Meanwhile there are also running zombies. But the classic models, which only move slowly, slurping, are only truly scary under one of two conditions: either the zombies suddenly appear from behind you, or the zombies approach in huge masses.
A few years ago, however, Colin Minihan found a third possibility in his film “It Stains The Sands Red”: His protagonist Molly (Brittany Allen), who was thrown out of the car by her macho guy, suddenly finds herself being attacked by a single zombie (Juan Riedinger ) pursued again in the middle of the desert. Even in her high heels, which are inappropriate for the situation, she is still faster than the undead who are after her brain…
… but unlike the zombie in tow, she needs to rest or even sleep sometimes, which is why her pursuer keeps getting close to her. You can test whether the idea, which is as simple as it is ingenious, also works for you on August 24, 2022, when the Tele5 broadcaster will broadcast “It Stains The Sands Red” in its program from 11:55 p.m.
If the TV date is too late for you or you would rather see the film without annoying advertising, it is also available on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon:
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After a prelude in which Molly repeatedly has to put enough distance between herself and her undead pursuers in order not to be eaten during the next break, “It Stains The Sands Red” develops its real qualities especially in the second third, where the Film further developed into a kind of “‘Swiss Army Man’ with a zombie instead of a corpse”:
For example, Molly turns her “Smalls” zombie (stands for “small penis”) into a personal porter by putting a car tire with a rubber dinghy attached around his neck (#zombie hacks).
Molly and Smalls make a really great “team” that’s a pleasure to watch survival trek through the desert! But then the film goes on for a long time in the last third, long after Smalls has said goodbye to the story – and then that’s really just “The Walking Dead“ with too little budget and few fresh ideas.
The conclusion of the DashFUN criticism is therefore: Everything with Molly and her zombie is great, everything around it less – here too, less would have been more.
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