If you have never seen anything Zombie related outside of the Walking Dead, this film might throw you for a bit of a loop. In a sort of semi-sequel/reboot of the classic Night of the Living Dead, Director Dan O’Bannon tells the story of how the dead truly took over. But these dead aren’t the slowly walking silent type. They are smart, speak, move quickly and can’t be killed in really anyway.
The exploration around what a zombie is make for an interesting watch, but the real excitement comes from the special effects and costumes. There are some real great sequences here, but the best (and most famous) is the Tarman who is the first zombie of the film.
The acting is pretty cheesy and the kids (who are Warrior-type punks) resemble no kids I’ve ever seen, but their attitude adds to the humor and makes for a fun flick.