Monday, January 23, 2012

Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)

   Zombie movies are my absolute favorite horror movie sub-genre and the really good ones seem to be few and far between.One of my good friends makes fun of me because I occasionally have terrifyingly realistic and extremely intense zombie nightmares (okay it's funny, but not when I'm in the middle of one of those dreams) and yet I still can't get enough of zombie movies.Maybe the fact that I've battled to survive many a zombie in my dreams makes the movie experience that much more intense for me.
   In Rammbock: Berlin Undead, Michael (Michael Fuith) travels to Berlin to try and talk his long distance girlfriend Gabi (Anka Graczyk) out of breaking up with him.He arrives at her apartment to find that she isn't home and asks the seemingly frustrated handyman in her apartment if he knows where she might be (he's working on something and has his back to Michael). The handyman's assistant, Harper (Theo Trebs), walks in and he and Michael are attacked by the handyman, now turned zombie.After locking the crazed zombie out of the apartment they hear a commotion and look out of the window to see a horde of undead attacking people in the courtyard of the apartments.The news reveals that there is a deadly,  madness inducing virus spreading around the country.Michael and Harper, who are complete strangers, are stuck together in Gabi's apartment and have to work together to figure out how to deal with the disaster.
   I LOVED this movie!I often found myself holding my breath as if I were the one surrounded by hordes of the crazed and infected.The zombies are fast moving,brutal, and scary as hell in the style of 28 Day's Later zombies.I can't think of a single aspect of  Rammbock: Berlin Undead that wasn't done well, it rivaled the intensity and terror of 28 Day's Later without a doubt.I'm tensing up just writing about it!
   If I had to say one bad thing about this movie it would be that it wasn't long enough.It's sixty-one minute running time wasn't nearly enough for my zombie fix.Netflix rated this movie only 3.2 out of 5 stars (Boooooo...). It's a 5 in my book!I avoided this movie for a couple of months because of the rating (bad zombie movies piss me off). To think that I almost didn't see this movie because of Netflix's rating makes me wonder how many good movies I'm missing out on.Now I plan on checking out more zombie flicks on Netflix, and though I'm sure most of them will be deserving of their poor rating, I might just find another jewel like Rammbock: Berlin Undead.

1 comment:

  1. emm Berlin Undead doesn't sound Horrorish to me :S