ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD

THE PLOT THUS FAR

A young militia is all that stands between a coming dead horde and their rural town decimated by the fracking industry.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard” doesn’t really give you any zombies until the end of the film. That’s because it is a cheaply shot movie that desires to play with the big boys by hiring a ton of available genre talent. However, the paintball training sequences and the soft haze in the shoots produces something that feels like it belonged to the era of Blockbuster DTV fodder. I’ve seen far worse and I don’t want to call this a bad movie. However, the cheapness just permeates throughout the entire story.

This film started to get a following at the site after I talked it up on the Podcast and other hang-outs. Apparently, you can throw any piece of schlock together and a spinkle of zombies gets the fan juices flowing. All I have to mention is Billy Zane and zombies in the same sentence and I can guarantee that the site will move at least 50 copies of this title. That shouldn’t be taken as an indicator of taste or film quality. There is an obvious attempt to play into horror lore, but the film’s awkwardly chosen subtitle coupled with the general malaise of the cast produces such an awkward film. I’m having a very hard time being kind to a film that so blatantly failed as a horror movie. When does well-meaning effort matter less than overall quality? I think I found it.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp. The 1080p transfer only sports minimal bits of noise. Plus, the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is rather expansive for an indie horror movie. It’s worth a rental or purchase for the morbidly curious.

RELEASE DATE: 02/03/2015 (BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE UNTIL MAY)

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