ASIAN FILM - Review
15:00 - 3rd October 2015, by NEO Staff

Zombie Fight Club

Taiwanese director Joe Chien loves his shuffling corpses. Following Zombie 108, he unleashes another flesh hungry horde in Zombie Fight Club, a movie of two distinct parts. The first half sees a police SWAT team caught up in a zombie outbreak inside an apartment building, where cop Andy (Andy On) and Jenny (Jessica Cambensy) both scramble to escape the sudden undead onslaught. Then, the second half sees the two characters forced to fight zombies in an underground arena for the amusement of Wu Ming (Jack Kao), the creepy dude who runs the facility and his squad of sexy dominatrices.

Scantily clad ladies are a recurring element – model Jessica Cambensy spends the entire movie in her underwear, and all the female cast members are beautiful. But it’s the dudes who handle the zombie-mashing. Andy On is right at home in the stunt work, and his tussle with another inmate in the arena, played by action choreographer Philip Ng, is a showcase for their talents.

The acting is mixed – some of the supporting cast are surprisingly good, but Cambensy mainly screams and runs away a lot. Chien’s storytelling can be haphazard and his transitions between scenes can be clumsy, but he throws gore at the screen with manic enthusiasm. The dodgy CGI reveals the film’s modest budget, and it’s a shame more of the mayhem couldn’t have been produced using physical special effects instead of computers.

Zombie Fight Club is trashy, exploitation horror, but Chien’s gore-drenched style ensures he delivers entertaining trash.
SCORE: 3/5
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