When you read the words "world premiere" and "Sci-Fi Channel" in the same sentence, you know that you're in for a world of hurt. Being on a zombie kick lately, I DVRed the Sci-Fi Channel exclusive movie All Souls' Day this weekend, quality be damned.
"Honey, you got real ugly."
Starring the Frommer's boy from EuroTrip, this movie was painful to watch. It wasn't Manos: The Hands of Fate terrible, but it wasn't good, either. The story was dumb. The script (if there was one) was chock full of wooden dialogue. The direction was pedestrian. The make-up and effects were laughable. And the acting was bad (Chuck Norris bad). In the pantheon of zombie flicks, this ranks pretty low.
The only redeeming quality was this one actress who provided nice eye candy (her 1950s WASPy teen character's name was "Lily White" - har har!). But she didn't get nekkid. Boy, do I sound like Joe Bob Briggs or what?
When discussing this movie with my cousin, he speculated that it couldn't be any worse than Spring Break Shark Attack, but I don't know. That TV movie seemed to have a "this is really cheesy, ain't it?" vibe to it. This one tried to be a straight-up horror film with pitiful results. To learn more about All Souls' Day go here or consult your local library.