From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl (2015) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Daniel Armstrong
Starring: Elke Berry, Mick Preston, Jenna Dwyer
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From Camp Motion Pictures
The Outrageous Ozploitation Wrestling-Horror Mash-Up Starring Champion Kick-Boxer Sarah Howett (TV’s Gladiators) After watching her Daddy die in the ring, Charlie vows to become a wrestler in his memory. But when Charlie stumbles across a secret IT department threatening to unleash hordes of zombies upon the earth, she has no choice but to take a stand and show these corporate bullies and their zombie slaves how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!
From Parts Unknown (also with Fight Like a Girl in the title and under that for THE title in some places) combines a number of things I enjoy. We have the whole wrestling thing, complete with the awesome Dude Designs cover art. We also have zombies mixed in with that, as well as a very new school grindhouse/exploitation flavoring, that might be running out of steam in a few places, but when done well can still be very effective. I think everything works good enough here. Sure, the movie does have some issues and won’t be for everyone, but taken as is and when watched by just sitting down, turning your brain off, and enjoying what comes next, you can find yourself having a pretty darn good time with this movie. Of course I’m sure being a fan of wrestling and being a fan of leading lady, Jenna Dwyer, probably helps, but whatever works right? There are three essential things here going for this movie. Those things are pretty women, blood, and zombies. It is nearly impossible to make a movie with those three things and not have it at least be a little bit entertaining.
Once again going back to the wrestling side of things, I really like how it is used here. The movie packs a great deal of style and action that you don’t find very often in movies of this nature. I think that is a welcomed change to the norm we tend to see come down the way from this side of the indie film world. The plot might not be something that different from a number of other things, but it is used well enough here that I don’t think anyone will be complaining too much about it. It may be one of those dig it or hate it films and I can certainly understand someone going either way with it, but I liked it well enough because at the end of the day I found it to be a fun flick above all else. If you dig things like wrestling, zombies, and pretty women, then by all means give this one a watch. I think most will have fun with it.
– Short film Post-apocalyptic Chic
– Fight Like A Girl Music Video
– Haunted by Humans Music Video
– Demented Music Video
– Trailer Vault