The Walking Deceased

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Rotten, ugly, hateful, and highly unfunny zombie spoof.
  • R
  • 2015
  • 88 minutes

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Women are objectified, sexuality is feared, and violence is used to solve problems.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Terrible role models.

Violence

Lots of gory zombie violence. Guns and shooting, with spurting, splattering blood. Guts and gore. A boy shoots his mother after she's bitten in the breast. Children are shot and killed. Jokes about rape.

Sex

A fairly long sequence of a guy's naked bottom. Zombie strip bar briefly shows several topless zombie women. Strong, constant sexual innuendo. Heavy kissing.

Language

Constant language includes "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," "t-ts," "a--hole," "p---y," "bitch," "goddamn," "dumbass," "hell," "piss," "balls," "hooters," "vagina," "douchebag," and more.

Consumerism

Frequent mentions of brand names: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, DiGiorno pizza, Cinnabon, Ritz crackers, Rice Krispy treats, Kool-Aid. Nike shoes are prominently shown.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Several characters smoke pot in one long scene. A secondary character is said to be a regular pot smoker. A boy takes a swig of liquor at a strip bar. Customers at the strip bar drink alcohol. Characters steal drugs from a hospital.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Walking Deceased is a very lowbrow spoof of several zombie movies and TV shows. It's full of extremely vulgar, homophobic, anti-woman humor, with inappropriate jokes centering on a young boy who runs a strip club. Language is extremely strong and constant ("f--k," "s--t," and many others), and there's lots of zombie-related violence, with heavy gore and blood, shooting, and killing. Brief female toplessness is shown, there's a long shot of a naked male bottom, and sexual innuendo is strong and constant; characters think about sex a lot and sometimes kiss. A kid drinks liquor in a bar, and there's a long scene of characters smoking pot. Bottom line? It's a very bad movie that's not recommended to anyone, at any age, for any reason.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byVegasMommy March 23, 2016

Not for kids, duh.

If you let your kids watch The Walking Dead, still pre-watch this movie. It's hilarious, but not only will kids not get 90% of the references but they ha... Continue reading
Adult Written bycelinam September 5, 2015

Worst movie I've ever seen...

...and I've seen some pretty terrible movies. Don't bother with this one. I stopped watching after 10 minutes.

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What's the story?

Sheriff Lincoln (Dave Sheridan) wakes up from a coma to discover that the zombie apocalypse has come. He finds his young son working at a zombie strip club and meets up with several other survivors; they all take refuge in a shopping mall. Brooklyn (Sophia Taylor Ali) meets a zombie called Romeo (Troy Ogletree), whom she's attracted to and who has certain human qualities. Eventually, the group decides to head for a place called Safe Haven. There, they find an old couple who appear to be slightly sinister, and their pretty daughter, Isaac (Jacqui Holland), who's keeping secrets of her own. Will the humans survive the marauding zombies? Plus, who's the Mysterious Wanderer everyone is talking about?

Is it any good?

Spoofing The Walking Dead, Warm Bodies, and (sort of) Zombieland, THE WALKING DECEASED is about as witless as they come. First of all, it doesn't exactly parody or spoof anything, rather copying notable moments from other zombie films and TV shows and throwing in some bad jokes. It fails to generate even one laugh, and it never once questions the popularity of zombies in today's culture.

And the "jokes" are absolutely bottom-of-the-barrel, mainly consisting of juvenile, locker-room one-liners based on fears of homosexuality, heterosexuality, and women. Jokes about a boy running a strip club are perhaps the lowest. Female characters are consistently mocked or objectified, and the male characters are ugly, selfish, and stupid. Plus, on a technical level, the movie looks horrible, with rushed editing and short-attention-span camerawork that looks like it can't wait to sneak away from this rotten movie and film something worthwhile. A one-star rating is too high, but it's the lowest we can give.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about The Walking Deceased's zombie violence. How did it affect you? What tone did it have? Is it funny? Is it scary?

  • What is the nature of a spoof or a parody? How does this movie achieve (or not achieve) that status?

  • Does the movie use stereotypes? How does it treat its female characters? Are they powerful and tough, or are they viewed as objects?

  • What's the appeal of zombies in pop culture? How does this movie acknowledge their popularity?

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