After a deadly zombie outbreak in Louisiana, a team of highly skilled U.S. Navy SEALs are sent into Baton Rouge to rescue the Vice President. Embarking on the battle of their lives, they must fight for the city and their survival against an army of the undead.
That sounds pretty good right? For zombie films it sounds par for course — and let’s face it, Z-film par has a history of being schlocky. While I have seen worse (not to mention better, Much BETTER), this seems to be a throw-back to 1970s and 1980s schlock.
Navy SEALs Vs. Zombies came up when I searched my local library system’s website for all-things ‘zombie’. Surprisingly, enough other people where interested it took weeks to become first in the cue. Watching this, I give it a Yellow Puss rating. Don’t break your neck to see this film — if you are a zombie fan with a couple of hours to kill on the weekend and need to recharge your batteries, crash your couch and check it out.
This is a film with C-string actors and a B-string script working in an industry that is well known for being tough with rare breaks. It seems that this is such a B-film that they couldn’t cast an actor as the president — he had to be the vice president. Frequently the dialogue lags, but then if the timing was better then this wouldn’t be a 97 minute film. Between the costumes, props, and language the main characters give just enough of the right vibe to feel like Navy SEALs. They even have operator beards, however I have never heard of an operator pony tail. As for the zombies, they move fast, their makeup is pretty rabid, and when they attack they have their moments of intensity.
On a personal note…
Around the time of viewing Navy SEALs Vs. Zombies I was finishing reading “Affliction Z: Patient Zero” by L.T. Ryan. In his book a team of SEALs are dropped into Nigeria to rescue a group of U.S. Army Rangers who went in earlier — and like the SEALs in this film, they get surprised by zombie afflicted people. While this film is so-so, it gave a visual representation of similar fiction (just that I’ve enjoyed L.T. Ryan’s book much more)
- United States Navy SEALs in popular culture – Wikipedia
- Navy Seals vs. Zombies – IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Official Facebook
- Affliction Z: Patient Zero (Post Apocalyptic Thriller) available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions
- L.T. Ryan’s author profile on Amazon and Facebook
- AfflictionZ.com home page & book updates
- How Hipsters Hijacked the Operator Beard | SOFREP
- The Growth of the Tactical Beard | GUNSANDTACTICS.COM