So far as I’m aware, The Quick And The Undead is one of two movies that combine the themes of zombies and cowboys — the other one being Undead or Alive (2007), which is a much better film. As for this one…
A viral outbreak has turned three quarters of the world population into the walking dead. In the old west, bounty hunters are humanity’s only salvation.
So I’m watching The Quick And The Undead while writing this review. I’ll be finished in about an hour, and I predict I’m going to say two things:
1) It’s impressive what a person can do with their friends as “actors”, a $20 digital video camera from a liquidator store, a used Macintosh, and a few spare weekends. But who knows, maybe there’s someone in this before they got famous. Heck, Marisa Tomei had a no-nothing part in The Toxic Avenger — it wasn’t seen until the release of the director’s cut was released 20-odd years later, but look where she got.
. . . AND . . .
So how did this gem come to be?
Written, directed, and acted by people you’ve never heard of with a movie poster that looks like an angry cowboy monkey. The main character is based on (read “ripped-off”) Clint Eastwood and the characters he played in westerns. Yep, it’s a turd — I rate “The Quick and the Undead” Red Blood and it made my List Of Zombie Films To AVOID.