Media Blasters | Review by Dan Taylor
the biggest mistake you can make when watching
something called ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH that
stars gay porn heartthrob Jeff Stryker in
a lead role? That's right, forget to turn
off your brain.
Honestly, it wasn't my fault.
I just wasn't expecting Z4 to start off
in such slam bang fashion as some researchers
armed with guns confront a voodoo priest
and his DEMONS-esque zombie in the flick's
paint-the-screen-red opening ten minutes
filled with eye gouges, flesh peeling AND
the fiery pits of Hell for God's sake!!
By that time it was too late
and my brain was already way ahead of the
screenplay by Rosella Drudi and Claudio
Fragasso's direction. In fact, it was nearly
another hour before they threw us any character
motivation and that was only after we argued
about who the hell these people were supposed
Oh sure, there's The Stupid
Guy Who Reads Aloud from The Book of the
Dead, The Gung-Ho Army Guy, and The Black
Guy Who Says Motherfucker, but we all know
that they're just getting in line to be
Zombie Food. In fact, Z4 is almost so devoid
of plot and characterization that when one
of the characters reveals a MAJOR plot point,
nobody reacts to it!
As for Stryker, you would've
thought that a career in gay porn would
make you a better actor. Which is where
you'd be wrong. His best performance on
the DVD comes in the "bonus" interview
which is conducted standing next to his
Want to know the worst part
about ZOMBIE 4? If I walked into a video
store and saw something called ZOMBIE 5
on the shelf I wouldn't be able to rent
it fast enough!