Title: Blind Death

Also known as:
Muerte Ciega (Original title)
Zombie Dawn (Alternative title)

Year: 2011

Genre: Horror / War

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 82 min

Director: Lucio Rojas & Cristian Toledo

Writer: Lucio Rojas & Cristian Toledo

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2090467/

Plot:
15 years after the start of a zombie epidemic, soldiers are escorting a doctor to a location in the middle of the infested land.

Our thoughts:
In a time where we are being molested by zombie movies behind every corner and it has became one of the most boring subgenres of horror, "Blind Death" comes and does exactly what every other zombie film has been doing - failing. But luckily for "Blind Death" the main focus is never the infected (zombies) but the few people it's about. Not that I personally think it matters as the movie is still a chore to get through, typical zombie-nonsense or not. The plot can be explained in a short sentence: soldiers escort a female doctor to a place and it happens to be in the infected area. Short, simple, boring. It's literally just about taking her there, and then we have a number of "action scenes" involving the zombies.

The first thing that came like a punch in the eye were the effects. The terrible, terrible effects. They mostly consist of CGI effects, and mostly it's zombies being shot. The blood splatters non-realisticly and for some reason pieces of flesh (or dirt, if they shoot the ground) is flying in slow-motion. It looked ridonkulous! I would've been much more happy without any gore or blood, than with horrible effects that look like a 10 year old video game. I guess a movie can be good even with poor effects (some of the CGI in "The Mist" is terrible, but I like the movie) but when the rest of the movie is this weak then you really, REALLY need to depend on those effect moments.

Okay, let's focus on the positives. It shouldn't be too bad, right? Well... Hmmm... The location, perhaps? I didn't mind that. The house they finally arrived at looked pretty good for a zombie survivor story. I guess that's the only thing I can say was good about the movie. The actors? Nothing special. The old lady was especially bad. I can't judge the majority of the involved, though, because it's a foreign movie.

Some people could probably enjoy "Blind Death", but I think it was a very poor and boring movie. It wasn't too bad in the beginning (except for those shitty effects!) but then I realized nothing else would happen than walking-shooting-walking-shooting. It didn't have a very good story, and the zombies were just as boring as they have been recently. I've lost hope for the subgenre until I find a new fantastic zombie film.


Positive things:
- The locations were alright.
Negative things:
- Most things, but especially the effects.

Rating:
Gore: 1.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 1/5
Comedy: 0/5

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Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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