As I sat down to watch ‘Undead,’ I was at least looking forward to enjoying a bit of earthy Aussie humour, while secretly hoping that this zombie flick might turn out to be a classic like Braindead (1992). Unfortunately, Peter Jackson the Spierig brothers are not!
Things started out well enough as the rustic town of Berkeley is hit by a hail of meteorites, which subsequently unleash a plague of the walking dead on the hapless town folk. I even continued watching as a handful of survivors struggled to stay alive in the midst of all the calamitous mayhem, until a half hour into the story when Undead succeeded in sapping the very last vestige of interest from my now pauperized body.
This was supposed to be a comedy horror but the painful acting in this movie went way beyond a joke. I then found myself groaning like a zombie who’d just been struck on the head by some cheap Aussie boomerang before finally pulling the plug on this Antipodean misadventure.
I only decided to watch ‘Undead’ after reading a few positive reviews on this so-called hidden gem of a movie but, unfortunately, Undead proved UNwatchable and doesn’t even make it onto the ‘it’s so bad its good’ list.
Sucks your brain out through your nose and stamps on it