2012: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (R)
THE ASYLUM (2011)
Starring: Ving Rhames, Taryn Manning, Johnny Pacar, Gary Weeks, Lesley-Ann Brandt & more.
Months after a Zombie pestilence wipes out 90 percent of the population a group of humans tries to
survive. They are on a cross country trek to a rumoured refuge on the island of Catlina. Three small
groups of people come together to help each other survive. Along the way they keep running into
hordes of Zombies who attack and kill most of them. There is a lot of good stuff going on here from
this low budget Zombie flick. The film stars Ving Rhames as the leader trying to get as many people
in his group to their destination alive. Taryn Manning (HUSTLE AND FLOW) & Eddie Steeples
(MY NAME IS EARL) are friends who meet up with the group. The movie was originally a made for
TV movie, but has a lot of gore, action and blood mixed all through out. It reminds me of a lot of the
Sy-Fy channel type films, but with more blood and Zombies. The acting was a little campy at times,
but for the most part was pretty decent. I didn't like some of the way the film ended, but I've seen a
lot worst. There was a lot of typical Zombie things here, but a few new twists I haven't seen before.
There are a bunch of goofs or mistakes easily seen through out, but they also reference a lot of other
things from other Zombies films like S-Mart where one of the people worked, which is the same place
Ash worked in ARMY OF DARKNESS. One of the characters mentioned is Kirkman, which is a nod
to Robert Kirkman, creator of THE WALKING DEAD & they also mention some of it starting
outside Pittsburgh, which is where George A Romero is from and where his DEAD films mostly take
place. If your a fan of the Zombie genre then you'll wanna check this flick out, but if your just a casual
Zombie or Horror fan, then you'll want to stick to the more mainstream stuff.