January 21, 2011

Netflix'ns: Return of the Living Dead Part II

Netflix'ns is a series of review shorts of films discovered on Netflix, be it DVD or streaming. For better or worse, I sat through these films and have lived to tell the tale. These are not so much reviews as just comments on the film watched. This is also a work in progress.

When I saw this in the listing of streaming horror films, I almost passed it by, but I paused. I looked at the title and I could not remember if I had ever seen it before. I know, that sounds crazy. The original is a classic and I am quite fond of the third. I have even seen parts 4 and 5 (neither one is all that worthwhile). I stared at the cover for part 2, trying to recall anything about the movie. Nothing came to mind, so I decided to watch it.

I watched as the kids find the barrel of Trioxin, how it opens and how the zombie infestation begins all over again. I watched as the little boy ran home and how his sister did not believe him. I saw James Karen and Thom Mathews playing characters virtually identical to those from the first film. I enjoyed watching the zombie attacks, and every once in awhile I saw something that seemed familiar.

I know I had seen this before. The details are just extremely fuzzy. Then the big scene came, it is a memory from my past. One of the heroines is face to face with a zombie and she reaches up and pulls his jaw off. This scene is burned into my memory from a time before I was into horror (although I was old enough and should have been all over it). I know I have seen it since then, just not sure when.

In any case, this is a good movie, probably weakest of the fist three, but still fun. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn who conceived it as its own thing, not a part of the series, but making it fit is what it took when the deal was made.

It is fun and any zombie/comedy fan should check it out.

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