"Aaah! Zombies!! (aka Wasting Away) (2007)" Review"

Review: I heard about this film back in 2008 when it was called "Wasting Away" and I was supposed to be sent a screener of the film then, but something must of happened and it never arrived and all word about the film just stopped. Since then it was released in the UK as it's original title and finally released now here in the USA with a crappier different title. This film is a horror comedy that follows a group of friends who get changed into zombies after ingesting a mysterious chemical and on their journey as zombies they are helped by a mysterious guy who claims they are super soldiers.

When It comes to horror comedies honestly they either suck or they are awesome and this one definitely classifies as one that is awesome. There is alot of unique elements added into this film over other horror comedies like Shaun of the Dead such as they go back and forth between black and white and color all throughout. When they show it in B&W it is supposed to be from the point of view of the non-zombies and when they show it in color it's the point of view of the zombies. For example when they think they are dancing or anything like that it looks normal to them and when the non-zombies see them doing that they look like they are walking stiff and spasming which is actually funny as hell. Now unlike Shaun of the Dead there is alot more comedy than horror in this film. One thing I can definitely say is that this is a breath of fresh air for the zombie genre that is filled with occasional bland zombie film. Overall this is the coolest and most unique zombie film to come out in quite awhile and is highly recommended to any zombie fan!

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Matthew Kohnen
Genre: Comedy/Horror
DVD Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 2007
Time Length: 90 mins.
Company: MVD Visual