The Horror Honeys: Short Film Review: Zombie Casserole

Short Film Review: Zombie Casserole

A Guest Honey Indie Short Review by Tonjia Atomic

Zombie Casserole (2013)
For Zombies Productions

The zombies have risen and are coming for… equal voting rights? In John Iwasz and Sanjeev Surati’s award-winning horror comedy short, Zombie Casserole, the zombies are here and they want equal rights. They aren’t bad guys. They’re just misunderstood. In fact, they stage peaceful protests. The problem is that zombies are facing a world full of prejudice.

Wally is a professed zombie hater and he’s having a dinner party. When his sister brings her husband who has recently turned into a zombie, tension fills the evening. Comments are made and tension turns into arguments. It’s all fun and games until somebody dies, or becomes one of the undead.

The funniest parts of the movie are the blasé interactions from the dinner party guests and the way the zombies interact with and react to human society. The zombie dialogue consists of subtitled moans and groans. One of the funniest scenes is when the zombie protest leader is rallying the troops and moans and groans his orders. Another is when the zombies happen upon a dead body- waste not want not. There’s a twist at the end that I won’t spoil for you here. You’ll just have to watch it for yourselves.

Zombie Casserole is a clever and funny low budget short with a new a fresh take on the zombie genre.  It’s filled with humor, grass-roots activism, issues of discrimination, and well, zombies. It’s well-made low-budget fun.

Tonjia Atomic is a frequent Guest Honey contributor and is a filmmaker, musician, and freelance writer. You can find out more about her at www.tonjiaatomic.comor connect at Twitter!