Miles is a closeted gay man, with an obsession with Hugh Jackman, in therapy working through his issues. One would think his biggest issue would be the fact that he is a zombie, when in fact it is that he is a closeted gay man. He sets out to find acceptance, love, and friendship in a most judgmental world. There is more to Miles than meets the eye. Will the gay community accept him, or will they brush him off as another pathetic, undead, gay not-worthy or their attention?
Gay Zombie isn't your stereotypical zombie flick, so zombie fans expecting that will be slightly disappointed. This film is a gay romantic comedy, where the lead just so happens to be a zombie. It has several LOL moments. The gay guys show a girly "Nathan Lane In Birdcage" type of reaction to Miles when they first meet him. There is lots of girly yelling and fainting, which caused me to roll with laughter. Another LOL scene involves Miles going to yoga, lol. Eventually, the gays brush off all of their judgments when they see Miles in a yellow Speedo, as Miles' package really impresses them. Go figure. Apparently zombies are disgusting unless their "Schlong-a-ding-dong" is prominent in size, lol. Oh what a world we live in. ;P
This film is a short film, with a running time of 20 minutes. Due to that time allotment there were no points that dragged to me, losing my attention, making me want to fast-forward. The story is really steady, interesting, and funny, so it works wonderfully as a short film. However, I wish it could've been just a tad longer, as I was really curious as to 'why or how' Miles died. We are given a couple of clues, but never really informed on the cause of his death. The makeup effects were done by “Frank Ippolito” who also did the makeup for another short film I love called “Zombie Prom.” Another great short film to watch if you can find it.
The film has one of those "Hmmm" endings, with a revelation at the end, but it left me a bit puzzled. All in all this film was enjoyable. I had fun, I laughed, I enjoyed it. I haven't watched that many short films in my days, but this one is definitely would of the better ones. In my opinion, it was better than most feature length films that I have seen. In conclusion, I must say that It's difficult to do a completely in-depth review of a 20 minute film without giving too much away, so all I can say is, if you like short films, and the story line sounds interesting to you, then I say "Why not give it a view?"
RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars!
I want to thank Director Michael Simon for the opportunity to review this film.
You can visit the “Gay Zombie” website at: www.gayzombie.net.