troubled teen Julian Garrison (John
Keefe) keeps having bad dreams about his
parents dying in a car accident over and
Suddenly one of his friends Zeke
(Elvin Dandel) is injured from a
motorbike accident. He is rushed to a
hospital but suddenly he disappears and
some say that he's dead. But however
Julian and his gang of friends discover
that Zeke has been taken to a mega
corporation called Hybratech owned by his
Uncle Charles (Peter Coyote) who is a mad
scientist and has a dark secret on his
They go on a search there to try and
rescue him as he is trapped in a cell.
Not only that, Charles is reanimating the
dead by turning them into brain eating
zombies which is a deadly target for
Julian and his friends especially when he
finds out what has happened to his
There's a nice
beginning with close up shots on
supporting characters like Hector and Boris smoking
cigarettes while talking to Uncle Charles plus there's good shots at an
abandoned looking building as well as a
nice shot on a zombie
looking down on this ghoul yelling
brains which was good timing and then a
nice shot on Uncle Charles shooting his
gun at the zombie.
Perfect shots on the teens riding their dirtbikes with front and
back shots on them.
Good moments with Uncle Charles at his lab testing a cut off hand in a
lab in a glass unit and a jumping moment
with the hand trying to attack.
Nice discussions with Cody, Julian Garrison and Zeke Borden daring
each other to ride their motorbike over a
ramp which looked natural as teens peer
pressuring one another.
A good shot on Zeke riding
his bike up the ramp and then falling
down which looked suspenseful.
A nice shot looking up on him in a room chained up with him freaking
There's a good conversation on two homeless people on a corner
roasting a possum with their natural
discussions together. Plus there's a good shot on a
pipe blowing the contagious smoke out. A nice shot on one of the bums getting ready to eat the possum and then
it attacks which is a great jumping
moment as well as him running over to his friend who's turned sideways sleeping and
then he lunges out like a zombie towards
him which showed great timing.
There's nice shots on the army troops setting up weapons
and getting ready for battle with good
shots on their dirtbikes riding away in
the night and going to the building and
trying to find some clues. There's also
good separate shots with two of them walking towards them
screaming brains and nice shots on
them pulling out their guns and shooting
A good moment with Uncle Charles acting crazy towards the soldiers as well as
them walking in an alleyway with zombie's barred up and trying
to reach for them.
Cheesy shots on Jake, Julian and Cody duking it out
with the zombie's in which it seemed very
A good shot on Cody driving
in a vehicle next to Zeke in
the passenger seat with him acting like a
goofball and then a nice shot on him
staring at her trying to get to her brain
as he does well with his expressions that
he has already turned.
Many good shots on the young army troops
firing their guns at zombie's surrounding
We spot a good confrontation with Zeke towards Julian acting evil towards them
plus great action blocking on the two of
them duking it out.
Bottom line: To alot of people
this was a major bore and uninspired.
However, I didn't find this film too bad.
Sure it was on a thin budget and some
scenes borrowed a bit from the first one
and part 3 but oh well.
There's lots of fun touches with the
zombie's approaching and trying to attack
along with some of the odd jumping
moments too giving the film a nice horror
feel to it. There's the odd dark comedy
in the film but not like in the first two
The makers tried to make this one as
original as possible by having zombie's
attacking near a military zone but they
didn't go too far. There was some
elements that seemed similar to Terminator
like the parents now as zombie's that
have weapons built on them. However, this
isn't necessarily a bad thing as it made
the film look fun and exciting to watch.
None of the Return of the Living Dead
flicks were related to one another but
they did pay a tribute to one another
with the lines that were told and other
stuff like that.
There's some good effects with the
explosions on the zombie's as well as the
gun shooting too. There's a good duel
between someone who turned into a zombie
against his fellow dirtbike racer which
looked enjoyable too.
This may be a put down to the die hard
fans of the first movie but if you want
to accept this one for what it is it can
still be entertaining.
The acting was in
fine shape as lead actor John Keefe
(Julian Garrison) seemed to do well with his emotions in
the film and showing lots of descent
energy by trying to survive the zombie
attacks. He pulled off his
characteristics in a good fashion so he
deserves a bit of good credit to all of
what he had to do throughout the story.
However, lead actress Aimee Lynn
Chadwick (Becky) who played a geeky type of
teen, seemed a bit too average in her
part but however seemed to put a bit of
characteristics when she tries to save
herself from the zombies which looked
Jana Kramer (Katie Williams) as a security
watchperson says her lines very smoothly
and was fine one in the cast. She brings
on a nice charm and caring type of
attitude on the set as she reminds you of
those nice girls you'd always want to be
Peter Coyote (Uncle Charles) stole the film though
with his nutty performance as a mad
scientist gone wrong bringing the dead to
life with his toxic fumes. He acted very
outragoeus and knew how to act very evil
with his actions playing the perfect
horror character in the film.
Alexundru Geoana (Jake) was another
interesting character in the film as one
of the head dirt bike members who really
brought a good goofy aggression to the
set of the film. He could get work in
other teenage tpye films like this one.
Elvin Dandel (Zeke Borden) really showed a good
smart alecky and threatening type of
personality as the head dirt biker of the
group really acting like a twit as he
brings this type of character to life big
time as well as when he changes into a
zombie and really putting out his energy
making his part a perfect drawing card. He does well with his expressions that
he has already turned into a zombie by his actions.
A guy's forehead
is graphically bitten off with blood
splurting and then a zombie is shot in
the head very graphically as well.
There is a piece of a zombies arm as well
as three pieces of brains dropping into a
glass room where a zombie is trapped in.
Several bodies from security guards are
being ripped apart.
A zombie bites the back of a persons
Lots of gruesome looking zombies too.
Plus zombies head are being blown off
There's good metal clanging
sounds as well as low trombone playing
plus we have the nice smooth violing
playing too. There's some nice low gloomy
keyboard thumping which sounded
incredibly creepy too. All the music was
nicely composed by Robert Duncan.
Zombie: Send more security guards!
Shoot her man!
Julian Garrison: I can't shoot
her! She's my friend! I lost my virginity
Cody: Man, everyone knows your
first time sucks! Split her damn head