Could it be? Two pieces of independent horror from the Buckeye State in a row? Yesterday I dropped Bleeding Through on you guys, and today we hang out in my neck of the woods in Toledo to bring you Zombie A-Hole, the second feature film from Dustin Mills (The Puppet Monster Massacre).
Zombie A-Hole is the tale of Franco Fulci, a cowboy hunting down a zombie. Not just your typical zombie mind you, but a specific demonic zombie. At the same time, a mysterious woman missing one eye and one hand also seems to be looking for the same zombie. This demonic zombie is currently making his way through the Midwest killing twin girls as he tries to get to a gateway to hell. Can one (or both) people find the demonic zombie before he unleashes Hell on Earth?
Wow, what a crazy plot. Especially for a movie shot for under $1000. I must say though that for the most part Dustin pulled it off. This movie has just about anything you might be looking for in a grindhouse era throwback, lots of boobs and blood. The body count is in the double digits, so anyone looking for mayhem will be quite happy with this movie. Oh, and did I mention that most of the victims are naked? Bonus!! Josh Eal as Franco Fulci does a fantastic job, and is another huge bright spot in this movie. The puppet and animation work is also excellent, and is a step above the hilarious Puppet Monster Massacre. It’s pretty obvious that Dustin has a real talent in this area.
The only real downer I had was that the movie was a tad long. I’m not saying it wasn’t justified, because there is a lot going on in Zombie A-Hole, but two hours is a long time on a low budget movie. And sure, some of the effects are very good and some are laughably bad, but that’s the beauty and charm of these types of movies. I hold no fault there.
Overall, Zombie A-Hole is definitely worth checking out for anyone interested in the low budget genre. Sprinkled with homage’s to some of the genre greats of yonder year (Fulci’s Zombie, Thriller: They Call Her One Eye, and some H.P. Lovecraft) it is one hell of a ride. Anyone on the film festival circuit should keep a look out for this one, and hopefully some proper distribution news will be coming shortly.