World War Dead: Rise Of The Fallen

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated dvd & blu-ray -

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

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