Zoofeet & P. Floyd Piranha
Lisa M. DeHaven as Lisa Dubois
Tyrone Taylor as Tyrone Robinson
W. E. Benson as Pa
P. Floyd Piranha as Junior
Zoofeet as Billy Bob (Elly May)
By The Zombie Master, Lee Roberts
Once upon a time, there lived a man by the name of Lloyd Kaufman. One day, Lloyd met Michael Herz, and they decided to create Troma Entertainment. This would be not only for the benefit of Lloyd and Michael but Troma would also be an outlet for other independent film makers to release their material. On the other end of the world (not really, probably just a few hundreds miles actually), was an inventive director by the name of Pericles Lewnes who had a Video camcorder and thought that was all he needed to make a movie. Mr. Kaufman was very impressed with Mr. Lewnes’ work and agreed to buy and shop the movie for a percentage of the profits. Thus history was made and Redneck Zombies was born.
Redneck Zombies starts with Tyrone Robinson (Tyrone Taylor), an army soldier, transporting a 30 gallon drum of toxic waste in the back of a Jeep. The drum is not strapped down so when Tyrone hits a bump in the road, the drum falls out and rolls down a ravine. Tyrone attempts to retrieve the drum but a redneck with a gun stops him. Tyrone decides that his well being is more important and promptly leaves without the drum of toxic waste.
Changing scenes we now see a group of rednecks, led by Pa (W. E. Benson( that has come up with a brilliant idea. They are going to use this 30 gallon drum to make moonshine. The batch happens to come out with a green tint and a much stronger taste but they deliver it to their customers anyway.
While all of this is going on, a group of campers have been hiking through the very same area in search of a good place to set up camp. Once located, they put up their tents, light a fire, pull out the adult beverages and herbal sustenance, and proceed to rough it.
In the mean time, the aforementioned rednecks have drank the tainted shine, keeled over dead, and been reanimated by whatever toxic material was left in the drum. When the two groups finally meet, a discovery is made. The zombie rednecks are hungry and the campers don’t taste that bad.
Redneck Zombies is a great film for what it is and for what it is not. What is Redneck Zombies? It is funny (zombie autopsy performed by a veterinarian student on acid), gory (lower half of body found with no upper half except for the left over organs) and original (you can take out these zombies with a certain kind of deodorant spray). What isn’t Redneck Zombies? It isn’t high quality (filmed for about 10K on a handheld VHS camcorder), it won’t win any awards for dialogue (“quit yer sassin’ boy! I pulled you outta yer mother and I’ll shove ya right back in!”), and it doesn’t take itself seriously (just look at the title).
If you are looking for an over produced “Scream 5” Hollywood horror film then pass by this one in your friendly neighborhood Blockbuster. If, however, you have the ability to remove the stick from your butt that society has so graciously placed there, then look for Redneck Zombies and have a great time. You look like you need it.