A movie review of “The Walking Deceased,” a broad, low parody of “The Walking Dead,” “Zombieland,” “Warm Bodies,” “28 Days Later” and the entire career of George A. Romero. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.
If Hollywood were to adopt “The Walking Deceased” business model, they’d never spend another dime on actors, known writers and L.A. film crews for a horror spoof.
It would be the end of the “Scary Movie” phenomenon as we know it.
Because “Walking Deceased” — a broad, low parody of “The Walking Dead,” “Zombieland,” “Warm Bodies,” “28 Days Later” and the entire career of George A. Romero — is no worse than most of those.
Movie Review ★½
‘The Walking Deceased,’ with Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby. Directed by Scott Dow, from a screenplay by Ogletree. 83 minutes. Rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use. Southcenter 16.
If you’ve ever seen a zombie movie or TV series, you’ll get the jokes — such as they are.
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There’s a nerdy, virginal kid (screenwriter Tim Ogletree) who narrates the story and gives us the “rules” of zombie land. He hooks up with a survivor of the zombie apocalypse dressed and acting like Woody Harrelson (Joey Oglesby). He calls himself Chicago. Last name? Style Pizza.
Then there’s Deputy Sheriff Lincoln, who has survived a monthlong coma and hunts for his son, whom he insists on calling Carl when his name is Chris. Two “Walking Dead” gags in one. Andrew Lincoln plays Deputy Grimes on “The Walking Dead.”
It may have seemed wittier on the page.