Gangsters, Guns and Zombies has Everything from it’s Title
But fails to deliver on its title with a film worth watching
Gangsters, Guns and Zombies review
by TS Alan
Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog on November 21, 2012
A bank robbery gone bad has six criminals fleeing with their loot to a safe house amidst a zombie uprising, but when they finally make it they discover the cops waiting. Switch to the backup plan, a secondary safe house near the coast.
Running out of petro and deep within the countryside, the gang try to steal a car from a seemingly empty house but get a surprise when a shotgun toting grandma nix their plans. It’s a standoff between Nana, her granddaughter Cassie (Cassandra Orhan) and the bank robbers until the zombies intercede. Seeing they there not too bad of a lot, Nana (Jennie Lathan) allows them to stay the night, but ring leader Tony, played by Huggy Leaver (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, EastEnders), has other ideas.
This zombie film is supposed to have been a comedy horror, but it is neither humorous or horrifying. Although the cast turns in some fine performances, you don’t become invested in any character, and the script is weak in dialog and predictable in plot. Furthermore with the below average makeup effects you never get a sense the zombies are a true threat, only misdirected actors playing zombies with fake blood smeared on their faces. I realize this is a low budget film, but I’ve seen better makeup effects with less of a budget. Not worth the purchase and only watchable if you have 88 minutes of time you don’t care about.
Gangsters, Guns and Zombies
Directed by Matt Mitchell
Written by Matt Mitchell and Taliesyn Mitchell
Cast: Vincent Jerome, Huggy Leaver, Fabrizio Santino
Run Time: 88 minutes
DVD Release Date: DVD, December 11, 2012