The gore is intense, though the story isn't entirely new. Perhaps a metaphor of mainland China's increasing authority over Hong Kong, this movie is best when overlooking any metaphor. This DVD is reasonably priced on Amazon. So, as the bird flu threatens a comeback....take a look at "Ebola Zombies" for some clarity on what to expect this summer.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Ebola Zombies, Hong Kong's Zombie Apocalypse
What do we get when SARS combines with Ebola? Today's movie! 2015 "Ebola Zombies" (aka "SARS Zombies") comes to us from Hong Kong, and may be ripped out of the headlines from last year. As SARS fizzled 10 years ago, the Ebola outbreak did the same (at least in the U.S.) last year. The dire predictions of entire U.S. cities being overrun by Ebola never manifested. In a weird sort of way, I really think this disappointed a lot of people. Survivalist wannabes who have been hording bottled water and Power Bars are convinced they will outlast their neighbors. In today's film, the outbreak is sudden, and no amount of preparation will spare anyone from the carnage. Heavy on the gore, and martial arts, this film paints a picture of what the Ebola outbreak could have been, if the fantasies of the demented played out like news services predicted it would.