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  • Jul 30, 2010
The Mad (Unrated)


I have to say that this ranks way up there with any zombie movie I have ever seen, particularly the comedy ones. I don't think it would be my favorite but it is up there with them for sure, more of a tongue n check type film. There is a lot of intellectual humor in this film and the performances feel real, which usually does not happen. This is the type of film that you would watch with some close friends on a weekend night expecting something really bad, but to your surprise you would actually end up liking. If that has happened to you lately chances are you were watching this movie. This is a campy, fun, and humorous film that really should have caught on better, I think it will eventually become something of a cult classic.

Writer/director/producer John Kalangis and co-writers Kevin Hennelly have written a very funny yet intellectual piece, well as far as a zombie movie goes. The film moves at a nice pace and has a lot of good moments through out, good gore scenes as well. While there is a lot of good laughs to be had with just words and facial expressions there are some good laughs based off of some of the gory zombie moments. One headless moment in particular is a personal favorite of mine I am sure you will like it as well, of course there are other great moments. But the film makers balance things out nicely with a mix of horror and humor although I thought this film was straight hilarious, so maybe more so on the humor side of things. A scene involving Billy Zane were he tells his daughters boyfriend to watch his mouth about his now dead girl friend is probably one of the funniest scenes in the film.

Acting wise this film is top notch and I can't really complain about anybody that was in front of the camera on this flick. Billy Zane was absolutely perfect in his role of the dad that is with a new woman that his daughter disapproves of and feels is trying to change her father. I have always been a big fan of Billy Zane and he was always one of my favorite actors ever [his performance in "Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight" is still far and above excellent]. His dry wit and delivery of the character is perfect and I can't wait to see him in this genre again. Maggie Castle is real good as his daughter although her character may drive you crazy at first, and every other actor in this film is just as good as the ones mentioned above. It seems every person involved really came onto this film to create a great movie.

Over all this is an excellent film that I would recommend to every one that reads this, I found it really entertaining. This is a really funny movie and if you enjoyed other zombie comedies I am sure you will like this one as well. Of course any time a guy [who is a doctor] straps on some gloves to cut up his dead girl friend [who was just killed by screwdriver or knife to the head and munched on by some zombies] and examine her and says "She always supported my career" will always be a classic in my eyes.

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August 01, 2010
I reviewed this one too. I gave it a 4 I think Didn't like it quite as much as you did but it was still well worth a watch and a recommendation. Billy Zane (even if he is a little paunchy here) is great in this kind of role, he can toss off lines like the one you described with ease, frankly I think they'd fall flat coming from most other actors.
August 03, 2010
Yeah I liked this one alot
July 31, 2010
I think Karen also gave this a good recommendation....nice work!
August 03, 2010
Indeed she did
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review by . September 28, 2009
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I just couldn't resist putting a vintage Billy Zane photo in there. Can you spot it?      Maybe I'm being about a half star too generous with the flick, but then again maybe I'm not because after all it does have Billy Zane in it and I do love me some Billy Zane. Here he's the absolute antithesis of the amped up character he played in DEMON KNIGHT but it still works. Zane plays a rather quite, restrained medical doctor who is vacationing with his daughter Amy (Maggie …
Quick Tip by . May 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
An entertaining zombie romp that doesn't take itself seriously at all.
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