The Walking Deceased, a Zombie Invasion

Zombies walk the streets

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Mixing comedy with horror the film The Walking Deceased combines the genres in an attempt to attract the younger crowd. Now on DVD the film makes a good attempt, but the low budget, novice direction and amateur acting fails to entertain. The production starts out on the right foot, but they try to spoof too many films without good vision and many amateurs spoil the pot.

There’s been a major apocalypse in the world and people are turning into zombies. In a small town we find the Sheriff in a coma with the locals trying to fend off a massive attack by the undead. A small group has huddled at the local mall and are hoping to find a safer place to hold up until the government can come up with a solution. They check out the hospital for zombies and find that the Sheriff has awakened from his coma. This leads the group to celebrate at his strip club. Getting overrun by more of the walking dead the group heads for “Safe-Haven”.

Zombies walk the streets
Zombies walk the streets

First time feature director Scott Dow takes his crew to a small town in Texas for his shoot. With low budget indie money locations chosen for the shoot become the mall, streets and a local farm. His actors have short or no resumes at all, the high definition cameras could have used softer lenses and filters and the attack scenes look like they are shot on the run. That said, the movie does has some attributes and that’s the fact that it does give opportunities for actors to hone their talent and directors to become better bringing in their film.
The Sheriff awakens from a coma:


“Behind the Scenes” This gets separated into two parts, ‘Cast and Crew’ and ‘Zombies’. This is a compilation of wild shots taken during the filming of the movie showing the actors in costume, some choreography, make-up and tom foolery.
“Deleted Scenes” There are five deleted scenes to go through one of which is an extended scene of the strip club showing a blood soaked woman chained to a bar.

The Walking Deceased has been rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use.

Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Ali and Andrew Pozza with Dave Sheridan
Director: Scott Dow
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min
Original Theatrical Release Date: March 20, 2015
Video Release Date: April 24, 2015
Language: English
Format: DVD
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Subtitles: None
Number of Discs: 1 Disc
Distributed by: ARC Entertainment

Writer, critic, film editor John Delia, Sr. has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 20 years and other publications for a total of 40 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Send John a message at