Dir. Adam Deyoe
Is it winter, is it summer? No it's...
Dead Season (2012)
Dir. Adam Deyoe
In the various stacks, piles and mountains of zombie movies I really don't know how this one caught my eye but it did and I managed to watch it the whole way through without hitting the stop or eject button once. As far as zombie flicks go this was quite a refreshing change from the normal B mass produced fare. The acting was reasonable and the story flowed at a fluid decent pace. It even sported a nice soundtrack that added a little extra to many of the film's tense moments. The camera work wasn't utterly horrid either, a little on the shaky cam side but not anything to rival that of the 'ride on a rollercoaster' type cam style which a multitude of other releases in this genre glaringly feel the need to display.
Admittedly the story doesn't really add much to a genre that's been recycled more than divorce papers with the name Kardashian on them but IMO it's noticeably better directed and shot than many and most before it. There's an unmistakable emphasis on the characters emotion in this movie with many a shot focused on the beach (using a time lapse style) showing the tide's movement. There is an obvious look of hopelessness, desolation and loneliness on the actor’s face which is in stark contrast to the beauty of the locale relatively unchanged by the unfathomable chaos that surrounds it.
As a whole the story was a little reminiscent of past seasons of a popular series (that I'll neglect to mention) as the survivors find themselves at odds with each other and the leader's methods and ideas associated with keeping the community safe and healthy, though tbh the same could be said of many an undead flick, primarily because there's just so GD many in circulation and only so many ways you can honestly 'swing' the group survivalist theme.
Dead Season's gore quotient is close to par with what you would expect from a movie in this genre. The effects are competent and realistic enough to not invoke a Troma-esque OTT vibe, with an appreciated absence of CGI that has been overused in many a movie as of late. Bearing that it mind, it still suffers from the low budget zombie film curse, that being the lackluster corpse makeup. Hardly a reason to take away from the movie's enjoyment, though as it happens more often than not, but it's hardly noticeable if you're a true fan.
In conclusion if you're in the mood for some zombie killing action you could do far worse than Dead Season, a film that won't be winning any Oscars, or setting any new radical trends (especially with one of the main characters known as 'Tweeter') but it is, in my humble opinion, well worthy of ninety minutes of a genre fan's time. - Cult
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