The Zombie Vlogs
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Plot Outline: Two friends, Lucas and Trevor that are filming a vlog, travel to their home town and begin to sense that something strange is going on.
The Zombie Vlogs is an independent zombie movie made with little-no budget, the cast were all volunteers, and the lighting and makeup were done by the writers and volunteers. Given all of that information, I was truly impressed with The Zombie Vlogs. As a zombie movie lover, I was curious and a bit weary to see how a zombie movie can be pulled off in such conditions and with such obstacles. I am pleased to say that it was pulled off very well.
The acting was better than I’ve seen in some blockbusters. There wasn’t too much dialogue or character development but that is typical of a zombie flick. There is not much to say besides “fuck” or “shit” when zombies are chasing you. And there is not much time to grow as a person. Though, it was cool to see the two characters, Lucas and Trevor grow in their own ways. At first they were running and scared but after a while they were running toward the zombies and kicking some ass. That was fun to watch. Also, their mood and energy levels changed. We witness them getting tired and worn out from the situation and constant running.
The characters were likeable and had great chemistry.
The makeup was fantastic.
The lighting and filming was cool because it appeared to be done with just a video camera. A vlog is usually done with a handheld video camera. A lot of the time it was dark and shaky. This was great because it effectively added to the mood of fear, anxiety, and the unknown. We are just as confused and discombobulated as the characters. One thing is that throughout the movie we can hear the wind and at times it is difficult to hear the characters.
I was curious to see how the movie was going to end. I was very happy with the ending. I couldn’t have asked for a cooler ending. Of course I am not going to give that away, so you will just have to check it out for yourself. ;)
Overall this hour and a half, independent zombie movie was interesting, captivating, and entertaining. I definitely recommend it.
This is J.C Doler’s first movie that will soon be released on Youtube. I thought it was fantastic and can’t wait to see his future works.
Check him out, he is also a movie reviewer on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SaintTheSlayer
I will post the link here when the movie is posted.