Title: Bone Sickness

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Year: 2004

Genre: Horror / Gore / Zombies

Language: English

Runtime: 98 min

Director: Brian Paulin

Writer: Brian Paulin

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433346/

Kristen's husband Alex is terminally ill with a bone disease, and there is no way for her to find a cure. She turns to her friend Thomas, who works at the morgue, for ideas, and they come up with a special treatment that hasn't been tested before. Using the bones from the corpses found at the morgue, this treatment looked smart at first, but turns into a zombie epidemic.

Our thoughts:
The first part of the movie is focusing on Kristen and Thomas finding the cure for Alex. This is the part of the movie where you feel Brian Paulin was trying to get a nice plot going, so that when the zombies start waking up, he can just put all his focus on gore and killings. The plot might not be much, and it get's a little boring at times, but it makes the bloodsoaked second part even better. There are still really cool scenes a little here and there through the first half too, like the worm puking (which is pretty disgusting). The second part though.. Hell yeah! This is where the movie really shines. The last half is literally just zombies and gore. It's hard to understand how much it is if you haven't seen the movie.

This is a pretty bad film, but the good kind of bad. The first part, that at times is boring, is still pretty well made, and everything negative about the film is forgotten when the mayhem really begins. There are things to complain about, like how they edited together some of the gore scenes. However, they obviously had to edit it that way, to make some of the effects work.

Another negative thing is the acting. It is okay, but never better than that. The zombies do a good job, because they don't have any dialogue to deliver. Their zombie-limp-walking is one of the best I've seen actually.

Brian Paulin might not go to history because of his writing, his acting, or his good looks, but I'm expecting to hear his name alot in the future when people talk about effects on gore and zombies. The zombies are easily the coolest and most vile zombies that aren't from Italy. His zombies remind of Fulci's in the way that they actually look rotten and evil. I could say the same about the gore, but other countries can do gore well too so it's not something I would call "typical Italy", even though the gore in this one reminds me of some Italian ones.

Overall? Fun flick. Extreme amounts of gore and zombies can never go wrong, especially with these cool effects. Brian Paulin has done something unique that isn't being dragged down by any of it's negative parts.

P.S. Nice nudity too.

Positive things:
- Worm puke.
- I don't mind the nudity.
Negative things:
- Acting.
- First half. It's not bad, just not all too exciting.
- Some bad attempts to scare the viewer using quick loud sounds.

Gore: 5/5
Nudity: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 3.5/5
Comedy: 2/5

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