Thursday, October 11, 2012
A family vacation turns into a nightmare when residents at local fair eat tainted beef and turn into mooing zombies. This is what happens when a horror/comedy goes terribly wrong. Jason Hunt (Billy Zane), his girlfriend Monica, daughter Amy and her boyfriend Blake stop at this county fair that none of them really want to be at for a day of reluctant fun. Right from the beginning the daughters constant bitching got on my nerves so it wasn’t off to a good start. The family escapes the fate of the tainted beef because the diner ran out of burgers only to find themselves in a fight with the ravenous patrons lucky enough to get a burger. I won’t say the film is devoid of any humor, Blake’s constant misfortunes are pretty funny and the sight of the raw hamburgers growing little mouths and attacking people was entertaining as well. However, it just wasn’t enough to carry the rest of the film. For instance, Jason and Amy head off to the farm where the beef originated to get to the root of the matter. As they are walking through a field they have to fight off some random zombies, they continue their conversation as they casually whomp zombies. The scene goes on far too long and loses any integrity it might have had. Also, Billy Zane’s character has such a wussy personality, is this the same guy who pissed pure evil in Demon Knight? Oh Billy, you should be ashamed of yourself.