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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

Zombie Town (2023) - Laughs and Lamentations: A Comedy of Errors

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5 stars)

Released 9-01-2023

Watched 03-29-2024

Reviewed 04-03-2024

Watched on Hulu

"Zombie Town," featuring comedy legends Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, had all the ingredients for a potentially hilarious horror-comedy romp. Unfortunately, what could have been a promising film turned out to be a lackluster and forgettable experience.

Despite Chase and Aykroyd's star power, the movie falls flat due to its uninspired plot and lackluster execution. The premise of a cursed film turning a town into zombies had potential, but it never fully realizes it. The use of the Eye of Horus as a makeshift zombie repellent feels contrived and fails to add any depth to the story.

While the film's campy tone might appeal to some, it ultimately comes across as forced and cheesy. There are a few moments that might elicit a chuckle or two, but they're few and far between. It's the kind of humor that might entertain younger audiences or serve as background noise at a Halloween party for kids, but it falls short of providing genuine entertainment for a wider audience.

One can't help but feel disappointed by the wasted talent involved in this project. With a cast as illustrious as Chase and Aykroyd and a writer like R.L. Stine behind the source material, one would expect more. Unfortunately, "Zombie Town" fails to live up to its potential and ends up being just another forgettable addition to the horror-comedy genre.

In conclusion, "Zombie Town" is not the worst movie of the year, but it's far from great. Proceed with caution, and only watch if you're in the mood for mindless, campy entertainment.


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