NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB REVIEWED
“Night of the Living Deb” is a fun romantic comedy about how a simple walk of shame can lead a pretty redhead into a zombie fight. Ray Wise and Chris Marquette show up in memorable supporting roles, but the movie belong to Maria Thayer. I’ve long been a Thayer fan to the point that I think the site is still quoted on her Wiki page. Somebody with time to scour should go look that up. She’s an immensely talented comedic actress that has done everything from 30 Rock to Strangers with Comedy and even Gotham.
While this oddly framed movie skews to the girl friendly side of zombie movies, it’s still strong enough to stand alongside “Shaun of the Dead”. The film wisely plays short and doesn’t overstay its welcome. Still, I would’ve liked to have seen more of Chris Marquette’s slightly villainous douche character. This was a film made with love and it shows in every frame. That being said, it’s not going to work for everybody. While horror fans forgive a lot, they don’t really enjoy seeing familiar structures tinkered into something else. Their loss.
- 2.00:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/6/16
The Plot Thus Far
After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but can’t remember much of what got her there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door…into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life is trusting them with your heart.