Friday, 26 June 2015

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (2015)

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (2015)

WWII battle worn soldiers come across a Nazi complex where experiments are taking place to resurrect dead prisoners. 

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (2015) is dark, gloomy and more serious than 2011's entertaining ride Eaters and more sombre and grounded than Zombie Massacre a.k.a Apocalypse Z.

Again filmmaker talents Luca Boni and Marco Ristori deliver a grim competently constructed bleak zombie horror that is stylishly shot with some good blood and gore effects presented on a saturated colour palette. The practical effects come better off that some of the CGI explosions and splatter. The sets and location look outstanding for the budget.

With actors Andrew Harwood Mills, Dan van Husen and Lucy Drive who is stunning as Erin the rest of the cast are on form and give performances as their picked off one by one that far surpass those in the first outing. 

Zombie Massacre 2 is slower and more dramatic than Boni and Ristori's previous work, and while the story isn't the most original there's plenty of gore, creepy visuals, dead soldiers and vertical white stripes zombies, creepy faces and the like. 

Boni and Ristori are become somewhat cult directors and need a breakout mainstream film but for the moment we have to wait a little longer, nevertheless, it's still agreeable zombie fodder.

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