Horrifying zombies take a bite out of Day 27 of Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween horror fest, tonight.
Tonight zombies take center stage in Syfy's new original movie, Rise of the Zombies, the latest addition to the network's 31 Days of Halloween campaign. In this smartly cast nightmare the island prison of Alcatraz serves as a last bastion of humanity which desperate survivors, led by Academy Award nominated Mariel Hemingway along with Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy, Machete), flee to search for a scientist rumored to've found a cure for the ravenous plague.
Checked this out last night after work as part of my horror moviefest this weekend. For a SyFy movie it wasn't the total piece of shit that most of their movies normally are. Had decent actors, the zombie make up was pretty good, most of the other effects were shitty but that is not unexpected. The plot reminded me a lot of the of the campaigns in the Left For Dead video games, and it has all the staples of people in a Zombie outbreak doing all the dumb shit they normally do. Overall I'd give it a B.