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Bio Zombie

1998 1h 34m Comedy List
Reviews 65% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Two mall employees driving to work hit a man who drank a soda laced with a chemical that turns people into cannibals. Read More Read Less

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Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal Wilson Yip works well outside the genre for which he became best known, delivering visual kinetics & amplified aesthetics his fans will instantly recognize. Beyond that, "Bio Zombie" is largely a bore, an hour of hangouts before a lightly rousing finale. Rated: 2/5 Apr 19, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A silly and fairly entertaining 90s Japanese mall zombie movie. Was never released on DVD so you'll have to watch it on VHS, which makes it that much more awkward. Both the overdubbing and subtitles are appalling but it adds to its charm. A snapshot of 90s consumerism complete with early video bootlegs, expensive flip phones and game boy cameras. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Low budget Asian slick talking zombies in mall apocalypse. What more could you ask for. Full on good old campiness! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is no masterpiece, but it does have some good writing. The special effects aren't very good, and the camera is a little unsteady at times, but everything else is fine. One thing I like about low budget movies, is they usually make up for the terrible special effects with good characters, good story, few plot holes and other things that Hollywood sometimes forgets to do. It's not the best thing to ever come into existence, but I would recommend it to anybody who wants to see something original; Because it's about as original as you can get with zombies nowadays. (I'm not a professional reviewer. Can you tell?) I'm off to go see if I used these semicolons properly; however, before I go, four stars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Mildly amusing zombie horror-comedy complete with the general goofiness and bad acting we've come to expect from asian comedies. A trip down memory lane back to the kinder, simpler times of the late 90s. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow what a fun Movie. This is a film that knows what it is and stands as an excellent homage to the Romero zombie movies. This film is fun and so lax and plus an ending i didn't expect. If you want a good time but not go out of your way to focus on every frame then this is a good choice. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Two deadbeat slackers are left to defend the mall after a virulent outbreak transforms the locals in to flesh-eating ghouls in Hong Kong's cult horror comedy, BIOZOMBIE! BIOZOMBIE is immediately impacted by the popular survival horror video games of the mid-90's, frequently breaking the fourth wall as it warning the characters to "Reload" or "Find a Key" with visual cues on screen, while also including character stats as they enter the fray. Unlike in the disastrous HOUSE OF THE DEAD adaptation, this is presented in loving homage and not through distracting breakaways. The influence of George Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD and American pop culture is clearly present as well, given the mall setting and the tendency towards wry, irreverent humor. Director Wilson Yip feels no need to rush in to the zombie outbreak, and allows plenty of time for comedic actors Jordan Chan and Sam Lee to win the audience over with their playful misbehaving. Once the virus overtakes the mall, however, there is a steady stream of bloody action and slapstick as our small band of heroes hack and slash their way to safety. Japan would capitalize on this same trend in WILD ZERO, VERSUS, and JUNK before America saw its own major zombie resurgence in the early 2000's beginning with RESIDENT EVIL, 28 DAYS LATER, and the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Two mall employees driving to work hit a man who drank a soda laced with a chemical that turns people into cannibals.
Director
Wilson Yip
Producer
Joe Ma
Screenwriter
Matt Chow, Siu Man Sing, Wilson Yip
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
Chinese
Runtime
1h 34m