Bloodlust Zombies is a 2011 American horror comedy film directed by Jonathan M. Levine and starring Cory Hardrict, Tania Raymonde, and David Koechner. The film follows a group of friends who are turned into zombies and must feast on human flesh to survive.
The film was met with mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising the gore and humor, while others felt that the film was too derivative of other zombie films. However, the film has since developed a cult following among fans of the zombie genre.
Bloodlust Zombies is a fun and gory romp that is sure to please fans of the zombie genre. The film’s humor and gore are well balanced, and the cast delivers strong performances. However, the film is heavily derivative of other zombie films, and it is unlikely to win over any new converts to the genre.
Bloodlust Zombies revolves around a military contractor which is in the process of developing a biological weapon that can turn America’s enemies into mindless zombies. Inadvertently a couple of lab assistants unleash the virus upon the workers in the building. With the place shut down tight and no help from the outside, it’s up to a group of pencil pushers and rent-a-cop security guards to find a way to escape or take down all the zombies.
What we’ve got here is an indie movie that has clearly placed itself in the ‘fun horror’ genre. Bloodlust Zombies is far from a serious horror, it’s loaded with jocularity from beginning to end. Most of the action takes place in a sort of residential office block type of building and whilst it doesn’t make for the most engrossing atmosphere i’ve seen in a movie, it is sufficient.
The acting standard of the flick isn’t of the highest calibre either, though the actors look the part and much of the movies goofiness is performed out well. It may also be worth noting that Bloodlust Zombies is not shy on the nudity scale either, plenty of nude girls doing their thing in this movie, which is always a good thing in our book.
Being an indie flick the production level is what you’d expect it to be, there ain’t many special effects and nor is the makeup that awesome either. Though there is plenty of blood flying around and the general gore level is decent.
Thankfully the movie doesn’t take too long to get rolling and the death count starts to stack up quite early. The storyline (of what there is) is dead simple, there’s really no complex characters or twists to be found at all.
I would’nt say Bloodlust Zombies is a scary movie, it’s not geared to be really, it’s goofy nonsense, the kind of movie you watch with your friends whilst cracking open cans of beer. In that regard it is quality and falls into the ‘so bad it’s good’ category easily.
To summarise, if your looking for a fun indie movie that delivers plenty of gore, chicks and laughs then i think you’ve just found what your looking for.
A group of young friends – Nick, his girlfriend Beth, her best friend Audrey, and their friend Jeremy – are on a camping trip in the woods when they are attacked by a group of zombies. They manage to kill the zombies, but not before Jeremy is bitten. They realize that the only way to save him is to find a cure for the zombie virus, so they set out to find the source of the infection.
After a long journey, they find themselves in a remote research facility where they meet Dr. Wright, the scientist who created the virus. He tells them that the only way to cure Jeremy is to find the vaccine, which is in the hands of the military. The group sets out again, this time to the military base where the vaccine is being held.
After a fierce battle with the zombies, they finally reach the vaccine and administer it to Jeremy. He is cured and the group is able to return home. Bloodlust Zombies is a thrilling horror film that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
Director: Dan Lantz
Writer: Dan Lantz
Actors: Alexis Texas, Janis Marie, Sarah Dewey, Adam Danoff
Release Year: 2011