Monday, October 31, 2016

October Horror Movie Challenge - Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015)

Synopsis: Set in between the events of the video games Dead Rising 2 and 3, report Chase Carter finds himself trapped a walled-in quarantine area when a zombie outbreak happens.

The Good: Rob Riggle is fucking inspired as Frank West. Sure he's Rob Riggle playing every other Rob Riggle character, but he's a damn good Frank. The movie is full of references to the video games. It was fun seeing all of the ridiculous homemade weaponry. I liked the new protagonist, Chase. He seems to fit into the Dead Rising mythos nicely.

The Bad: The acting in this movie isn't great. It's B at best. The plot has been done over and over.

Final Thoughts:  Ultimately this movie is a nice B zombie flick. However, if you're a fan of the Dead Rising video games you'll get quite a few laughs and nods out of the setting specific elements. You can watch the movie and it's sequel (which includes Dead Rising 2's Chuck Greene) on Crackle.

In Your Game: Here are stats for Frank West. I think he'd be a great cast member for an Army of Darkness game. He's covered wars, you know?

New To Me Movies Watched: 21
Total Movies Watched: 36

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