Title: Biker Zombies From Detroit

Also known as:
N/A

Year: 2001

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 80 min

Director: Todd Brunswick

Writer: John Kerfoot

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298250/

Plot:
An unknown evil is going around the mean streets of Detroit and collecting an army of the undead - an army of biker zombies. Miles away, Ken Yargeau and his mother are starting anew in Grosse Pointe. The green hills of this upperclass suburb will run red when the biker zombies from Detroit show up with Ken as their target.

Our thoughts:
The one thing I definitely do not miss from the late 90's and early 2000 is the whole "extreme" fad that was going on. Most of you remember this I'm sure: Sodas - particularly Mountain Dew? EXTREME! Junk food? EXTREME! Movies? EXTREME! Sports? EXTREME! Quilting? RIP YOUR BALLS OFF EXTREME! It's the one thing that was wonderfully ripped on in "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle" and that's because this fad and the people who participated in it were a detestable.

Much to my dismay, "Biker Zombies From Detroit" is a movie based off this entire attitude and manages to embody everything that was terrible at that point in time:
Dirt Bikes: check
Crotch Rockets: check
Nu-Metal: check
Teen Angst: check

Minus the fact that the movie encompasses so many awful elements of those years is far from being the only thing that makes this movie bad. The writing and the directing for the movie is actually the worst part about it because there are two storylines going on and neither one of them are any good. You have an unseen evil creating an army of biker zombies from the "gritty streets of Detroit" and then you have the story of yuppie upper-class high schoolers dealing with…whatever it was they were suppose to be dealing with. The movie jumps between these two stories that basically have little to do with one another, besides the biker zombies turning one of the kids into a zombie as well.

Certainly if this movie was the actual horror-comedy that it's creator labels it as it could have been entertaining but in actuality this movie plays it serious through out. If "Biker Zombies From Detroit" was actually suppose to play for laughs, then it was way off target. Hell, nothing actually occurs in the eighty minute runtime. The movie jumps from watching the biker zombies being biker zombies to teens doing teeny things. Biker zombies turn teen into a zombie and then you spend the rest of the time watching the teen-zombie be all spooky 'n shit while he rides his dirt bike in the dark and circles the homes of the bullies, his mom and his girlfriend. Then some ludicrous conclusion happens with somebody getting sodomized with an exhaust pipe, zombie teen angst and some crappy blood being thrown around.

The hardest part of watching "Biker Zombies From Detroit" is trying to keep your interest going - I know my mind wanted to wander. The movie doesn't have anything to offer to anyone other than watching a display of bad former trends in an awful backyard movie


Positive things:
- Amazingly I didn't see a single pair of Jnco jeans anywhere. The people responsible for this movie deserve a round of applause for that.
Negative things:
- Sloppy and poorly done on all aspects.
- There is an extremely uncomfortable conversation between two characters about having sex with teen girls that goes on for way too long. It was creepier than anything that actually went on in the movie. Larry Clark's movies seem less creepy.

Rating:
Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 1/5
Comedy: 1/5

We bought this movie from:
Amazon.com

Reviewed by:
Preston




 

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