ZOMBIE PIRATES (2014) Reviews of Blind Dead-inspired horror

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‘Rising out of the sea to eat you alive’
Zombie Pirates is a 2014 American horror film about a young woman who makes human sacrifices in return for treasure.

Written and directed by Steve Sessions. Executive produced by Fred Olen Ray (director of Piranha Women; Super SharkDire WolfGlass TrapThe Unliving/Tomb of the WerewolfEvil ToonsHaunting FearAlienatorCycloneDeep SpaceStar SlammerThe Tomb; BiohazardScalps)

A dangerous young woman (Sarah French) offers up human sacrifices to a ghost ship of the dead in return for an ancient treasure. When she comes up one sacrifice short, her zombie masters exact their bloody revenge…

“This thing needed to be cut by 25 to 30 minutes in order to tidy the dispensable up. There’s sub-par lighting, editing and foley at different points throughout the film and sometimes they all converge in the one spot […] A once over the script to fix some of the dialogue, attention to detail in giving the most in regard to makeup, and just more blood in general.” Adam the Movie God

“While it runs too long with many repetitive scenes as Linda drags her white-bagged victims out to sea, or folds and unfolds a chair in her bathing suit, there is a lot to like for the low-budget fan. The monster suits are really nice and I was especially impressed by zombie parrot as well as a tiny ship shot almost exactly like the Ghost Galleon that Amando de Ossorio forged for The Blind Dead.” Exploitation Retrospect


Zombie Pirates was released on DVD by Retromedia Entertainment on January 21, 2014.

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