When I first set out to watch films on the IMDB Bottom 100, I figured I could still be mildly entertained with most of these films. I am in fact a big fan of low-budget and B-grade films (especially horror). I have a couple of Albuquerque-based low-budget horror films in my personal top 100, but those do have quality scripts and good characters.
The first two Bottom 100 films I watched, Disaster Movie and Epic Movie, are by no means good movies but did produce a few quality laughs. I will probably review those films at some point so look for that in the future.
I realized I needed to back away from the “_____ Movie” films however as they are safe bets to be entertaining and I probably wouldn’t get the full spectrum of viewer-rated crappiness. I am always on the lookout for movies streaming on Netflix that I want to watch and I happened upon one of the Bottom 100…Zombie Nation. I figured it’s a low-budget zombie film so I would still probably enjoy it. I also don’t like to bash movies too much as it takes a lot of hard work to write and produce a quality film, but I can’t help but pick on this one.
The opening credits threw me for a loop. With names like Ulli Lommel, Günther Ziegler, Szilvi Naray-Davey and Jürg V. Walther I started to think this was a foreign film. Then it started and it was in English and taking place in California. Though when I say it was an English, keep in mind that some of the actors clearly don’t use English as a first language.
The story is about a bad cop named Joe Singer who takes women he pulls over (in the least-convincing police car I’ve ever seen) to a warehouse where he examines them, gives them a shot of something, puts them in a duffle bag and buries them somewhere. What’s more absurd is during these encounters he has a young partner with him who stands outside the warehouse and doesn’t really question what’s going on, what’s in the duffle bag or where the women went. As the film progresses the partner eventually expresses his concerns to the Chief, but that leads to some of the policemen invading his home in masks and beating him. The partner is then inexplicably absent for the rest of the film without any mention and replaced by another young cop.
I usually find it difficult to rate a film really low, but I easily gave this one 1 out of 10 stars on IMDB.