Boy Eats Girl Review
Written by: Zombob
A typical teen "boy meets girl", "boy loses girl" "boy gets girl back" movie with a nice mix of zombie fun thrown in. I enjoyed this one a lot. Along with "Night of the Living Dorks," teen angst & zombies seem to go along pretty good.
1) The actors could act. Other than a few of the actors who little a little long in the tooth to be playing high school kids, everything was fine.
2) It was nice to see a zombie infestation resulting from a voodoo incident, instead of from outer space or some chemical or viral infection.
3) The plot was good, and didn't stray hardly at all with sub-plots involving secondary characters, unless it tied into the main storyline.
Grace is working at a catholic church, cleaning and rehabbing much of the insides and catacombs in the basement levels. She finds the book by accident, and then later when she needs it, she sneaks it out of the church.
4) The blood and gore was plentiful. People are getting killed & eaten left and right on screen for all your gratuitous pleasure. During the blood drenched finale, a character ends up driving what I will call a "tree / wood chipper on wheels" and to fight off the attacking zombie mob, she drives right into it. Many a leg and arm are sent flying as the zombies are pretty much "chewed up and spit out."
5) The zombies in this flick are "Snyder Runners." They don't stalk or shamble, they just run to attack their next victim.
6) The cure, the cure, the cure. There really aren't a lot of zombie flicks where a zombie can be cured after turning. Nathan, the zombie / hero lead whose well-intentioned mom brought back from the dead, is cured of his condition. A few times in the movie, he gave in to his carnal urges and killed and ate a few people. I would've thought after that, there would be no turning back, but I guess not. When his mom returns the book to the church, she is attacked in the crypt by the (now turned) zombie priest. After a brief struggle, she grabs a snake that was in the crypt and has it bite the attacking priest. As the poison enters the priest's bloodstream, the priest is no longer a zombie. So mom goes off with snake in hand, to find Nathan. Will she find Nathan in time? Or will she get attacked by the zombies?
Overall, this was a good fun flick. Nothing really new, other than the snake bite, is brought to the genre. This movie was described as "Shaun of the Dead" meets "American Pie." I think that is a pretty good description of this flick. There was hardly anything to really complain about other than the shortness of the movie (77 minutes), and I would recommend this movie for all to see.