Tuesday, January 24, 2006

DVD Review: All Souls Day

I picked this one up simply for the fact that Jeffrey Combs is in it. He's long been one of my favorite genre actors and his acting in The Frighteners is one of his greatest performances. Thus, I was excited to see All Souls Day. Well, needless to say, the excitement wore off pretty quickly. It's not one of Combs finer roles and the acting throughout the film is pretty sad. Combs is only in it for the opening segment also, so if you're a fan like me, just know that he's not the main character in the film. The film is about a sleepy Mexican town where many years ago, a greedy landowner led the entire town into the mine where the Queen of the Dead's tomb was found. During the celebration, every townmember except the sheriff, is killed in an explosion. We now jump ahead 53 years later and a young couple gets trapped in the town on the Day of the Dead. It's taken literally in this town since all the people that died in the mine, come out to feast. While it's not the best zombie flick, there's some decent scenes here and there scattered throughout. However, the main character is too much of a pain to listen to for me to recommend this one. This one had potential, but the characters killed it. **1/2 out of *****.

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