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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead (2012)



Zombie films are always fun. Unfortunately, with the rise of popularity in that genre, there are many snoozers out there. With that in mind, it is always hit and miss when I pick one up. Next up is another independent zombie flick, 2012s The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead.


Plot/ A dark figure appears in the night, bringing with him a virus that turns people into monsters. Hoping to gather stories to take back with him to the other side, he meets his opposite, a light figure prepared to do battle with the dark man in order to save the human race.


Zombie films have become hit and miss over the past few years. Unfortunately, with the incredible rise of the zombie genre over the past few years, too many films have saturated the market in the past decade. This no-budget entry is actually better than I expected. While it is no masterpiece, there was a lot to like in this film. While each segment is a touch uneven, there is enough storyline to keep the viewer interested. A throwback to the Romero zombie lore, there is a touch of the social overtones thrown in as well. Yes, the acting is uneven, the effects the same, and some of the scripting is a touch off, but for an ultra low budget entry, it is much better than expected. In the end, this British zombie flick may not be for everyone as the slow pacing may turn some viewers off. If you are a fan of this style, give it shot; there are a lot worse out there.


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