Monday, October 18, 2010

Boy Eats Girl

Boy Eats Girl 2005
Director: Stephen Bradley
Writer: Derek Landy
Starring Samantha Mumba, David Leon, Tadhg Murphy, Laurence Kinlan, Sara James, Mark Huberman, Sarah Burke and Paul Reid
This is yet another zombie comedy and I think it falls in with Dance of the Dead. IT has some cute scenes and is generally pretty funny but it does not stand toe to toe with a film like Shaun of the Dead. It is a Scottish film and everyone involved does a splendid job on the film. The story is pretty smart and funny and I think will easily appeal to the youth generation. The cast is quite good and Mumba is really quite fetching. The film has a good amount of gore and spreads it around quite liberally. This is a fun and bit raunchy zombie comedy and is well worth the zombie connoisseur effort and time.
The plot basics are this, a young man (Leon) in high school professes his love to the girl of his dreams (Mumba) and she shoots him down and he is dejected. So, he kills himself but his mother finds a book in the church she works in and brings him back to life. There is a problem though, she has brought him back as a flesh craving zombie. He bites the local jock and that starts a chain reaction of zombie attacks and before he fully succumbs to the need for flesh he vows to save the girl and his buddies.
This is a fun and raunchy zombie film. The direction by Bradley is solid and the pace of the film is brisk. He films the zombie sequences very well. I especially loved the blowjob zombie attack scene that was hilarious. The script is very good and really brings all the characters to life. Even secondary characters like the school slut Cheryl have a story arc. It is what makes the film work so well. The cast is excellent all around. Mumba is very enticing and does a good job of making you care about her. Leon as Nathan is very sympathetic and you are always rooting for him and hoping that he will survive this ordeal. I really think Sara James as Cheryl really steals the movie though. She is a delight to wath and very sexy to boot. The SFX and make up effects in the film were quite good and would easily hold up with a company like KNB. When Nathan bites the jock on the football field that is done very well. The score by Hugh Gramm and Stephen Rennicks has a hip feel to it and suits the film very well. This is a solid piece of zombie filmmaking and well worth seeking out.
This one gets 4 out of 5

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