Zombie Doomsday Review
Zombie Doomsday (2011) is a 1h 35-min American horror movie that was released on Syfy. Director and co-writer Tom Townsend (The Dark Knight (2008), Ghosts That Hunt Back (2011), Prescription for Failure (2011), The Suicide Note (2011)) gave us a fantastic piece of work but unfortunately it could have been better with a little more effort. I know Zombie Doomsday was put together rather quickly, but I was not thrilled with the shaky POV in this film although it was not much. I think one day was just not enough time to shoot this movie in one location and improv was not the best idea. With that said, the film managed to do way better than a lot of zombie movies with high-end budget and time on their side.
I am a huge fan of zombie movies and even a bigger sucker for zombie movies if it contains romance with action. I have no doubt that the film crew was not talented because you can see glimpses of their talents throughout this movie but they did not put their best foot forward when it came to shooting the film. The camera work was practical, production was good, and the movie overall was good considering the low budget and what it was able to output without many resources.
Zombie Doomsday was set in a restaurant where we see a group of people barricading themselves from the zombie outbreak/plague. Chad Worthington (Ron Bush - Bloodline (2016), St. Vincent (2014), Too Close to Home (2016), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2010)) was a movie star and is now an obnoxious reality contestant shooting a reality show pilot. Chad is assigned to visit his hometown and to show viewers where his life started. Chad took his girlfriend to his first job which was at a sports bar. Chad did not get the welcoming experience he expected as he got beaten by a biker amongst other things in the bar but that is not the worst of it. Someone decided to rob the bar and held everyone up at gunpoint in the bar. The robber then instructs everyone to enter a freezer, but an earthquake occurs while they wait for help, and the dead is now awakened. Everyone in the bar tries to come up with plans on how to survive while there is zombie carnage outside.
Zombie Doomsday did what zombie horror movies could not do with a budget of a $100 million or more, and that is giving us a great film. I wish most of the characters had names or at least used their real first name which would have added extra room for us to care for the characters. Do not get me wrong; I did sympathize and care for the characters, but names to the characters would have added extra benefits. As for the actors, a script would have been nice, but I think the actors pulled off a decent job overall improvising as the movie progresses. There is not much gore/blood to be seen, but it is not needed and would not be missed. The audio was poor and so was other areas of the movie but I gave the film a five for doing an exceptionally well job on a movie was last minute, shot in one day and did not have a sound script.
About Zombie Doomsday (2011)
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Writers: Nick Bailey, Tom Townsend
Director: Tom Townsend