DVD Review: Virus of the Dead (2018)

May 5, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

If there’s two things that cats what love the horror biz dig it’s arcane anthologies and zombies…so it stands to reason that many of you boils n’ ghouls would be curious to check out a flick that combines those things right?

Well, you’re in luck because the flick I’m slapping my putrid peepers on today, Virus of the Dead, is an anthology that weaves together multiple (and I mean multiple) tiny terror tales together to present various views of a world balls deep in the middle of a zombie holocaust!

Running through the film is a constant, that folks will simply not give up their vain phone usage and social media no matter how many frothing gut-munchers are at the door. It’s a good carry through, and sadly realistic…but whateves; it gives us a fly on the wall view of all that shamblin’ dead chaos that unspools for nearly 2 hours over fifteen sinister segments.

Speaking of those segments they are culled from a variety of filmmmakers…some more seasoned than others; but all dedicated to giving us the maximum beastly bang for our buck, and kudos should go to the curator of the footage, Tony Newton who has managed to give us a selection that shows not only a passion for the genre, but that you don’t need millions of dollars to make an effective fright flick!

As for extras on this DVD from Wild Eye Releasing, we only get the film’s trailer…but with the format, and number of folks involved in the various films behind-the-scenes material or a commentary would be damn near impossible.

Bottom line, if you love zombies Virus of the Dead is going to give you one hell of a heapin’ helping of those living dead dudes (and dudettes) and is nearly guaranteed to contain something that for every horror hound out there!




*Note: I have worked professionally on unrelated projects with individuals involved in the production of this film.

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