Originally Posted by Tzar Chasm
Just way he'd a film on horror channel called cowboys and zombies, the acting was fair to middlng and the sets and costumes were up to scratch, the effects were ok too, the plot was a bit formulaic but that's to be expected, what i found interesting was that according to imdb it was made for about 30k which is piddling ammount in the movie business
I had to go watch the film after this post.
The sets and customs are as good as you can get. The prosthetics on the zombies where also top notch, although I wouldn't in a million years use those type of prosthetics I think they look daft.
The special effects are beginner stuff, they're terrible. They got the action essentials pack (which I have) and used the effects in their most basic form. At one stage I doubted whether they actually had action essentials because they kept using the same blood splatter effect over and over again. The guins are real though, they are using blanks and there's nothing fake about the gun shots.
They did seem to have good equipment at some stages of the film, the tracking shots where they follow along with the action must have been done with some fairly expensive equipment it's awful hard to get a steady shot when the camera is moving.
I'd say time and money restrictions meant they had to make the most of each day, there's a lack of shots, where a high budget film would have used 10 different angles they where forced to use 1 or 2.
Special effects wise we can easily do better, I hope to get the chance to run a test on effects this weekend. I'll do a zombie getting shot in the head and will try to work out a blade to the head.