Saturday, 22 October 2011
DVD review: Blood Pigs (Video 2010)
Brian Paulin´s latest flick and again Brian takes on multiple roles. He writes, directs, plays a small role in the film, handles cinematography, is film editor and designs/handles special effects makeup.
At this point in the zombie genre, we’ve been there and done this but Blood Pigs is a new take on the genre, in this film 99 percent of the worlds has been destroyed by a bio-chemical war. Technology is obsolete and the soil has been polluted leaving people with barely any food. The survivors try to continue on by hunting and consuming the living dead which has dire results as the dead flesh begins to mutate with the bio-chemical still in the atmosphere. People's digestive systems begin to evolve and force their way out of victims mouths to search for food on their own. Mutations spiral out of control into a grotesque finale.
The movie takes the zombie genre, raises the stakes and escalates in an interesting way. The acting ranges from good to barely passable, but let's be honest; the effects are what counts here, and this movie delivers. The zombie makeup, the dry shambling, falling apart type, is great. Paulin successfully creates a feeling of hopelessness for the remaining humans and builds up a creepy atmosphere introducing the blood pigs for the first time. The blood pig creatures are very ambitiously created and gruesome.
Fans of Morbid Vision Films earlier flicks (Bone Sickness and Fetus) will enjoy seeing this stuff. There is plenty of over the top gore, as you can expect from a Brian Paulin film, as bodies are torn, pulled, eaten, beheaded and chewed up.
Blood Pigs was voted "the goriest movie of 2010" in Rue Morgue magazine's readers poll.
Rating: 6 out of 7. Blood Pigs is a fresh and original take on the zombie genre so give it a chance. Gore-hounds will be pleased by the copious amount of blood and gore that is on display.