I love zombies and apocalyptic stories.
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies and 2012: Zombie Apocalypse are both available on instant Netflix.
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012) – Not rated
“Not to be confused with the big-screen, vampire hunting mashup, this direct-to-video horror flick has the Great Emancipator battling to save the Union from an attacking horde of Confederate zombies.”
Well it starts off with “The Asylum Presents” so I almost turned it off immediately. Instead I gave it a few minutes because the title is amusing (even though it rips off Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter). This turned out to be a futile effort as the first scene is typical Asylum quality. AVOID
2012: Zombie Apocalypse (2011) – Rated R
“In this indie horror flick, a group of humans who’ve survived a zombie pestilence desperately try to get to safety on an island off the coast of California. But the flesh-eating undead are hot on their trail.”
Well I really liked Ving Rhames in the Dawn of the Dead remake so I thought I would give 2012: Zombie Apocalypse a try. It started with Syfy Presents – definitely not a good sign but at least not Asylum. Moments later (enough time to see the quality) – Asylum Presents. *Click*
After wasting so much time on Asylum productions, I thought I’d go looking for some others to steer you away from.
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
“Thirty years after the brutal slayings in Amityville, a new troubled family moves into the home. One month later, police uncover recordings made by the young son, which document the supernatural terror they faced before their gruesome deaths.”
Quoting from a review on Netflix – “Yes, I ignored the ratings and comments. Yes, I watched the entire movie. Yes, I regret it. “
11/11/11 (2011) – Rated R
“In this chilling horror movie, Melissa and Jack — once an ordinary couple — watch in shock as their son slowly morphs into a hellish harbinger of the Apocalypse, set to engulf the Earth on the devil-boy’s own birthday, 11/11/11.”
This is Asylum’s ripoff of 11-11-11: The Prophecy. I’m not sure if 11-11-11 is worth your time but 11/11/11 sure isn’t.
Dragon Crusaders (2011) – Rated R
“In this sword-and-sorcery extravaganza, a group of marauding Knights Templar suffers a curse that transforms them into monsters, driving them to square off against an evil dragon obsessed with annihilating the entire world.”
Seriously just avoid these movies and anything following “The Asylum Presents”.