World War Dead: Rise Of The Fallen
Release Date: 4 May
2015 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD
If you haven’t
already sworn off low- budget zombie movies, this might be the final straw. When a hapless documentary crew heads off to film at the site of the Battle of the Somme, you’ll find yourself rolling your eyes as the found footage clichés stack up. And when they steal a mystical amulet off a skeleton, you’ll be tempted to switch off completely.
You wouldn’t miss much, either. Everything unfolds exactly as you’d imagine. In one scene, the fictional production crew discusses the ethics of turning human tragedy into entertainment – it’s a conversation the real filmmakers probably should have had, too, if not out of respect for the dead, then for the horror fans who’ve already seen enough of this crap.
Extras: None. Sarah Dobbs