Bong of the Dead is a 2011 Canadian horror comedy film directed by Thomas Robert Lee and starring Adam Brooks, Cory Bowles, and Jason Crowe. The film follows a group of friends who must use a bong to kill zombies during a zombie apocalypse.
The film was released on DVD on April 24, 2012, and received positive reviews from critics. The film was praised for its humor and gore, and was nominated for Best Horror Comedy at the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards.
It’s safe to say that Bong of the Dead is far from being a serious horror movie. However, it does have a serious amount of gore. It’s really over the top in the gore department and quite frankly i loved it. The costume and general gore FX are superb. There’s one particular scene which had me wondering if my eyes were playing tricks on me where a SPOILER! pregnant zombie mother drops her zombie baby and the zombie immediately behind her decides to chow down on the newborn with the placenta still attached. Needless to say it’s all rules are off with this flick.
The movie’s two main characters Tommy and Edwin are dopey stoners. You’ll likely know the type i’m talking about: care free don’t give a toss about anything except where their next fix is coming from. They’re an easy going troupe but they meet their match in Leah, a beautiful but tough survivor who doesn’t take well to their laid back style. The movie’s general acting standard is decent if nothing awesome.
With this being a zombie comedy it’s important to not take this flick too seriously and that goes for zombie purists as well. This flick has talking zombies. Talking zombies FFS LOL! It’s all very tongue in cheek though and it’s just as well.
Bong of the Dead is by no means slow, the movie’s pacing is pretty much spot on and there’s very few parts that get close to boring.
I think I’m gonna recommend this one, it has some excellent gore (maybe too heavy for some) and is generally a great laugh. definitely a good one to catch with your buddies and some beer! THERE WILL BE BUD!
Bong of the Dead is available in the UK through Left Films on the 15th of April 2012.
Bong of the Dead is a hilarious and gory zombie comedy that is sure to please fans of the genre. The film’s clever use of a bong as a weapon is both original and effective, and the cast delivers strong performances. The film is also well-paced and features some truly memorable moments. If you’re a fan of zombie movies, then you need to check out Bong of the Dead.
In the town of Toronto, a group of friends are spending their days smoking weed and playing video games. However, when a mysterious alien bong crashes into their apartment, they find themselves being pulled into a intergalactic battle for the fate of the universe. With the help of the bong, they must use their knowledge of weed culture to defeat the aliens and save the world.
Director: Thomas Newman
Writers: Thomas Newman
Actors: Simone Bailly, Barry Nerling, Vince Laxton, Cher Staite
Release Year: 2011