Sunday, October 16, 2016

Talk Of The Dead (2016) Movie Review (C) 2016 Dan's Movie Report

Above Photo: 'Talk of the Dead' poster on IMDB.

Greetings valued Dan's Movie report readers, today in honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday a short horror film is definitely in order. The 16 minute short film 'Talk of the Dead' is a bit of an enigma, not only skirting the line between comedy and horror, but it is presented in a news format, where there is reporting on the zombie events.

Director Eddie Bammeke and writer Michael Haberfelner craft a truly odd tale of various characters, some evil, some silly, some strange, and many just malcontents. Perhaps my favorite part of the entire production is the couple in the beginning arguing and the wife claiming she 'grazed the wall' and the husband saying you totaled my car. This turns out to be an advertisement for a pill called Toxadil, which reportedly turns a tiger in the bed to a kitten on the couch, huh? Haha!

Another ad for an insurance company that boasts being the first firm to offer coverage against zombie accidents. This is a hysterical commercial, reminiscent of the Saturday Night Live commercials, where sometimes you have no idea if it is a commercial or not. Who does not need zombie protection in 2016, I sure do, I live in an area over run by them.

Overall, the short has it's moments, 'Talk of the Dead' will please zombie genre fans, The film plays out a bit better as a sketch comedy than horror, that said it, has a likable quality. 'Talk of the Dead' rates a 6.5 out of 10.

'Talk of the Dead' is currently making festival rounds.

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Both sites are run by writer/producer Michael Haberfelner.

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