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DIRECTOR: Steven C. Miller RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2006 RATING (US): NR
CAST: Garrett Jones, Juliet Reeves, William Howard Bowman et al.
// review by Meow

Unrated, undead, and underwhelming

"One of the best zombie films in decades"

"The holy grail of true independent horror films" -also

These and more great praises are plastered all over the box of this film. Hot dang, with all this praise, how could this be anything other than gold?! Automaton Transfusion is another "zombie" flick that plagued the world from the mid-2000s to early 2010s set in a remote city somewhere in the USA. It follows a rather generic plot of "patient zero attacked hospital staff and from there more 'zombies' were created, and they spread in a mad plague of flesh-eating maniacs, and the only ones who can save the day are the local teens" and doesn't really do anything special with the plot. The "zombie" virus was created by the government, and of course it went wild. There is one weird problem with the film in that there isn't really any defined main character, instead just killing off characters left and right and following random people who sometimes I don't know where they came from. It gets confusing, but where the money for this $30k budgeted film went into was the gore effects.

"Pushes the outer envelope on on-screen violence" ( really does describe some of the messed up focused shots on the violence in this film. There's plenty of moments where you just see the "zombies" basically chew people's skin off and rip people apart, even hilariously showing one "zombie" ripping a lady's head off by the hair, just popping the thing off like she was a Lego figure or something. Just POP and it's off. I have to say, the thing that made me laugh and go "WHAT" was when a "zombie" walks up to a pregnant lady, punches her in the gut, rips out the fetus and eats it, all the while the pregnant lady's all like "No! My baby!"

Freshest baby back ribs you can get.

This film was really something special and not really in a good or bad way. It's... certainly a generic "zombie" film with excessive violence. The film also feels like it was dubbed in post, but iMDB swears it's American-made, so who knows. It ends with a "TO BE CONTINUED", but considering 11 years have passed since its release, and with the decline of interest in "zombie" films, I doubt Part 2 will ever come. Looking into it, according to Wikipedia, this was intended to be a trilogy. I'll be honest: I'm not even sure how all this came to be in my possession beyond my mom handing it to me because for some reason it was in her collection of films, and she didn't want it or know where it came from. I had never heard of it before now, and I doubt you'll hear anyone else ever tell you about it either.

Hope they have enough Bandaids.

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