Directed by: Steve Best
Starring: Jade Blocksidge, Tom Murton, Richard Lee O’Donnell Edward Nudd
The initial infection begins after the virus spreads through a nightclub and is quickly transmitted throughout the city. After a night of disturbances across the whole of the United Kingdom, the police and emergency services lose control of the situation, with hospitals overrun and the dead coming back to life to attack and devour the living. With the cities now the domain of the undead, the survivors flee the built up areas and take refuge in the countryside and small villages. Zombie Hood follows the story of a small group of survivors who are thrown together in the outskirts of Nottingham. Like Robin Hood and his merry men, the rag tag band look to Sherwood Forest for sanctuary, but soon find out that even the countryside isn’t a safe haven. With food and supplies in short demand, the group find themselves arguing over their plans for survival, which isn’t helped by Sam, a wayward teenager with a confused and dangerous personality.
If you want to be critical, the film suffers from the same symptoms of many a low budget film: muddled plot, inconsistencies, main characters who have little substance other than the desire to survive zombies. However, this film never pretends to be more than it is ~ a zombie-fest race to the finish where we do a head count of who has survived lots of zombie attacks. If you are a zombie fan with an open mind watch it for the special effects, just don’t expect too much in the plot stakes.
Overall Zombie Hood is an amusing zombie movie made on a low budget that deserves to be watched so we’re awarding it 2 zombies.
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