Previous years have seen films that had Nazi zombies and zombies against cockney British gangsters, so why can't there be a film that has zombies against Yakuza? Deadman Inferno is a Japanese horror-comedy that does just that. After taking a cocktail of drugs and cough syrup, a drug dealer becomes patient zero of a zombie outbreak, which quickly spreads across Zeni Island. However, the Yakuza are more than capable to fight back against the zombies, using everything from martial arts, to guns, to samurai swords.
Deadman Inferno is a quite enjoyable zombie film, which is full of much self-aware comedy. At its core, the film is a Yakuza crime story that just happens to involve zombies. In fact, the film features a primary human antagonist in the form, rival Yakuza, Sorimaci, who also comes to the island. The film features some great action and some gory and comedic zombie deaths. Those who like both zombie horror-comedy and Japanese action films will likely be happy with the entertaining combination presented within Deadman Inferno.
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- Sat, July 25, 6:45 PM - Concordia Hall Theatre