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July 2011

World Of The Dead: Zombie Diaries 2

cast: Philip Brodie, Alix Wilton Regan, Rob Oldfield, Vicky Araico, and Josh Myers

directors: Michael Bartlett and Kevin Gates

80 minutes (18) 2010
widescreen ratio 16:9
Metrodome DVD Region 2

RATING: 1/10
review by Ian Hunter

World Of The Dead: Zombie Diaries 2

Another day, another zombie movie, and even worse it's a sequel to a previous one, this time, The Zombie Diaries (2006). Like they used to say about pop, zombie movies will eat themselves when there is nothing left of humanity to munch on. Here, Britain has been overrun by zombies, and a bunch of Territorial Army would-be grunts are just about holding their own against the undead onslaught.

But first, cue a little girl's birthday party which is about to go pear-shaped when Dad hears a noise outside the house (no spoilers here), then it cuts to the army base where there was a nice little stand-off going on between the zombies and the soldiers. I say 'was' as, no sooner has someone ignored the "please shut the gate or we'll get eaten" sign, than the base is being invaded by the hungry pasty-faces and it's time to head for, well, anywhere, with one of the soldiers shooting it all on a camcorder, which is supposed to explain some bad camerawork and set up some leftfield lunges out of nowhere.

Here's a tip, just don't stand near the guy with the camera, especially if you are wearing a red Star Trek security guard outfit. And here's another tip: take the bloody camera off him and tell him to start shooting zombies with his guns instead. Our heroes are out there and heading for a mysterious sanctuary while finding that there are a lot of things that used to be people who want to eat them. There are also some un-zombified people left who like to do nasty things to any zombies they come across as well as doing the same things to any humans they also come across, which just adds up to added scenes of gratuitous sex and violence that leave a bad taste in the mouth, worse than eating human flesh, I'd guess.

So what do we get for our rental charge? Please tell me you didn't shell out �10 to actually buy this? Well, a rubbish, not very original script, terrible dialogue and just as bad acting from people I've never heard of, and dubious sexual violence offences against the zombie kind, which I suppose is a first the makers of the film can claim. Better than rubbish, but not by much.



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