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Fan-Films, you know you love em. That’s why we know you’re goona freak out over this Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness film from a group of semi-pro filmmakers and fellow geeks who put a ton of time, effort, and love into it. It’s pretty groovy for what it is.

Here’s a plot synopsis: It’s the eve of a zombie outbreak, and Peter Parker finds himself protecting a mysterious bag along with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Will they survive?

Fan-films can be good, bad, or somewhere in-between. Where does Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness rank? Well, I think it’s important to remember the idea of a fan-film is to pay tribute to the sources that inspired them.

Also, consider that these are fans we’re talking about, people like you and me who went out and DID something creative with their time. You might not want to be so quick to judge. Does that mean that the filmmakers get a pass for anything that missed the mark? Of course not, and overall, the acting and casting choices in this film underwhelmed, aside from the guy who played Ash — he really got into the character.

I did my best to forget about those shortcomings, though, and I did what I do with most fan-films that I watch: I judge them not for their misfires, but praise them for what they got right. What they got right is the look. The film looks great and it came together beautifully. It feels like a Bruce Campbell film (tell me you didn’t fangasm at the 5:51 mark). The editing, characterization, make-up, lighting, etc. — it’s surprisingly well done and solid.

This film was nerd beheld, and bastard approved!

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  • Nathan Seymour

    Zombie wolverine never made any sense. Then again, they never made any rules for the virus so they could always wave away any contradictions they made when they infect people who shouldn’t have been able to be infected.

  • Colton Heatherly

    Spoilers ahead…….. The guy who played Peter was the worst.When he was having his insides munched on he did not sound like he was in pain he sounded more like he dropped a glass of milk lol but It was still good.

  • sproutable

    I certainly applaud their work. This is one of the better fan films I’ve seen. Plus going with this? Awesome idea to execute. More people should do shit like this. The audio was very well done (that’s one of my nerdy traits as an audio engineer).

  • Aaron Gabbard

    Can’t believe MARVEL REMOVED it fricking idiots