Night of the Zombies (1981)

Imagine a movie with a completely nonsensical plot, something about zombie soldiers left over from World War II. Now slap a bit of blue make-up on someone’s face and call them a member of the undead. Not convinced? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait till you experience the face melting of one of these creatures, you won’t know whether to laugh or cry. Special effects? I could have done better with some crayons and a piece of paper. And how’s about the out of synch sound, the outrageously fake Germans and the not entirely convincing stabbing scenes?

As you can guess, this project was probably made with the change at the back of the director’s sofa. Still, it wasn’t all bad.. I did catch up on some sleep the first hour it was on. Sadly, duty bound to review it I had to rewind. You should be proud of me, I lasted for all of 50 minutes before fast-forwarding the rest. From what I gather, there is a big ACTION CLIMAX near the end involving those stunningly realistic cadavers attacking a bunch of hapless humans. This is shot and acted so ineptly that it quickly becomes a comedy masterpiece. There’s plenty of unintentional laughs before that, but this scene really takes the cake. My final thought when the mess was over was “What were they thinking?!