When a nerdy sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it’s only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure–now she must smoke out the entire school before it’s too late.
Keep Calm and smoke weed, the ultimate zombie frat party, The Coed and the Zombie Stoner will surely not burn out anytime soon !
We get handed some weird and wonderful things to review here at Back to the Movies but the moment we heard about this film from one of its stars Mindy Robinson we knew he had to check it out from the title alone, instantly it sounded as thou Pineapple Express had made a love child with Dawn of the Dead, think about that combination for a second. Now you want to see it too right ?
The film opens up instantly to a scene of zombies and naked ladies, we shall just cut the review short here and reward a full five out of five stars, as you guys know by now teen comedy’s, American Pie style films, Stoner road trip movies and any film that doesn’t take itself too seriously is always going to be highly rated on our website. I’m 22, I grew up watching these movies I will never have a bad word to say about them. Let the mayhem continue.
So Chrissy is our lead character played by Catherine Annette, who is incredibly smart but man oh man does she talk too much, she has only been on screen a matter of minutes and already I want a zombie to bust out of the walls and rip her face off. Seriously, her character must have her own novel script as she just yaps and yaps and yaps and it gets rather annoying. Having a lead character like her makes it very hard to relate to her personality and to eventually route for her as the film goes on. On the positive not the moment she meets the zombie the over-exaggerated dialogue seems to calm down. Thank god ! As the story progresses the audience is able to bond more with her personality and relate to the dynamic yet slightly strange relationship between woman and zombie.
Sorority parties and more foul language than a Martin Scorsese movie, The Coed and the Zombie Stoner opens up to a very slow start in terms of its storyline, relying on party scenes, boobs and jello shots to lead us through the opening 15 minutes. Fifteen minutes.. really? Wow the time has flown ! Bring on the zombies !!
So as we continue the story line becomes clear, the plot is to be expected (Its written in the synopsis above, see) but the film never takes itself seriously leading to an experimentation of dialogue, comedic events and all out stupidity. The acting is a lot to be desired but with movies like these it really doesn’t matter, the comedy is fantastic frat boy humor and the film never trails off or gets boring at any given moment.
Grant O’Connell who plays Rigo the zombie does an excellent job of portraying a mix of the Undead with a sincere yet caring young man at the same time, never in a movie have I see a zombie as a relate able character, there is a film out there called Warm Bodies but we for one have never seen it, so until then this movie does a great job at making you care about Rigo. The acting and FX makeup go hand in hand to portray a wonderfully enjoyable character in the movie and he doesn’t even need to say a word of dialogue.
The film also has a hidden meaning I feel, behind all the zombie antics and comedy elements, Chrissy shows that looks are not everything in today’s society and what matters is what is on the inside, your personality, your heart and how you treat others. Its a very strong message that comes across in this teen comedy but it does a great job of portraying that message. Whether it was intentional or not its a very nice addition to the story line and adds a more mature element to the events that are taking place on screen.
Keep them high, keep them happy, is the most effective way of counter acting zombies from tearing each and every one of us apart, if only The Walking Dead had figured this solution out in the first season. A fun filled zombie epic that is sure to become a cult classic. The Coed and the Zombie Stoner has it all, boobs, sex, drugs and the undead.
The incredibly beautiful Catherine Annette keeps us hooked from start to finish and with a wonderful cameo from Back to the Movies favorite Mindy Robinson, viewers will not be disappointed.
In addition to all of the crazyness of the movie we sent out some emails to cast and crew and instantly we got a reply from Scott Mullen Producer of the movie and Catherine Annette who plays the lovely Crissy. So we set a time and a date and got an interview arranged and you can see that right here on Back to the Movies. Enjoy !