A trend that won't die!
The action takes place at the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, which is usually more interesting than a post-apocalyptic timeline. That being said, it’s hard to redefine this subgenre, and Zombie Night doesn’t even try. Films by The Asylum, in the last few years, have made some of us roll our eyes, but you might want to give this one a chance despite its flaws.
The way the mood shifts from tense to sad in a few second is unbelievable. It happens more than once. There’s good pacing, most of the time, tight suspense, a couple of jump scares, and a generous amount of gore. Some actors do a convincing job, some fail to earn our sympathy. There’s nothing wrong with the execution, but the casting is questionable.
The make-up is decent, but nothing you won’t forget tomorrow. The best elements of this film remind us of Night of the Living Dead. Again, nobody’s reinventing the wheel. This is comfort food. These families are being decimated with absolutely no pity from the writers, which is the best part about Zombie Night, but passed a certain threshold, this turns into every other zombie flick.