Zombie Massacre Blu-ray Directed by Marco Ristori and Luca Boni Starring Christian Boeving, Mike Mitchell, and Ivy Corbin Entertainment One Release Date: August 6, 2013
Notorious German filmmaker and professional Internet punching bag Uwe Boll is a very busy man. He can’t take every mediocre video game on the market and turn it into a lazy, joyless exercise in next generation schlock all by himself. So in the case of Zombie Massacre – also known by its World War Z cash-in alternate title Apocalypse Z – he gracefully ceded the directing honors he usually reserves for his little old self to not one, but two individuals this time: Marco Ristori and Luca Boni. Looking at those names as I type them suddenly gave me a craving for chicken cacciatore. Meanwhile, Dr. Boll is in the midst of pre-production on his next five movies – three of which began filming early this month – and hard at work on stoking the fires of fan boy enmity. Zombie Massacre could have really used his directorial gifts.
You’d be hard–pressed to find actual fans of Uwe Boll“”the director behind such video game adaptations as House of the Dead, Bloodrayne, and Far–Cry, not to mention many others””and sometimes it would seem that that’s just the way the German–born filmmaker prefers it.
Now Boll is getting involved with the living dead, with a new movie called Zombie Massacre. It’s based on a 1998 Amiga computer video game (seen here; not sure why all of the “zombies” look like Sammy Hagar) along the same lines as Doom that’s also called Gloom 4.