The Walking Dead Girls (2011)
By: J.R. McNamara on October 13, 2011  | 
Cheezy Flicks (USA) | All Regions, NTSC | 1.78:1 (16:9 enhanced) | English DD 2.0 | 73 minutes (Full Specs)
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Director: Tyler Benjamin
Starring: Luna Moon, George Romero, Bruce Campbell, Lloyd Kaufman, Linnea Quigley
Country: USA
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Since the release of Night of the Living Dead in 1968, every year, new films with some kind of walking dead influence have been released. Be it subtle like Deathdream, or full tilt like 2003's Dawn of the Dead remake, we are constantly delighted by those flesh eating revenants. It's not just films either: zombies have invaded all parts of popular culture, with novels, comics and TV also praying at the church of the undead.

The Walking Dead Girls celebrates the zombies with a series of interviews and vignettes to titillate lovers of the walking dead. The documentary is hosted by 'stripper-zombie' Luna Moon, whose main task seems to be asking mundane and ridiculous questions, and director (well, he directed this and a short) and zombie nut, Tyler Benjamin, who provides a few interesting morsels of information now and again.

The documentary has three main aspects: first we have interviews with legends of horror culture, the Godfather of Zombies George Romero (who is asked really nothing new and retreads the old political undertones of his films), self-promoting tool Bruce Campbell (who is as boorish as ever), former Scream Queen Linnea Quigley (who gives us scream samples), Troma leader Lloyd Kaufman (who actually provides some interesting titbits for his Troma story), Romero regular John Amplas, Day of the Dead's Terry Alexander and Boyd Banks, who played a zombie once or twice. Squeezed in and around this are soundbites from convention cosplayers dressed as zombies, which are... well, boring.

Intercut with these wasted opportunities are looks at photo shoots for a zombie calendar, which is so embarrassing that I could barely watch them. Sure the girls were cute and busty and I am all for a zombie pin-up calendar, and the zombie make-up on them was at-times OK, but the interviews are eye-rolling, and reveal that some of the girls have just turned up to be photographed and nothing more.

The third aspect is a look at the phenomenon of the Zombie Walk. For those who don't' know, a zombie walk is an opportunity for zombie fans to parade through the streets as zombies… and why not? Personally I prefer girls in bikinis on pushbikes, but that is just me. It's more or less some random footage of a Zombie Walk in … yawn… Toronto. There are also a few stills from something called a zombie prom, which I guess hasn't yet taken off as I have never heard of one before.

Its shit. Actually, it's worse than shit. If it were shit I could at least flush it, but it is not, so I can't.
This film is presented in 16:9 and is an average picture at best. It is noticeably pixelated at times, but you'll be so disappointed by the subject you won't even care.
Absolutely dire. For a documentary that is all about interviews, the background noise is terrible. Some of the interviews are done at conventions, and the white noise is so distracting at some points, that it makes the interview worthless. But worthless is a common theme on this disc.
Extra Features
The only extras on this disc are trailers for the films Penance (which looks good) and I am Virgin (a cross between Vertigo comics' Y the Last Man and Richard Matheson's I Am Legend which looks so bad I am sure even Misty Mundae would have turned it down).
The Verdict
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Basically this is a DVD extra for a calendar, or maybe for the film Stripperland, which the director of this worked on as first assistant director, with some extra bits to pad it out to see if they can get eternal DVD geeks to fork over their hard earned money for it.

Hopefully no one will, as it is fucking terrible.

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