Gangsters, Guns and Zombies (2012)
Dir. Matt Mitchell – 88 Minutes
Lionsgate Films (UK)
Yes it is another UK Zombie film with another awful title , but I guess the film does feature all of the above.
A gang of bank robbers are escaping from their crime and one has been shot meaning they must find either a hospital or get to their safehouse as soon as possible.
Unfortunately there has been an outbreak of the living dead that is slowing down their progress, and with in-fighting and running out of petrol the gang are in a race against time to get to safety and save each other.
However when one dies and the petrol does run out then they must make alternative arrangements and quick.
Now this is a much used premise , but then in the zombie genre trying to be original is extremely difficult with the huge amount of zombie films now out there. There is plenty to like in this film especially the last 30 minutes or so, but the start and first hour is just littered with the now compulsory cockney villains with far to many “cants and facks” , and the gang is made up of the usual the Boss, the Moody, the Mental and the Muscle.
You get the feeling the director was trying to do a horror Lock Stock but it really doesn’t work , but with the micro budget there is still lots to offer the horror fan and some great humour too. The effects are OK nothing really special and some pretty dodgy CGI blood spurts too.
All in an average Zombie film with equal amounts of good and bad moments but for the budget its a sterling effort and really enjoyed the final 30 minutes.
So still really worth a watch and grabbing on DVD 5.5/10
Also the DVD comes with a fun 30 minutes documentary – The Making of Gangsters, Guns and Zombies (Fake Blood, Sweat and Tears)