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  • TBC
  • Comedy, Horror
  • 1998
  • 94 mins

Bio Zombie

Bio Zombie

Synopsis

A chemical infested soft drink turns people into flesh-eating zombies. Soon a whole shopping mall is full of the walking dead. Bit like Brent Cross on a Monday morning

About

Hong Kong is best known for martial arts action movies and Manga animation but when it does produce a horror film, it is definitely going to be outside the western mainstream, even if, in this case, there is a nod to zombie-meister George A Romero's Dawn Of The Dead.

A tainted soft drink (called Chemical Weapon, arf!) creates the first zombies who then go on to infect others in a shopping mall where only a handful of young employees, led by the curiously named Woody Invincible (Jordan Chan) and Crazy Bee (Lee Chan-Sam), can stop them.

Basic but irreverent, gloriously silly gore that’s genuinely enjoyable and cleverly filmed - midway through a computer game screen appears over the action. Occasionally Bio Zombie is very Bill & Ted, as our teenage heroes battle the blotchy, peeling skin legions not quite taking their perilous situation seriously. All the same, there are a couple of flesh eating scenes that will test your appetite.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Lai Suk-Yi, Lee Chan-Sam, Jordan Chan, Lok Dat-Dut, Frankie Chan
  • Director: Wilson Yip
  • Writer: Siu Man Sing, Matt Chow
  • Producer: Joe Ma Wai-Ho
  • Photographer: Keung Kwok-Man
  • Composer: Peter Kam

In a nutshell

Bio Zombie joins the ranks of slapstick horror movies with as much humour and visual gags as chunk-blowing thrills.

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