Day of the Dead: Bloodline movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s fair to say they both blend together fine and result in a decent concept, but this flat zombie film is extremely dumb and pointless. The characters are unlikeable and the themes are terrible.


A group of military personnel and survivalists live in an underground bunker as they attempt to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.

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Movie details

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Cast: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum, Marcus Vanco, Mark Rhino Smith, Cristina Serafini, Lillian Blankenship, Shari Watson
Writer: Mark Tonderai, Lars Jacobson
Release Date (Australia): 14 October 2018
Runtime: 90 minutes/1h 30m
Genre: Action, Horror, Drama
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features strong horror themes and scenes of sexual assault and people being attacked by zombies.

Violence (R18+)

There are frequent scenes that feature depictions of dismemberment, mutilation, shootings and people being attacked and eaten by zombies, often accompanied by very large gory blood sprays and spatters.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features several aggressive uses of the word “f**k”.

Nudity (PG)

The film contains brief magazine photos that feature female breasts nudity.

Sex (PG)

A man and woman are depicted undressing and engaging in sexual activity on a bed, but are interrupted.

mpaa rating

R (for bloody violence and gore, language and brief sexuality/nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The sequences of impressively explosive zombie gore and the somewhat original plot can’t rescue the extremely unlikeable idiot-heroes making the dumbest horror movie decisions. Day of the Dead: Bloodline is a laughable zombie action-horror flick with a touch of drama that’s impossible to take seriously, but it doesn’t mean to be a comedy. The performances and writing are just terrible.

Bloodline focuses on survivalists in an underground bunker who attempt to seek a cure for the zombie infections. The part that’s slightly original but is still utterly infuriating is the small bit of hope being left within one sexually assaultive d###head of a zombie who the characters need, despite him being an absolute creep. The biggest thing worth discussing is the poor writing, mainly for what’s written for the characters.

It’s already a stereotype, but the so-called ‘protagonists’ of this movie are offensively stupid and are definitely the dumbest survivalists left in this world. Not only are they dumber than children in horror movies, who curiously walk towards the danger, but they have super unlikeable personalities. They’re the reason the majority of humanity gets ripped apart by zombies. The only treat of this movie is the bloody zombie action.

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