'The Zombie Farm'
(Khotan, Adriana Catano, Roberto Montesinos, Monica Munoz, et al / DVD / NR / (2009) 2011 / Maya Entertainment)
Overview: A small town in the South is terrorized when Zombies and Voodoo collide!
DVD Verdict: After her thoughtful piece on domestic violence is rejected by the studio, an independent filmmaker sets out to expose a fraudulent faith healer, but instead, the two find themselves surrounded by the undead when a rival santera gives abuse victims a horrifying answer to their problems.
Ricardo Islas follows in the grand tradition of George Romero in using the zombie film as a platform for a more profound social issues. Islas instills a heavy Latino influence, while examining the debilitating effects of domestic abuse and the loss of Mexican-American culture through Americanization.
Guilty parties in either of the above offenses become undead slaves who are completely rid of their heritage and soul. Although the social agenda can be heavy-handed at times, its bold approach is a welcomed change to the tired zombie picture.
But don't think that 'Zombie Farm' isn't humorless, for it isn't. Indeed, the lead investigator is well cast and cracks a joke here and there along the way (for good measure, of course).
In truth, 'Zombie Farm' only produces mild scares and very little blood, which will appeal more to fans of films like 'Zombie Honeymoon' or 'Attack Of The Vegan Zombie' rather than the gore crowd. [CM] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
A Behind-the-Scenes Featurette