‘Dead Shack’ Review: Exploding Heads, Zombie Carnage, and Plenty of Dad Jokes [Fantasia Film Festival]
Posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Matt Donato
For fans of chuckle-happy zombie schlock, I present to you Peter Ricq’s Dead Shack, a scrappy Sam-Raimi-esque vision birthed from cabin-in-the-woods campfire stories. Laughs are bloody and sentiments family-driven, but one of the more impressive aspects is a low-budget production that masks shoestring restraints (“shoestring” being relative). Gore effects are squeamish and pulpy, unblemished by budgetary shortcomings – and there’s certainly no shortage of flesh-snacking examples to choose from.
A genre film that knows how to have fun while splattering a few heads in the process? You have my attention.