Writer: Francesco Picone (Screenplay)
Starring: Aaron Stielstra, Michal Segal, Marius Bizau, Desiree Giorgetti, Claudio Camillli, David White, Ally McClelland, Roberta Sparta
Plot: In a world ravaged by a virus that turns people into cannibals, a pregnant woman (Alice) manages to survive. Alice, in the company of two other men, strives to reach an island untouched by the plague. Meanwhile, a dangerous individual is on the trail of a mysterious girl, which causes Alice to realize that the Zombies are not her biggest and only threat.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Really, Just How Bad
Story: Anger of the Dead starts when Alice (Sparta) learns that she is pregnant just as she hears about the zombie outbreak starting, it comes close to home when her young daughter becomes the first victim and while searching for her husband a man Stephen (Bizau) rescues her giving her the news about the city.
4 Months later Stephen, Alice and Peter (Segal) are travelling for a new hiding place, while we meet Rooker (Stielstra) has been experimenting on woman who has now escaped as they must look for this dangerous but mysterious woman (Giorgetti).
Anger of the Dead tries to balance two storylines which don’t meet until the final 15-20 minutes which doesn’t help with where the film goes. I do have many issues with this film one being the whole film seems to be set on one road, having windows open in the car really doesn’t make sense, we never full learn what Rooker is up to or how many people are with him. I do think this film has too many flaws for any recommendation which is hard to say about a zombie film.
Marius Bizau: Stephen is a random guy that saves Alice in the opening breakout as the two look to survive the zombie outbreak in their own way. Marius struggles in this performance where he never looks like a leading actor.
Roberta Sparta: Alice is the pregnant woman who finds out that she is on the day of the outbreak. She joins up with Stephen who looks to protect her against the zombies as she looks to have the baby to make up for the loss of her own child the day of the outbreak. Roberta is the strongest performance but never really shines.
Aaron Stielstra: Rooker is the leader of a group who are experimenting on survivors as they look for a cure. He is utterly ruthless killing anyone who goes against his orders along with their families. Aaron is a very dark character but never really ends up getting the final moment a villain needs.
Desiree Giorgetti: Prisoner who is being experimented on by Rooker and his men, she is forced into suffering as they look for a cure only to escape leading her to be hunted down by him. Desiree is solid in this role but never gets into the role either.
Support Cast: Anger of the Dead really doesn’t have too many memorable supporting cast members that even make it to the end of the film.
Director Review: Francesco Picone – Francesco tries to give us shocks through the film but forgets to bring in enough on the horror side of the film.
Horror: Anger of the Dead uses just the plain old zombie with nothing new, fresh or memorable.
Settings: Anger of the Dead seems to just be set on one road with not a single stand out location.
Special Effects: Anger of the Dead has basic effects that never really stand out.
Suggestion: Anger of the Dead is one that only zombie fans will watch, and even they might not enjoy it. (Zombie Fans Try)
Best Part: This may take a while.
Worst Part: LEAVING YOUR WINDOW OPEN IN A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE REALLY?
Favourite Quote: Rooker ‘Alice, you aren’t in wonderland anymore’
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel:
Post Credits Scene:
Similar Too: Rise of the Zombies
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes
Overall: Poor excuse for a horror film really