Highway 91 Review
Written by: moviemaven
Allow me a moment to stand up and cheer for the latest effort brought to us by Down Twisted Studios (DTS). Sonny Fernandez has outdone himself with Highway 91. I can easily say it's my new favorite...tied with The Last Battleground and The Aborted. Sue me. I can't pick a favorite but zombies from DTS are way the hell at the top of the list.
We begin months after the zombies have taken over the world. You know how it goes. We join our band of not so merry all the time ('cause there are freakin' zombies) travelers en route to nowhere special. They have become a kickass zombie killing team hellbent for survival. We meet more people along the way and some stuff happens. I wanna tell you so bad but I'm not that guy. I will tell you it's clever, witty, charming and altogether funny as hell. There are gut rips, exploding heads, digital effects (what?!) and hallucinogens. Or you could have fun just picking out your favorite zombie film references. That is how you show tribute to the movies you love. You don't remake them, you make them shine.
The cast includes all your favorites of the DTS team with Cody, Liz, Kim and Sonny Fernandez himself as a full-fledged, badass, mallet-swingin' muthafucka. But that's not all. Dan is there and so is Justin (yay) as one helluva messed up self-proclaimed savior. It was like a class reunion except I like seeing these people again and again.
The weapons are badder, the fight scenes are ruthless-er, and the head shots are all over the damn place. It is carnage galore and I haven't said "hell yes" so many times in ages. Sonny's technique is obviously improving with each film and Highway 91 is the payoff for all of the hard work. I cannot express how excited I am about the makeup effects. Sonny fans will be blown away. Non-believers may be converted. Anything could happen.
I could harp about sound issues if I really wanted to pick at it. Someone needs to be nearby as the remote jockey most of the time. I could jibber jabber about continuity errors. I'm not blind, folks. I see this stuff. And I expect you will as well. Personally, I think it's a small price to pay for this kind of epic, indie entertainment. Once again, genre love and pure heart beat out the minor inconsistencies. But you'll never know until you see it. So do that. Then let's talk.
"I'm gonna eat some macaroni now and leave." Insert "hero point" here.