Last night when I was sitting around bored, I luckily found Undead or Alive (2007) on Showtime. Having never heard (if I did I don’t remember), I thought the idea of seeing Chris Kattan in a “Zombedy” may actually be fun, after all that would at least be more entertaining than Dancing With Stars.
Plot/ Army deserter Elmer Winslow and local cowboy Luke Budd are on the run after robbing the evil Sheriff Claypool, stealing his money and fleeing the town, they find themselves with an angry posse on their trail. Joining Elmer and Luke is an Apache warrior, who's out to wreak vengeance on behalf of her decimated people; her plan is to attack the U.S. Army wherever she can find it, and she takes Elmer up on his offer to go with her to the nearest Army outpost he knows. Their plans become complicated when they discover that, because of the great Apache Geronimo's curse on the white man, all the people of the surrounding areas have turned into zombies.
When I saw this flipping through Showtime, I did not know what to expect, and even in the first few minutes that feeling continued. However, once the movie got going it was so much more than I hoped for. This was an interesting tale and one that truly has a niche inside the horror/zombie comedy arena boasting a very nice combination of wit, horror and humor. Diehard zombie fans may not like some of the changes with the talking zombies or the fact that the bullet in the head does nothing, but that makes up some of the funniest parts of the movie. The acting is solid and there is a nice sampling of gore (although, some come off quite cheesy especially early on). All in all, this is a funny movie that is definitely worth watching if you get the chance.