BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I felt the title of this film was on the same level as me, as this is what I used to say to people I was afraid of - dead heads. I used to say to people that I was scared of dead heads when I watched horror films and things where dead bodies might appear, such as CSI, which I used to watch reflecting in the window... Don't ask me why, made the dead bodies less scary, I feel I am going a bit off course though... "Coherent zombie pals (Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder) take a road trip to find one's high-school sweetheart so he can tell her how he really feels about her."
Watched Deadheads in the same evening as Ritual, the one horror film I couldn't finish, and it didn't really get much better with this one, I am sad to say. I liked the sound of this one, I was definitely hoping for some Wasting Away sort of vibes, but no, didn't really get that... This film feels very much indie, and is a pretty original storyline, it's just a very very slow burner. I feel like we had a thing for slow burners over this weekend with most of the films we chose.
It's a strange film, and one that has an original concept and some good moments, some pretty clever moments, but it just doesn't seem to build up to anything.
As mentioned about, this feels a bit like Wasting Away, but just less clever and fun. It uses a similar storyline, and starts with the characters not realising they could be zombies - could be is the key here. I won't say anymore, as it does take a different turn than you expect, but it still never really gets you excited.
As I mentioned before in some ways, this film never really gets off the ground, it feels like it is going somewhere and it does, it has a beginning and an ending, but by the time you've got to the end, you're not really that bothered.
Saying that though, it's original, has an original ending, and the characters are definitely some characters - as in "damn, that guy is a character!".
Overall, Deadheads sounds better than it is, it's a very original idea, but if I am honest, I'd rather watch Wasting Away to get more of a feel for clueless zombies. Just didn't quite reach all its zombie potential.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..