Zombie Tidal Wave

A fisherman contends with an ocean-borne outbreak that threatens his seaside island community.
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Flood
Tsunami
5.04
Shock and awe!
7.04
3.04
6
6
2
4
3
Pace
Dialogue
Plot
Because Sharknado is yesterday’s news, some of us need something like Zombie Tidal Wave in our lives. And you thought zombies couldn’t swim. Think again. Much to our advantage, the protagonists acknowledge early on that they’re dealing with zombies, which makes the script leaner and more direct. In fact, there is little to no exposition, here. We get to know the characters during the invasion.
This has got to be one of the fastest-paced horror films out there. We already know what zombies are, so why elaborate? The fact that these ones bleed blue doesn’t make them more interesting. The tsunami is just an excuse, a gimmick. That said, those recent Syfy disaster films have become franchise incubators. They are tongue-in-cheek, fun, and equally dumb. Who knows where this will go?
Sit comfortably and crack open a cold one. You’re in for a ride. If The Walking Dead didn’t hold back so much, it would look something like this. I can’t say that I was impressed, but this film will surely find its audience. I’m not sure this can make a sustainable franchise, but we’ll see. As it stands, it’s a little redundant, but isn’t that the issue with most zombie flicks?
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