Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Necroville (2007)

Directors: Billy Garberina, Richard Griffin

Writers: Billy Garberina, Adam Jarmon Brown

Composer: ???

Starring: Billy Garberina, Adam Jarmon Brown, Mark Chavez, Brandy Bluejacket, Gene Grant, Scott Phillips, Kurly Tlapoyawa, Jeremy Owen, Thomas Severinghaus, Aaron Work, Kevin Santry

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves and one horrible girlfriend

Plot: In Necroville, a city overrun by zombies, vampires, werewolves, and other monsters, Jack and his best friend Alex find work at Zom-B-Gone, a monster extermination company. Battling the legions of the undead at work and desperately trying to please Penny -- his horrible, selfish girlfriend -- at home, Jack's two world's collide when Penny's ex-boyfriend returns to town, as the unholy master of a coven of bloodthirsty vampires.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

In an effort to find a Richard Griffin picture as highly entertaining as NUN OF THAT (2009), I'm watching everything the man made.  He's a busy guy, directing 2-3 pictures a year.  So far it hasn't fared well. What I've seen beyond NUN was low budget, grade Z material.  But this film is showing some promise.  It's well-made (you know, for what it is) with a mixed bag of acting, it's a pretty good story and it's fun.  That's the most important part.  Like nearly all low budget films of this sort it has some pacing issues where it drags from time to time but it's largely a good time.  There are a few laughs that'll get you and some pretty good gore effects.  The sound effects (like gun shots and punches) could have been beefed up.  As they were, they were pretty weak.  I hate to nitpick on films like this but it felt like if this film got a little more attention in tweaking it here and there, it would have been even better.  As it is, I recommend it.  It's one of 4 Griffin horror pictures in a DVD set called, FEEDING THE MASSES HORROR COLLECTION.  I've got two more films to watch including SPLATTER DISCO (2007).  You can pick it up for under ten bucks on Amazon.  Is it worth it?  It is if you're into this kind of film making.

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