That is not to say that the resurgence hasn’t provided the opportunity for some good films – I’ve enjoyed stuff like [REC] (2007), DEADGIRL (2008) and PONTYPOOL (2009) – but the good ones are few and far between the shuffling brain dead masses. Sorry, my 11-year-old self, but I’m skipping RESIDENT EVIL part 75 and you wouldn’t catch me renting something called ZOMBIEZ (2005) under a pseudonym. But didn’t you just review a shot-on-video German piece of crap called ZOMBIE: THE RESURRECTION (1998) I hear you ask. Hey, that’s…uh…different. Anyway, my point is I think I manage maybe one or two gutmunchers a year now and it takes something special to get me to watch it. Hey, SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT (2009) is set around Christmas and we’ve got a “December to Dismember” quota to fill. Does that say Vernon Wells on the cover? Sold!
two kinds of zombies shuffling around – slow ones and fast one that will even prey on their own kind. With Nash zonked out, Frank and Sarah take some time to talk about their marital issues (I’m not sure why we never see them try to turn on a TV or radio). The clever Frank soon discovers that he can walk freely among the living dead by using hunting masking spray. He heads out into the night to try and find more food rations and ends up in the house of Jeffrey Hannigan (Lew Temple), who has holed up in the attic with his unconscious son. Meanwhile, back at the apartment, Nash has woken up and decides the best course of events is to get drunk with Sarah. Bad move as he drunkenly tells her that he loves her. Perhaps realizing that was a bad move (zombie apocalypse love traversing is tough, man), Nash heads out to find Frank. Once he reaches Jeffrey’s house, Nash is accidentally shot in the head by Frank, who thought he was a zombie. Frank returns home to Sarah and tells her about what happened. What he doesn’t know is that Nash survived and is now being taken care of by Jeffrey. Meanwhile, a ragtag group calling itself the Los Angeles National Preparedness League (LANPL?) shows up and their members (including Vernon Wells and Felissa Rose) explain what has been learned about the two different zombie contingents. They also convince Frank and Sarah that they will take them to safety at the Burbank airport.