Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Zombie Move Review - Stalled

Had a small pile of zombie films backing up a bit, so used the bank holiday weekend to watch a couple. The first of which was Stalled, billed as the new 'Shaun of the Dead'. It was good, but not on a par with the classic (to me at least) Shaun.

The story is about a cleaner on Christmas Eve, apparently hard at work whilst an office party is going on. Forced to hide in a toilet stall (bit odd that as a British film, they used stall, when I've never called it that :-) ) when the toilet gets visitors, two scantily clad ladies, who decide that as it's Christmas it's time for some festive fun.

During this, it is revealed that one was bitten by a delivery man. Yep. You guessed it, as they go in for seconds, one gets a different kind of necking........ Zombies shuffle in and he becomes trapped, along with another (unseen) toilet encumbant, they build up a rapport as he tries different means to escape. The most bizarre plan involves shooting severed fingers at a fire alarm using a bra.

Yep. You read that last sentence correctly.

It does elicit a few chuckles along the way, and some nice little touches, but I would not put it in the same category as Shaun. Still, if you fancy watching a claustrophobic, and British zombie flick, it's definitely worth a watch.