Zombeavers

PLOT: A group of college kids take a weekend getaway at a lake, where mutated zombie beavers call home.

We have reached peak zombie saturation, and it only took the combination of zombies and beavers to reach it. Zombeavers is cut from the same cloth as Piranha 3D: it’s over-the-top, completely schlocky, and played only half-seriously. While it may never reach the Piranha 3D level of schlock, it’s actually better than you may think.

As with all cabin movies, this one has a pretty simple set up: group of girls go to a cabin to get away for the weekend, boyfriends follow them, and then they all get attacked by undead, mutated beavers. That old story, we’ve seen it so many times. It’s kind of goofy, watching obvious puppets break through floorboards like a giant whack-a-mole game, but it’s all in fun and this is a little more fun than The Final Girls, but not necessarily a better movie.

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We see a guy lose a foot, zombeavers get massacred, and some really great and gruesome transformation sequences. The gore doesn’t go to 11, but you get a decent amount of it here.

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Gore Rating: 3 out of 5

scares

What’s your opinion of zombies and beavers? That’s basically what will decide how scary this movie is to you. I’ll say that the transformations are pretty painful looking, so there are some body horror moments.

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Scare Rating: 2 out of 5

sex nudity

One of the characters decides to go topless for a while at the lake and later, she has a sex scene. There isn’t as much as you would think for a movie called Zombeavers, but it’s not lacking in this department.

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Sex/Nudity Rating: 3.5 out of 5

OVERALL

I appreciated this movie a lot more than I expected to. It’s a tongue-in-cheek take on cabin movies and zombie movies, complete with furry woodland creatures. It’s not a hilarious horror comedy, but it’s a silly, fun movie that doesn’t take up too much of your time.

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Overall Rating: 5.5 out of 10

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