Directed by Richard Taylor and Zack Beins
Written by Zack Biens, Richard Taylor and Tim Johnson
Bizjack Flemco Productions
Running time 80 minutes
Starring Mark Shonsey, Lindy Starr, Zachary Byron Helm, with special guest cameos by Lloyd Kaufman , Babbette Bombshell and Shawn C. Phillips
Richard and Zack have much to be proud of with this their first feature length offering. Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer is a fun splatter filled horror comedy that literally made my watching companion dry heave just a little, that alone is a huge compliment to this style of film. It is completely in your face unpretentious gore, sex and cheesy laugh driven experience, that is an obvious nod to the Troma films I loved growing up. They even have the King of Troma, Lloyd Kaufman, starring in a pivotal albeit small cameo role of Atoms grandfather.
The story itself revolves around Atom, who being the bowling stud of the community has incurred the wrath of bad boy and fellow competitive bowler Dario. They battle for supremacy of the lanes, and family honor, with their respective teams, unaware that doom lay just around the corner. Our hero Atom seems not to be able to get a break, his nymphomaniac girlfriend plays him, his team is on the wrong side of the bowling alleys owner, and then top it all off with the fact that no matter where Atom goes hes surrounded by the undead. And all the poor guy really wants is to watch a good horror flick and take his team to the bowling nationals in Hawaii, I mean really we can all relate!
I loved this indie film. It is what it says it is, but it also isn't, and believe me I realize how crazy this sounds, but I promise when you watch the film you will have an ah ha moment and know exactly what I'm talking about. Its imaginative in a very clever unexpected way, that in itself is extremely refreshing especially in the ever popular world if Zombies. Add the over the top gore effects, creative kill scenes, ever present T&A, and laugh out loud comedy with some really rocking tunes and you've got a great excuse to flop down in front of the tube with that special someone in your life, that you too want to make heave, just a little!