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1997 / Horror
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Directed by Pablo Pares and Hernan Saez
Written by Pablo Pares, Hernan Saez and Berta Muniz
Starring Berta Muniz, Pablo Pares, Hernan Saez, Walter Cornas and Diego Pares

A small group of friends must fight for their lives when a bizarre epidemic starts a zombie invasion.

The following tags are associated with this movie: zombies, gore
Plaga Zombie (1997)
Review by Michael Mahoney

4 / 10
From Argentina, Plaga zombie is a gory film, which is about all it really has to boast about. It's a low-budget movie, with not much of a plot, and unfortunately, too much comedy to leave that positive an impression on me.

Despite their heavy budgetary limitations, the individuals behind this film got the gore right. It's a massacre, with dismemberments, decapitations, tongues getting cut off, and a whole slew of bloody and gory situations. The problem is, that's really all this movie has.

Throughout most of the film, we have our main characters fighting zombies. And fighting zombies. There's a sequence near the beginning which was a bit slower, but for the most part, it's an all-out brawl with the undead, which wouldn't be that bad in a short, but for a movie that's seventy minutes long (which is shorter already), it just felt like it was dragging and dragging.

What didn't help was the heavy comedic influence - I'm not against comedy mixed with my horror, but when it gets too silly or ridiculous, I check out, and it didn't take long whatsoever for that to happen here.

Hard work went into making this, and it's an impressive film for what they had to work with. I'm certainly not giving this one a lower rating because of the budget. The problem is that Plaga zombie is just so damn repetitive (which could be said for many zombie movies, in all fairness), and while it might have made a fine and enjoyable short, for a whole movie, I didn't think it worked that well. This Argentina flick has the gore, no doubt, and a lot of heart, but overall, it's not something I'd want to see again (and it doesn't make me too excited for the sequels either).
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