Raiders of Living Dead (2000) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Raiders of the Living Dead had accumulated a lengthy stay on my dust-ridden shelves before I finally got around to cracking open the cheap plastic casing and popping the disk into my DVD drive. I wasn’t really expecting much from the beginning as it had only cost me a mere five pounds but I was prepared to sit back and watch anyway.
The movie itself stands merely as a simple time waster offering very little new, nor exciting. Its setbacks are the shoddy and over-the-top acting mainly originating from the younger actors, the cheesy special effects, and the downright lack of zombies. These ‘Smurf-grey’ coloured zombies do make an appearance, don’t get me wrong, but they don’t really seem to make much of an impact until later, an impact that wasn’t going to be shaking anyone’s world anyway. Sadly, my zombie taste buds were only ticked.
Raiders of the Living Dead seems more focused on the young lad’s ridiculous laser gun, formed from parts of a VHS player. If a VHS player can make a laser gun like that, it stands no chance against today’s DVD players. Come on, how often does opening part of a VHS player send a laser ray out that sizzles your hamster?
It also appears the directors were seriously trying to make up some extra time in this 86 minute movie. How necessary are extended scenes of a guy walking past a metal fence, and uneventfully boring nightmares.
Raiders of the Living Dead hasn’t aged well either. Only made in 1986, it already looks far more outdated compared to other movies of it’s time.
Sadly, Raiders of the Living Dead offers little new and is probably as far away as you can possibly go from receiving an Oscar nomination. For me, the movie simply made it’s marks as a mere time-waster. And for five pounds, what do you expect? If you catch it cheap like I did, maybe consider purchasing. But any higher than bargain bin prices then I seriously recommend staying away.
About Raiders of Living Dead (2000)
Starring: Robert Deveau, Robert Allen, Donna Asali, Corri Burt, Leonard Corman
Director: Samuel M. Sherman