Bigfoot Vs. Zombies (2015) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Mark Polonia
Starring: James Carolus, Todd Carpenter, Bob Dennis
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From Wild Eye Releasing
A scientist creates a toxic cocktail that slowly leaks into the local population, creating flesh-eating zombies – and only one creature of legend can stop the growing hordes of the undead.
I’ve seen enough Mark Polonia stuff by now to know what to expect heading into one. The man is a legend in super indie horror and he and his brother made a lot of really good shot on video movies back in the day. These days, Mark is a little more hit and miss. Bigfoot vs Zombies is a great concept and has an even better cover. while I’m sure that’s enough to get copies of the film moving, the movie is a bit mixed in the results. The movie looks like someone took a shot on video budget and shot it on a better camera. Most our zombies are people in masks. Our Bigfoot isn’t the best looking Bigfoot we’ve seen. The movie would be right at home in a video format but if you can believe it or not, having it shot on a good camera makes it feel a little awkward and kind of points out the flaws. Not that a movie like this was ever truly meant to be taken seriously anyway, but if you see it you’ll get my point.
This is a movie that has shades of another zombie movies in it. We have a little Night of the Living Dead, a bit more Return of the Living Dead, but it still holds together a well enough plot to keep you watching regardless of how far off the cheesy factor we head off into. You don’t get a whole lot of Bigfoot fighting zombie action until later in the film but the groundwork gets laid for it early enough. When you add everything up together you’ll see that Bigfoot vs Zombies is a gimmick movie at the end of the day. A great name, poster, and a cool idea that grabs everyone’s attention and it works as that. The actual telling of the story lacks a lot but it still isn’t awful and can make for a good one-off if you want to watch something new.
– Director’s Commentary
– Behind the Scenes Featurette
– Image Gallery