In the movie industry, mixing genres is a risky business. When it works, we get a glorious movie; when it doesn't work, the results are often too hideous for words. This movie, Undead, gets it right, and it is one of my favorite zombedies. Undead takes comedy, horror, zombies, and aliens, throws them in the blender, and comes up with a refreshing change of pace for the zombie movie.
In a small peaceful fishing village in Australia, an unexpected meteor shower turns the residents into flesh-eating zombies. Our heroine Renee joins up with other colorful characters and they try to escape the same fate as their friends and families. Leaving the area proves to be impossible as a mysterious wall has appeared around the city, isolating it from the rest of the world. More worryingly are the hooded figures that appear from nowhere and stalk the small group. Are they friends or enemies? And when the only option left is to fight, will our small group of misfits have the strength to perservere?
I found this movie to be both funny and entertaining. The action scenes are deliberately overdone to provide laughs, and at one point the viewer will be asking the question, "Where exactly was he storing those guns?" The body count is high, the zombies beg you to point and laugh (zombie fish anyone?), and the gore is exagerated in a delightful way. The ending is a nice and wholly unexpected twist that provides a satisfying conclusion, and I recommend this flick for any fan of zombedies.