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Ok, so the world is on the verge of being overrun by zombies ... but
hey, it's Friday night, time to have some fun. So the usual crowd meets at
a bar, among them, the queen bitch (Elissa Dowling), the girl with glasses
(Ashley Tompakov), the nerdy virgin who's much too good-looking for her
role (Julie Rose), the nerd who falls in love with her (Vic Vasquez), the
other nerd (Brandon Shira), two porn jocks (Cody Cowell, Kevin Michael
Turner), and a few others. Problems arise when they come to notice that
they are not only under siege by the zombies, but one of them is a
serialkiller, who has no problems slaughtering them one by one because
they feel the constant urge to constantly split up. Only the nerd and the
other nerd seem to have a vague idea what to do because they have an
encyclopedic knowledge of horror and slasher movies, and they play dead
during the finale, when the killer is revealed to be - the girl with
glasses ... no wait, it turns out the queen bitch after all. Or was it?
Not even the two nerds manage to figure out, but who cares, tomorrow's
Saturday, which means going out some more ...
The slasher and
the zombie movie were probably the predominant subgenres in 1980's horror,
and the very fact that they seem utterly incompatible make them prime
candidates in a horror comedy. And prolific Creep Creepersin might seem
like the right man to handle the film, basically because he has proven
himself a versatile director, knows his 80's horror, and has the proper
macabre sense of humour.
And yet, O.C. Babes and the Slasher of
Zombietown is far from being a perfect movie, actually not even one of
Creepersin's better efforts, mainly because the film was shot
intentionally quickly (some sources say in a mere 8 hours) - and that
results in all of the film's problems, it has an unnecessarily rushed
look, which means that little emphasis was put on comic timing, the shocks
are not properly captured by the camera, the film too often lacks
continuity from one scene to the next, the dramatic buildup falls flat
every now and again, and that pretty much all the zombie scenes were
lifted from Night of the
Living Dead, footage well-known to any horror fan, does derive the
zombie-side of things of its urgency.
That all said, the film is not a
total disaster, it does contain some priceless dialogue ("What do we
do now?" - "In horror films, they always split up and get
killed." - "Sounds like a good idea to me, let's split
up."), some hilarious intentionally bad performances, and the concept
as such is still totally likeable. One just wishes Creep Crepersin had a
bit more time (and maybe also money) at hand ...