After the stress of the Holidays, I like to unwind with a cheesy Holiday horror flick. Hulu provided me with the perfect offering: Silent Night, Zombie Night. The lure of a Santa Zombie pulled me right in; this was going to be quality entertainment.
Pull curtains. A woman (Nadine Stenovitch) sits in her car crying as her neighbor walks up to her car and BAM! Bitch is taken down by a zombie. Luckily for the crying woman (her name is Sarah by the way), she keeps a baseball bat in the car. Cut to two cops fighting crime when BAM! One of them gets his foot stuck in hungry zombie mouth.
Our three happy go lucky characters meet up at Nash’s (now with a bullethole in his foot) pad and work on surviving the zombie apocalypse. Frank (Jack Forcinito), Nash’s partner and Sarah’s husband, shot Nash (Andy Hopper) in the foot whilst defending him from the flesh eating fiends and poor Nash is so pale with his makeup caked on his eyelids.
Frank likes to look off in the distance when he has lines. I think he studied acting with David Caruso.
Nash spends a good portion of the film unconscious–it’s like his thing. Sarah and Frank, on the verge of separation, argue and dance the horizontal tango. Mr. Caruso, ahem, Frank realizes the slow zombies rely on smell. Isn’t it handy that Nash still has some deer piss/ammonia/whatever it is hunters use to mask their smell laying around even though he’s not a hunter? Frank plays with the zombies and meets another survivor. I was sure this dude was some super creeper psycho type but he’s not. He’s just chilling in the attic. Nash wakes up and declares his undying love for Sarah while they play a rousing drunken game of “Right now I would kill for…”
So yeah, Nash then runs out to help Frank. They shoot each other. Caruso thinks Nash is dead but attic dude saves him. Caruso/Frank returns to Sarah and then some Australian dude and his henchmen show up and says some sciency stuff about the zombies and invites them back to their erm…headquarters? The Aussie goes to gather attic dude at Frank’s request but it doesn’t work out so well for him. His henchwoman runs allllll the way back to Frank and Sarah through a milling crowd of deadheads and Frank cuffs her because she’s got red on her.
Blah Blah Blah. More people get eaten. Frank and Nash reunite to fight more zombie baddies. They both get bitten and Sarah has to kill the only two men she ever loved. Boohoo. Roll credits.
I have to admit, I LOVED this flick. It was terrible on an absolutely beautiful level. The acting was good enough to keep you watching but bad enough to give you plenty of comedic entertainment. The CGI was horrorful (and even worse…outdated) but you should know by now that I am a staunch supporter of puppetry and a major hater of the CGI. But, you could tell these people were really super serial about their film; they put their hearts into it….
You should definitely check it out and give them some love!