sadie's
great grandmother Lucy performing
sacrifices as well as shots on the devil doing his evil
deeds too in which the camera shots in this scene looked like an impressive old
fashioned exploited goth scene.
There's good shots on Sadie and Darell driving away arguing about stuff which
looked quite cheesily done.
There's some interesting shots on Lucy rising from the grave with her
hands first approaching out of the ground
and then doing the rest which looked very
There's good shots on a band
performing at a bar as well as other
bikers acting wild and
showing their fangs. Then there's many
good corny takes on Lucy
beating up on them.
There's a good moment with both Sadie and Darell talking to a movie maker
on what's happening as well as a camera
closing in on Darell when he
turns around and shoots some zombie's along with all of
them trying to get away.
There's a good comedic moment with a fellow named Phil after he gets
out of his car when blood sheds on his
shirt and getting upset about it towards
a zombie and then
trying to get away after he realises that
it's not an actor performing.
There's a good close up shot on Lucy disguising herself as Sadie
feeling herself and then talking dirty
towards Darell with him choked up
and excited which looked kooky as well as
good shots on him in the woods with her
and then getting under her spell with a
shot on him drawing quick pictures while
she gets sneering towards him.
There's a cheesy discussion between Darell and a bartender
at the bar with him pouring shots on
alcohol in his glass when he discusses a problem along with shots on Sanchez laughing and getting sarcastic. Then a
good shot on Darell turning
around and shooting him getting
aggressive in a comedic fashion which
tried hard to show some good comedic
timing but it was slightly rusty.
There's a good shot on both supporting character's Tess and Chuck back to back while they
try to fend off the zombie's with a camera zooming around
them when she confesses to him about her
sexual fantasies with him showing good
timing with the dark comedy and horror.
A nice brief discussion with Darell towards Sadie when he
tries to do his mission to save the world
which looked heroic in a corny fashion
but it seemed to work.
There's a good confrontation between Lucy and Tristan having
a final conforntation when the gates of
hell open up and him trying to stop her
from her evil deeds which was probably
the best scene ever in this film.
I'm a fan of
cheesy Grindhouse drive
in horror's but this one bit the dust
since the story didn't seem to do much
other than people running away and trying
to survive from zombie's, vampires and
werewolves all in one but we've seen this
before and was done in a better fashion.
I saved this from bombing due to a fair
direction and performance other than that
it would've been considered a golden
I mean I do understand that these types
will have alot of slapstick style as well
as the horror in it but you couldn't tell
if it was basically a comedy using horror
elements at first. It's a mix of both but
less serious than other of those types
like Shaun of the Dead
or Evil Dead 2 for
example. In fact, there's a chopped off
hand attacking someone which seems to be
a tribute to the scene's like that used
in Evil Dead 2. Except
that film was alot funnier.
There's also a real funny moment when a
jamaican is sucked into hell and he
decides to light a joint with raggae
music playing and him getting to the beat
which made me laugh so another pointer
for rating this a bat.
Bottom line is this tried to pay a
tribute to zombie's, vampire's and
werewolves bringing it all together and
making a spoof on it but it doesn't work
at all plus they intended to make the
film pieces look rough and shaky as well
as showing in the middle of the film
announcing some film clips are missing
and going to the next scene which can be
fun to watch if the flick had a better
plot to it. The story was very fast and
hard to understand so I'd skip this one
and try something else like another Grindhouse
flick in 2007 titled Planet
Terror in which that one had
alot more wit and style to it.
The acting was
incredibly corny but this is what to
expect from an exploited Grindhouse flick
and we get lots of it. Lead actress Laurie
Love (Sadie / Lucy) takes on two different roles in
the film playing the first one as a tough
girl with an attitude problem
showing great energy to this part and
really delivering her lines quickly like
the story without a lacking moment and also shows off a good arrogance. The
other part she plays is a great
grandmopther to this part as an evil type
of sorceress in which she is
corny by speaking evil and sneering as
well. Plus she knew how to act obnoxious
and aggressive with all the nasty deeds
she does along with acting believeably
powerful in a slapstick horror fashion
which isn't too bad at all. Also does a good job by acting demanding and vicious in a bar scene with good powerful blocking when she beats others up. She proved
her versatality alltogether.
Neal Trout (Darell Lee) as the one trying to save
the day by operating a malt parlour by
night was truly annoying which was the
intenstion as he knew how to have a hyped
of voice for the role but again you feel
like slapping him as he gets on your
nerves big time by watching him.
Randy Oppenheimer (Dave) bring some
characteristics as a nutty moviemaker
coming across as someone who is too
addicted to his work to care about the
problems with the zombie's happening and
was quite a ham with nhis performance in
the film. He deserves a pat on the back
for doing his best.
Jennifer Rio (Tess) knew how to act
stressed out as the filmmakers assistant
by getting very short and frusterated
with all that is happening. She seemed to
know her stuff to the role that she
portrays in this flick. She acted quite
kookie too and can do well with the
comedy elements used in this flick.
Aaron Ginn-forsberg (Tristan) shows a perfect
seriousness to his role in the flick as a
werewolf trying to save the world as well
from the evil's that are happening and I
must say that I found him to be the best
actor in this flick even if he wasn't in
every scene. He really came across as
very powerful in his performance.
Jose Rosette (Sanchez) came across well as a
vampire biker in the film showing great
tough expressions in the film and really
knowing on how to act rough and menacing
too. He looked perfect for the role as if
he was really like that.
Some bar dancers pull down
their top exposing their breasts.
A woman is barebreasted fornicating in
There's a barebreasted artwork of a woman
hung in a bar.
Many heads are blown off by
rifle's inclduing a bullet hole in one of
Zombie's are biting away on people which
looked very bloody.
A hands skin is melted to the skeleton
bone on a demonic woman.
Lots of blood splurting out after gun
A hand piece is attacking someone
There's some odd spanish
guitar playing with funky saxophone music
in many spots of the film. There's also
the odd banjo playing too. Plus we hear
some updated techno beats too.