Shed Of The Dead (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Shed Of The Dead (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Shed Of The Dead  tries hard to be very like a certain other ‘S’ of the Dead.  Hell, it even references the classic Edgar Wright film (and many others) in the rather knowing animated title sequence.  Yup it’s aspirations to be the latest in a long list of Zom-Com’s are set out right from the start and, happily, for the most part it works. Avoiding the pitfalls of other independent Zombie films (mostly trying to do too much with too little), director Cullingham makes the smart choice to focus down hard to the characters rather than the gore, with the money splashed at the right moments and the bad taste humour picking up the slack throughout.  Shed also drags together icons from franchises such as Friday the 13th, Hills Have Eyes and Texas Chainsaw for extended cameos in what turns out to be a clever gimmick – enough screen time to get bums on seats but not enough to distract.  With this and it’s Shaun-esk feel, brisk run time and clever use of budget you have what is a pretty enjoyable Zombie romp. In short: Shed Of The Dead has a great cast, is slick, sick and funny.

Best Bit: Shed Zombie

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Shaun of The Dead, Anna And The Apocalypse, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

 


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Office Uprising (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Office Uprising (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s almost a shame that Office Uprising has been buried on Cackle in the USA.  It’s far too good to disappear on a streaming service few people have. Think 2017’s Maniac with a healthy dose of Shaun of The Dead mixed in (and any other Zom-Com you can think of) and you get pretty close to what’s on offer here.  Sophisticated? No. Clever? Sometimes. Enjoyable? Hell yes.  The cast sell the film well, the direction solid and the films use of it’s limited budget mean sit’s inventive.   If you can get hold of Office Uprising I highly recommend it.

Best Bit: Sales

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Cackle)

If You Liked this Try: Maniac, Shaun Of The Dead, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse