Directed by Del Tenney
This week my partner and I tried something a little different (Oi! Not that, you dirty minded bastids), we picked each other a movie to watch for quick review purposes. The movie Feind picked for me was one that I've seen plenty of times before but have never viewed.
IEYS has a 50's feel in as much as the main characters are larger than life, the acting is campy, and the women are treated like objects. The main character, Tom Harris (played by William Joyce), is an admired romance writer and a successful womanizer to boot. The film is admittedly more humorous than horrific, although some of the stereotypes are truly horrendous. The zombies creep, lurk and wander about, laughable in their makeup (most are black gentlemen with white painted eyelids). The highlight of the movie is a time lapse transformation scene where all that's amiss is a couple of cucumber slices for the eyes as the makeup looks much like a mud mask a lady might have applied in a spa.
B Ware of this one folks, it's not entirely useless as it does have a few moments that made me smirk, but I'm a jaded non–PC fellow, alas it may serve only to put others to sleep. I would recommended it, if only for a rare moment or two of unintended hilarity, (in one scene Tom sits writing, totally unaffected, as his friends socialize around him, the reason for this seemingly only because he is composing... the cause for celebration?) and oblivious ignorance of today's fascination with everything being “Politically Correct”.
Now I have only to find the other part of Jerry Gross' double bill.
of this one!