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December 8, 2011

Movie Review: George: A Zombie Intervention (2011)

Directed by J.T. Seaton

Starring Peter Stickles, Michelle Tomlinson and Lynn Lowry

Reviewed By Kenny Barnwell

Plot~ The film starts out with an elementary school educational film about how a red star comes to earth and releases spores into the atmosphere, which are inhaled and lay dormant in the lungs until those infected die, at which time the dead become zombies. But not all zombies are bad, kids! Most can lead normal productive lives, go to work and support their families. But there are those others, who,shall we say......have self-control issues. And George is one of those, he just cant keep from indulging in the socially inappropriate behavior of hacking, slashing or chopping people up and dining on their juiciest parts. His friends and family are at their wits-end and decide to stage an intervention with the help of a rookie interventionist. The first part of the intervention is unsuccessful as George is resistant and resentful (as most addicts are at the beginning) so they decide to take a little break so that everyone can regroup. And that is when all hell breaks loose as Georges growling stomach starts to get the best of him and the body parts start to pile up. The intervention then becomes a game of survival for his best friend and ex-girlfriend.

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My Thoughts: This was a great little horror movie, and once you get past the painfully slow first 10-15minutes, its an absolute blast. I've always said, horror and comedy go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and this movie was like sitting down and eating a 2 lb. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. It was played start to finish completely tongue-in-cheek and because of the above average gore-factor it even  surpasses Shaun of the Dead in the comedy treatment of the very serious subject of zombies run wild. One of the many things I loved about this film was how they steadily ratcheted up the gore factor as the movie progressed, with the ending becoming a complete slaughter-fest.....woohoo!

One of the best scenes was the one in which George kills his ex's new boyfriend, then ties him to the bed. The guy wakes up as a zombie to find George eating his leg and is not too happy about the situation. They then have a conversation about who would make the better boyfriend, and the absurdity of the situation is just delicious. George arguing his point covered in blood and holding the guys leg in his hand, the boyfriend arguing his point smeared in gore, missing his leg but still proud of the fact that the can get an erection. The scene ends with George pummeling the guy with his own leg in frustration.There is even a surprise twist near the end revealing who has been doing the actual hacking and slashing.

So if you like your comedies served up with buckets of blood and entrails, severed ass cheeks and breasts served on elegant dinnerware, zombie hookers, door to door salesmen and even a couple Mormon zombies thrown in for good measure (and who doesn't?) then you should get a kick out of this one. It's pure gory fun.

8 out of 10

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