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Severed: Forest of the Dead (2006)

I found “Severed: Forest of the Dead” to be Green Ooze most of the way through turning to Yellow Puss around the end.

…Summary…
In a remote forest a genetic experiment has gone wrong.  Loggers and protesters are forced to band together after tree sap incident turns the locals into bloodthirsty zombies.

(A review written while watching the film….)

It appears that this movie has sufficient money behind it, and not stars but instead budding actors who I have previously seen laying the ground-work for their careers.  From what I have read and can tell so far, in this film once again something that people have been doing scientifically had an unforeseen accidental consequence that upon a 1 in 100 chance occurred and started causing people to turn into zombies.  The film seems to have good visual quality and works suspense and horror — at the moment I’m only 20 minutes in but it looks to be a good one.

– UPDATE –

I am now around the last fifth of the film and it is somewhat dragging; the story-line goes into ideas that do not get completed … as though the editor started to loose their attention to detail or cut out part of a scene that could have been mostly or completely cut.

Hey baby — give us a kiss!

….Okay…. and I just finished the film — maybe I missed something since I was working on a small project while watching, but the film ended on a bit of a nothing note.  Still, it’s considerably better than a lot of the zombie films I have seen to date.  I would say watch it so long as you know the piece stumbles at the end and has an incomplete wrap.

Severed: Forest of the Dead is a Canadian zombie horror film directed by Carl Bessai.  If you have seen enough other material made in Maplewood you will probably recognize…

Severed (2005) – IMDbWikipedia, and Rotten Tomatoes

Fido (2006)

Green Ooze – BagpiperDon’s +/- Top 10

I would have enjoyed this film had I not enjoyed it simply because Billy Connolly played the leading zombie.

Oh yeah, zombies in the fifties with a cute fun story line where zombies are controlled and function as servants for humans and the main charactres have reckonings in their lives about love and happiness — good fun.

I watched it the second time with my parents — how often do I say that about these films, huh?  It might be okay for kids too with parental supervision.

Fido at IMDB and Wikipedia