Review: Flight of the Living Dead

It was a pun waiting to happen!

Despite its spoofy — and rather clumsy — double-barrel title (which evokes Snakes on a Plane as well as the more relevant influence, Night of the Living Dead), Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane is a suspenseful, gore-splattered rollercoaster ride of a zombie film that takes itself just seriously enough to avoid destroying the effectiveness of its horror elements.

Full review here.

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4 Responses to Review: Flight of the Living Dead

  1. Gary Kemble says:

    Fans of this sub-genre (yes, *I* say it’s a sub-genre, or maybe a sub-sub-genre, twice-removed) should check out “Dead Air”, my take on the story, in Robert N Stephenson’s Zombies anthology! (Available from Altair Australia)

  2. Backbrain says:

    And hopefully they will, Gary! I look forward to it.

  3. Terry Frost says:

    I’ll have to check that one out anyway. Just finished watching Zombies of Mora Tau – which terrified me as a kid. My fave kind of zombies, slow and portly…

    BTW, you missed this one for your zombie list

  4. Backbrain says:

    It’s interesting that one of the big criticisms leveled against “Flight…” by online critics is all the rampant shooting that goes on. They claim it would decompress the cabin and the whole thing would implode. Yet I read an article by an aircraft technician the other day that pointed out that this idea was in fact the Hollywood fallacy. Apparently there are gaps in the shell of aircraft anyway, to regulate the airflow — and on top of that the walls of most aircraft (as well as the windows) were generally able to withstand impact from handgun bullets. So, no explosive decompressions. (I think I might have to add a note about this to my review.)

    Meanwhile, yes, Terry, you should check it out if you like that sort of thing. It’s a lot of fun.

    Can I ask: how did you see “Zombies of Mora Tau”? Is there a DVD out?

    And “Stacy” is missing from the list! I have it on my shelves and have watched it, so I don’t know why it slipped off! Japanese school-girl zombies! How could anyone ignore it. It’s one of the more bizarre entries in the field.

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