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Danny Trejo likes to murder zombies, but will you enjoy watching him do it...?
Well Go USA / 93 Minutes / 2013 / Unrated / Street Date: October 8, 2013
Whether he actually has or not, it feels like Danny Trejo has already starred in at least five or six post-apocalyptic zombie thrillers. When he shows up in Zombie Hunter as a pastor named Jesus, leading his disciples through the rubble of their ruined world, we know exactly what we’re in for. Jesus has a warm heart, is always ready with some good advice, and when he must, he ain’t afraid to behead a frothing-at-the-mouth undead aggressor.
There’s no real need to break down the specifics of Zombie Hunter’s narrative shape – all you need to know is that a drug called Natas that got really popular with human beings, and it turned them into drooling zombies, and in order to stay alive, you have to know how to hide from them (when you’re not murdering them, of course). Our title character is a man referred to as The Hunter (Martin Copping), and along with a gang of fellow survivors, he spends Zombie Hunter’s thankfully short running time saving his own skin and kicking some ass.
It was not surprising to discover after having watched Zombie Hunter that it was a Kickstarter project. Not to say that every movie made with the crowd-sourcing program is a turkey, but there’s an ineptitude at work in this horror actioner that lends one to believe that the folks behind the cameras here were working off the grid a bit. Even as yet another Danny Trejo zombie massacre movie, it feels cobbled together.