ALIVE – Review by Beth Accomando

The film marks the feature debut of writer-director David Marantz and producer-editor Annie Rachel Hillman. They are working with an obviously limited budget. Much if not all of the sound seems looped or replaced with foley work, and the effects are erratic. Making a zombie film always invites comparison because there are so many entries in the genre and therefore so many films to compete with. Sorry to report that Alive doesn’t have anything to make it stand out amongst the reanimated corpses.

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ARMY OF THE DEAD – Review by Susan Granger

The opening sequence of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead reveals how ‘patient zero,’ the result of military experimentation, escaped outside of Las Vegas, now beset by carnage. Although he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for saving the U.S. Defense secretary during a zombie outbreak, Scott Ward is stuck flipping burgers in a diner.

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