The following pages analyze 99 horror films grouped in 16 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.
Not sure I needed the cutaways to that awful country singer, who spoon-feeds the narrative every now and then, while destroying the pacing. It’s different, but it’s not pleasant. Then again, it’s the only thing you’ll remember this film by a year from now. The characters are colorful, eccentric, and I wouldn’t call them stereotypes. The underdog becomes the star and the star, well, becomes no one.
Forty minutes in, I still had no clue what I was watching. As it turns out, and as you’ll realize if you’re patient, this is an unusual zombie flick with a pinch of slasherism. It’s a slapstick horror comedy with jokes right out of a sitcom. Some jokes feel like they were meant for someone else. Some jokes will make you piss your pants. The gore is hilarious and disproportionate.
The things Dead & Breakfast has in common with Night of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, and Thriller make it interesting and fun. That said, I can’t help leaving this one with a bad after taste. It felt incomplete. It felt redundant. I never cared about the poorly assorted characters. I love musicals, but the music, here, rubbed me the wrong way.