Arts & EntertainmentMoviesMovies Now

Review: 'Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings' a goofy horror

EntertainmentMoviesReviews

"Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings," the latter part of which translates from Tagalog to "gay zombies," is an unapologetically goofy horror comedy about a Filipino boy who taunts the homosexuals in his town until a drag queen curses him. Fifteen years later, on the cusp of his 21st birthday, drunk, ne'er-do-well Remington (Mart Escudero) finds he's experiencing a life change: a full body shave, purple lingo (literally, the subtitles for his new slang are in purple script) and budding feelings for his best bud Jigs (Kerbi Zamora). He's gay!

PHOTOS: Movie Sneaks 2013

Remington's new identity wouldn't be so bad in his community of fluid sexuality if it weren't for the serial killer on the loose with a bona fide gaydar — and his drag-queen victims who rise from the dead. All of this is ridiculously silly, of course, with low-rent special effects to boot. But you may laugh despite yourself as Remington's body and newfound desires betray a lifetime of bigotry.

Just as Remington is ready to give up and accept his new lifestyle, his loved ones encourage him to be true to himself — that is, straight. Mixed message or clever reverse? From a film that portrays women in positions of power and strength (the police force is all ladies), one suspects the latter.

-------------------------

"Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings."

MPAA rating: None.

Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Playing: At Laemmle NoHo 7, North Hollywood.

PHOTOS AND MORE PHOTOS: Faces to watch 2014 | Movies ENVELOPE: The latest awards buzz DOCUMENTARIES: 10 best of 2013, and a new crop in 2014    

 

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Comments
Loading