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Retro (2011)

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norway, 63 min.

Directed by:

Morten Frantzen ... Willy
Bente Bergerud ... Melissa
Morten Larsen ... Larry
Glenn Spetz ... Dr. Krueger
Ibrahim Nikqi ... Aksel
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ZMDB rating: 6/10 (1 votes)

”They have risen… Inhuman fiends with a neverending hunger for human flesh!“

Willy and Jimmy are two guys who don't try very hard at life, as they spend most of their time watching horror movies and eating fastfood, unlike their acquiantance, Jonas, who is a workout fanatic. Things change, however, when a toxic waste spill at a old graveyard causes the dead to rise from their graves. They invade a local forest and kill anyone they come across. Willy and Jimmy must get their friends and a remorseful Dr. Robert Krueger to stop the zombies. Can they do it? Do they have any chance?

Zombometer rating: 5 / 5
Corpses rise from their graves and eat people.

movie connections:
sequel to: Terror Of The Undead (2007)

Movie keywords:
horror, comedy, feature film, parody, homage, cemetery, graveyard, based on comic book
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Fun Movie

First, thank you to Alexander Gustaffson for selling me a copy of his yet unreleased film, Retro. And another thank you for putting in English subtitles as that certainly increased my enjoyment of the film. Retro ends up being a lot of fun. It is not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. Some other reviews have not been too kind to this movie. But I, for one, enjoyed Retro. This film is really up my alley. It's a zero budget homage/tribute to films of the past. We have Friday The 13th presented in the film Willy and Jimmy are watching. Of course, Dr. Robert Krueger is a tribute to Robert Englund and the role he made famous. Not to mention that distinct sweater that one of our main characters wears. The acting wasn't all that bad, although I wouldn't be looking for any Academy Award winning performances in here. But for a silly zero budget homage it works well. There were some genuinely funny moments in here for me, some stemming from the dialogue, such as the musical taste that includes Alice Cooper, Abba, and Ultravox. Talk about an odd combination. Other amusing moments came from the rather obvious cheap zombie masks used for creating the zombies. Or the toy and plastic dolls or even stick figures used for the living dead when they were shot. But I must also give the creators credit for trying to keep the zombies in shadows a lot of the time so it isn't so obvious that they are rubber masks. Retro, to me, was an entertaining movie. And given how much love is being given to movies that aren't exactly fantastic recently, witness the revival of popularity of Harold Olminsky, the Polonia Brothers and Todd Sheets, among many others, Retro doesn't seem to be out of place at all. I give Retro a rating of 6 out of 10.
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