Kill Zombie! Blu-ray Review

     Actors: Yahya Gaier, Mimoun Ouled Radi, Sergio Hasselbaink, Gigi Ravelli
  • Directors: Martijn Smits, Erwin van den Eshof
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, THX, Widescreen
  • Language: Dutch
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • Release Date: June 10, 2014
  • Run Time: 87 minutes

  •         Every other country has made a zombie film, so why not Denmark? Kill Zombie! doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is the only saving grace of yet another attempt at the flooded sub-genre of horror. Having the zombies in Amsterdam is not an original enough concept to detract from similarities this film shares to similar horror-comedies made in England (Shaun of the Dead) and the United States (Zombieland). While I would rather watch Kill Zombie! over any of the zombie films taking themselves too seriously, I would watch the films that this one is imitating first as well.


            The plot is as you would expect from a zombie apocalypse film, beginning with a virus that turns citizens into flesh-crazed monsters. Aziz (Yahya Gaier) is desperate to find his way to the center of the disaster in order to save a girl he has just started dating, dragging along with him his irresponsible brother Mo (Ouled Radi) and a shockingly attractive local police officer (Gigi Ravelli). There are the usual scenes of zombie horror lightened up with romantic comedy and slapstick elements to the storyline and humor. It is all pretty predictable, and ultimately forgettable.


            The Blu-ray release doesn’t have special features to offer. The film was made for a limited budget, but the fact that the effects don’t stand out as sub-par shows that this is easily the strongest aspect of the filmmaking in Kill Zombie! For fans of the genre, this might be enough.   


    Entertainment Value: 6/10

    Quality of Filmmaking: 6/10

    Historical Significance:  4/10

    Special Features: 0/10

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