"The Walking Deceased," a good-natured parody of living-dead horror movies, follows survivors of a zombie apocalypse as they make a run for the Safe Haven Ranch in the middle of nowhere.
Homages to "Shaun of the Dead," "The Walking Dead" and "28 Days Later" are quite defensible, but indiscriminate nods to such throwaways as the 2008 "Zombie Strippers!" and the 2013
The film, directed by Scott Dow, doesn't attempt any meta-ness beyond perfunctory sight gags. All the characters seem to know exactly what they are dealing with — even Sheriff Lincoln (
"The Walking Deceased"
MPAA rating: R for bloody violence, language, sexuality, nudity, drug use.
Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes.
Playing: AMC Rolling Hills 20, Torrance. Also on VOD.