Director – Jason Griscom
Starring – Steven A. Grainger (Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Super Tromette Action Movie Go!), Colleen Galeazzi, and Jennifer Strickland
Release Date – 2003
Rating – 3/5
After watching a little more well known horror films with bigger budgets, I decided to venture back to the no budget indie flicks that I absolutely adore. With Tank 432, Willard, and Ben I was able to see some rather unique stories that I often don’t get to check out but with indie horror there is several sub-genres and trends I enjoy depending on when they were made.
Zombie films seem to be everywhere right now thanks to the popularity ofThe Walking Dead but just 10 short years ago the horror community rarely got zombie flicks with the exception of a few no budget flicks here and there. One of those films is the 2003 horror comedy Come Get Some! This was a new one to me after seeing a few images shared on Facebook. I was able to track down actor Steven A. Grainger and he was kind enough to send a review copy my way. Thanks Steven!
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows a small town facing a zombie outbreak. A group of kick ass girls fight back but find themselves overpowered and that is when a special agent of a zombie task force steps in to help where they learn that the outbreak was planned by a secret agency trying to use the situation as a way gain funding. Now, the group must stop the organization and their undead army before the place is level by a bomb designed to prevent wide spread infection.**Spoiler Alert**
I’ve always had a love for no budget horror films. This can quickly be traced back to when I first saw films like Night of the Living Dead and Evil Dead. Granted, both these films had bigger budgets than most of the films I watch but they still don’t have the polish of most of the theatrical flicks we can find everywhere. What they lack in money they more than make up for in heart. Come Get Some! was made on a shoestring budget but was still able to deliver a fun watch.
The acting in this one is fucking entertaining but you can easily notice the amateur cast that, at the time, lacked on screen experience. They had fun and gave it their all which really shows.
The story for this one is pretty bold considering the film’s budget. We have government conspiracy, zombie slaying, and redneck wrestling. The film has a lot going on which will be very enticing for b-movie fans. The pacing is great, the story is just so out there it works for a horror comedy, and it is able to deliver some funny moments and memorable characters.
Finally, there is plenty of on screen kills in this one. The kills do show the film’s budget but incorporate a lot of classic movie magic and camera tricks. These kills are gruesome and bloody but the effects could be a lot better. Overall, Come Get Some! is a classic no budget zombie flick that is perfect for some late night viewing with some beer. Check it out.