Writer: Sawyer Perry (Screenplay) Nick Carter (Story)
Starring: Nick Carter, Carrie Keagan, Joey Fatone, Jeff Timmons, AJ McLean, Erik-Michael Estrada, Howie Dorough
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Simple, Easy to Watch Horror Comedy
Story: Dead 7 starts in a world where the dead have taken over, the mysterious Apocolypta (Wilson) offers survivors two choices, learn the weapons to fight the undead or become one of the undead. In the battle against the good is Apocolypta’s solider Johnny Vermillion (McLean) who leads the undead into terrorising towns but this is about to change.
Looking to stop the reign of terror of Apocolypta are Jack (Carter), Billy (Timmons), Daisy Jane (Keagan), Whiskey Joe (Fatone), The Vaquero (Horough), Komodo (Estrada) and Sirene (Carter) hired by Sheriff Cooper and Mayor Shelby to take her and her men out for good.
Thoughts on Dead 7
Characters/Performance – Jack is the reluctant hero, Daisy Jane will fight for what she believes in, Whiskey Joe likes his rinks but just as deadly in a fight. Billy is looking to come out of the shadow of his brother with Komodo being a slightly assassin, Vaquero is the deadly shot and Sirene is the mystic guide. They make for our Dead 7 while on the other side of the fence is Apocolypta the evil witch figure controlling the zombies or copperheads and her lead henchman Johnny Vermillion doing anything to impress her.
Story – A zombie comedy parody of one of the most iconic films ever made, why not? Ok this does get to give the actors a chance to have a lot of fun, the story is easy to follow, a group of gunslingers must fight for honour to bring down a ruthless leader, each with their own motivations. It is fun and easy to enjoy throughout.
Comedy/Horror/Western – The comedy works in places, which mostly makes light of what is going on, with the horror being your standard zombie elements. The western feel does work well through the film too.
Settings – Having the film set in what is a western world once it had all ended does make us enjoy what is going through the film.
Final Thoughts – This is one of those movies you go into knowing it isn’t going to be great and can fully enjoy because of this.
Overall: Enjoyable Horror Comedy