An idyllic hunting trip organized by Craig Thompson and his three friends is disrupted when he finds out that his fiancee and witness fool around with each other behind his back. To make things worse, his cousin seems to change into a killing machine, while a Chupacabra virus spreads rapidly and locals transforms into zombies.
Genre : Horror/Comedy
Country : USA
Matthew Albrecht : Craig
Isaac Harrison : Lance
Dru Lockwood : Tom
Jarrod Pistilli : Jerry
“Buckwild” is a very typical B–movie in the zombie genre. Occasionally I enjoy a B-movie but in “Buck Wild” everything is really missing to make it an enjoyable film. It‘s trying hard to be funny, but nowhere I encountered a comic section. Additionally, it wants to be a horror, but tension and gore scenes fail. That doesn’t lead to the desired result also. Eventually I was watching this movie fairly uninterested and kept watching just out of curiosity to see how this meaningless movie would end.
Four friends go on a weekend somewhere in a godforsaken rear corner of America to hunt deer. Craig (Matthew Albrecht) is the naive dorky idiot who is organizing the weekend. As gullible as he is, he did not even know his girlfriend is at home going from one party to another and also has an affair with Lance (Isaac Harrison), who is also part of the group. Lance is an incredible narcissist and an inveterate womanizer. Tom (Dru Lockwood) is the petty whiner of the company. A real coward and hygiene freak. He’s such a wimp that sleeps in the evening with eye patches on and in the morning uses a face mask and cucumbers on his eyes. Jerry (Jarrod Pistilli) is the tough macho who goes outside in the morning and does his Oriental exercises completely naked. You immediately understand that these four individuals should ensure funny situations because of the chemistry between them. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Its a complete failure on this part and the humor feels utterly forced and unnatural. It looked like a ” Porky’s ” episode .
In the Redneck town they run into Billy Ray (Mark Leslie Ford), the “Badass” of the village as he calls himself. A real fag who speaks with a posh English accent while a boa is draped around his neck. How do they come up with such an idea ? He’s also surrounded by a gang of morons. If you would sum those clodhoppers their IQ, you won’t get to the level of a typical toddler. Eventually, they got rid of this gang of idlers by the local sheriff who looks like someone from “The Dukes of Hazzard“. Arriving at the weekend house, they meet the owner Clyde , a fairly ugly peasant and irascible, and his daughter Candy, a lascivious well-formed country girl who likes to please the male part of the population a lot. What they don’t know is that Clyde was recently bitten by a chupacabra . What this ultimately is and where it comes from, you’ll never know . Suddenly it was there . And suddenly it’s gone. No sensible explanation about that at all.
You can already guess what the immediate consequences will be. Before you know it, the whole population of the town is affected by this strange, unknown disease, and the four friends are suddenly on a bizarre survival weekend. Jerry suddenly shows that he‘s master in survival techniques and an expert in the field of zombies. There are several zombie comedies made in the past and this one really brings nothing new. The only funny moment was the alternative use of a frozen fish and the influence a space cake has on a zombie. For the rest there is just a bit of splashing with blood ,which is implemented in an amateurish way, and a horde of zombies who stumble across the screen. At times they even used a sophisticated way to bring that into view: they just filmed it a bit faster.
Towards the end, it really didn’t matter to me who would survive this chaos. They started to get on my nerves in such a way that they didn’t deserve to survive this tidal wave of zombies. “Buck Wild“ is really a low–budget film and I have to hand it to them however, they didn’t even tried to hide it. Ultimately, it is only a “not to be taken seriously” zombie movie where the main objective is to mix atrocities with airy black humor. Unfortunately, the two categories were not sufficiently developed: a shortage of bloody situations and a total lack of humor.
My rating 2/10
Links : IMDB