Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead 2014 - **** Finally! Let me start by saying, run don't walk to find a copy of this film. "Wyrmwood", along with "The Babadook" prove that the Australians are fast becoming leaders in the horror genre. They also prove that you don't need big name horror stars or a huge budget. What you do need is a strong engaging script, talented actors, and in this case, exceptionally well done gore effects. The zombie make up rivals anything that Greg Nicotero and his crew produce, and the gore shown is first rate, original, and convincing. The acting performances here are sound, especially that of Berynn Schwerdt who portrays a crazed Doctor/Scientist. I can honestly say that this movie contains scenes that genuinely fucking creeped me out. That's not easy.
I caught some flack on Twitter recently because in my review of the disappointing "Dead Rising: Watchtower" I said the gore wasn't particularly well done. To those who disagreed with my assessment I challenge you to watch this and compare the two. Thus ends the argument. Naturally, there is a twist thrown in as to what a zombie is and is capable of, but this is becoming a necessity to breathe life into a tired genre, and is believable here.
I haven't been this impressed with a zombie film since "Exit Humanity". This one is definitely worthwhile. A sequel is being shot now, and I, for one, cannot wait. A must view for fans!!!