Main Plot Points:
- The Walking Deceased is a delightfully blood addition to the pantheon of zombie-apocalypse spoofs, lampooning every tried and true zombie meme. Join the Sheriff with his son, and a motley crew of survivors, as they weather confrontations with zombies, meet up and then leave their tattered camp-a partially destroyed shopping mall. The group journeys to the supposed Safe Haven Ranch seeking shelter from the owners, a fascinating and diabolical older couple.
- Along for the ride with the still-human survivors is a lone zombie who begin to see and develop his human side when he hooks up with the brash female lead. The unexpected twists and turns and will delight those who enjoy over-the-top blood spattering, while horror move buffs will appreciate the George Romeroesque touches.
What We Thought:
- I wanted/expected to hate The Walking Deceased, but I didn’t. Did I like it? Not quite sure about that one though.
- I look good spoof/parody movies, but there hasn’t been a good one since probably the first Scary Movie. The rest have been unwatchable junk.
- This is pretty bad, but I did find myself laughing a few times and that’s saying a lot compared to most of these parody films. I’m a big fan of horror and zombies so that probably helped.
- Knowing what movies/shows it’s making fun of definitely helps. First and foremost it’s clearly going after The Walking Dead. The sheriff keeps calling his son Carl (and pronouncing it odd like Rick Grimes) even though his name is Chris. There’s a farm and a Daryl type character. He uses a mini crossbow and what looks like sharpened pencils at times.
- It also pokes fun at Warm Bodies. One character is becoming de-zombied and wears a red hoodie. It has scenes in a mall ala Dawn of the Dead. It definitely parodies Zombieland with character names like Chicago and Green Bay. Plus little things like a Winchester reference by two guys looking like Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead).
- Is The Walking Deceased good? No. Could it have been far, far worse? Yes. I’ve seen far worse. The bar for parody films has been lowered so low by the likes of Vampires Suck, The Hungover Games, The Starving Games and all those that one that doesn’t make you want to rip your eyes out is shocking.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Jacqui Holland
- Troy Ogletree
- Tim Ogletree
Recommended if You Like:
- The Walking Dead
- Zombie Spoofs