Aroview: Local prodigy's magnum opus may well be the last word in zombie film. What begins as a nervous romance for naive young Lionel soon turns into a blood-drenched orgy of limbs and lawnmowers, as '50s Wellington falls victim to a hideous virus. The period details are spot-on, as is Tim Balme's (award) winning performance in the main role.
Peter Jackson's preferred 97-min cut is available on Blu-ray only.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-3 of 5 member reviews.
2 stars (Good Try) Not quite as great a B-grade splatter as 'Bad Taste', although there are a few cringy and memorable moments, and the occasional Wellington backdrop is a nice reminder of Jackson's more humble beginnings as weekend film-maker.~Tom H