There was nothing on TV last night. Nada. So, as I was flipping through the channels, an older zombie movie caught my eye. Okay. I can get behind an black and white cheesy movie for a few minutes at least. When it comes to old horror flicks, the hokier the better, right?
But this was too hokey for even old horror flicks. Even Christopher Lee would be ashamed and he made some of the hokiest horror flicks ever.
So, anyway, I don't know what was happening before I hit the channel, but there was this house with people in it and they were under siege from what the movie was referring to as 'ghouls' (aka typical pasty-faced, flesh eating, shambling zombies). People are dropping like flies until finally this one guy barricades himself in the basement and blows the heads off the two remaining zombies down there. He's safe. He's alive and unbitten. Everything should be hunky-dory for what is obvious the hero of the piece. All he has to do is wait for morning and help.
Day breaks and the cavalry (as in the local sheriff and his posse of gun toting locals) arrives. They're blowing the heads of zombies right and left. Then the sheriff decide to head for the house. The hero awakens to the sounds of gunfire outside and decides to investigate. He walks up into a zombie-free house with his shotgun at the ready. Just outside, he sees the posse walking toward the house with their guns. He's safe right?
Wrong. At this point, the sheriff gives orders to his sidekick to shoot the guy in the house in the head - cuz, like, that's the only way to kill these things. They shoot the hero and the movie ends with still photos of the hero being dragged off so his body can be burned.
Is it just me or wouldn't the hero - upon seeing humans who weren't pasty-faced, flesh eating, or shambling - have shouted something? A little "Hey guys, don't shoot!" or "I'm not a zombie", maybe? Something. Anything? Nope. He stands there being dumb in more ways than one and the cops blow him away. End Scene.
Talk about too stupid to live. Geez.
Don't even get me started about the chick who stood by the door and let the zombies paw at her instead of fighting or even running.
Personally, I think even hokey movies should be better than that. I demand a better class of hokey movie, dammit. ;o)
What was the hokiest movie you ever saw? Have any of you seen the movie like the one I'm talking about? Because I totally missed the title and didn't recognize any of the actors, so even IMDB can't help. Not that I need to know the title, other than to avoid it if I ever see it again. LOL