Boy Eats Girl
The basic storyline is thus; Nathan is in love with his bets friend Jessica, but doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between friends and lovers. On the nigh he tries to, things go south and he finds himself home along with a bottle of whiskey and manages to hang himself.
When solo mum comes home and finds him dead she uses voodoo magic to bring him back to life – as a flesh eating zombie. Soon half the school is infected and it’s up to Nathan to resist temptation and save his girlfriend to be and his two best mates from a ton rapidly being run over by zombies.
As a zombie movie, Boy Eats Girl breaks from tradition by allowing the zombies to run fast and have immense physical powers. Not only that, but the usual blunt force trauma to the head won’t kill these flesh craving beast, no, they are near impossible to kill.
Though [Spoiler Alert] Nathan’s love interest does utalise a hedge trimming tractor to dispense of a fair number of the living dead with copious amounts of bright red blood and flying body parts.
Predictable and cheesy there are more laughs than there are shocks and Boy Eats Girl sits squarely in the check your brains at the door, boys night in category.
One thing Boy Eats Girl does to break from the cliché’s of B Grade horror however, is the purposeful avoidance of gratuitous nudity. For which it is to be commended. Though for the really sensitive viewers (who probably shouldn’t be watching a Zombie slasher anyway!) there is gratuitous cleavage.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: R16 – Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Horror.
Duration: 80 mins.
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Black Comedy, Zombie.
Director: Stephen Bradley.
Actors: Laurence Kinlan, Samantha Mumba, Tadhg Murphy, David Leon, Mark Huberman.
Distributor: Magna Pacific.
Release Date: Available now.