Movie Review: Doc of the Dead

Doc of the Dead (2014)


81 min  -  Documentary  -  14 June 2014 (USA)

Ratings: 6.6/10 from 477 users
Reviews: 4 user | 31 critic

The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.


Alexandre O. Philippe


Chad Herschberger, Alexandre O. Philippe


Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Steven Barton | See full cast and crew »

Initial Thoughts:

This is a movie I watched on a plane on my way to Las Vegas, it was short and I do love horror movies, so I gave it a try. While I didn’t do a Halloween post this year I decided today was an appropriate day to put this up, so Happy Halloween everyone! Try to get a good scare, or at least a good treat somewhere.

Main Points:

This movie goes through why zombie movies have become such a huge hit and interviews many of the stars/directors/writers currently involved with it. I thought the interviews were excellent (some were quite funny) and I got to learn a few things about Robert Kirkman and George Romero that I didn’t know before. I found it funny that Kirkman almost seems to be disappointed that the Walking Dead TV show has done so well, I hope he was just kidding! Also I had no idea that Romero actually did a movie with a zombie who was the hero of the film! I thought this a very original idea.

The movie also shows conventions, a massive zombie walk (which was pretty cool) and of course obsessed fans who take their love of zombies a little too seriously. I also enjoyed how Max Brooks points out how mainly people in society have become so obsessed with their phones/tablets that they almost behave like zombies anyway! It was both funny and sad as I’ve met people who could not carry on a conversation for more than a few minutes without looking down at their phone.

Aside from this their are some disturbing/super gory clips which I didn’t enjoy. One in particular Re-Animator features a very disturbing scene where a disembodied living head is held by the body and performs oral sex on a woman. Thankfully they don’t show the whole clip during this film but it’s enough to still freak the average viewer out (including me!).

Final Thoughts:

I have to mention another clip from Dawn of the Dead, it literally shows a man lower half being ripped off and torn apart, very gory and stomach turning. While the movie itself is a classic (can’t say I ever saw it though) if this is the level of gore in it, I don’t think I could ever watch it. Overall I enjoyed this documentary but due to extreme gore, I would give it 7/10 and  a very careful recommendation. This should only be seen by ages 18+ and then only those with a good tolerance for gore.  Oh in case you’re wondering we have two trick-or-treaters (my niece and nephew) so while that’s a little disappointing, it does leave lots of leftover candy! Have a good one all, until next time which will be pictures and my thoughts on our three part trip in October.


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