During the Civil War, a Union soldier is recruited to investigate a series of crucifixions by a renegade band of Confederate soldiers. He enlists the help of his old mentor and a mute runaway slave girl, the only witness to the renegade band's attacks. With the addition of some trigger happy Yankees, the brigade is complete. However, they soon realize that they are not hunting ordinary Confederates. The men have fallen victim to an African curse. They cannot die, despite all the Union's firepower. The Union brigade eventually becomes the hunted and soon are surrounded by the zombie brigade without any means to defend themselves.
Cast & Crew
- Alexis Arquette - Cpl. Dawson
- David Arquette - Murphy
- Corbin Bernsen - Col. Nehemiah Strayn
- Dean Cameron - Borne
- A. J. Langer - Thomas the Drummer Boy
- Matt LeBlanc - Terhune
- Jefferson Mays - Martin Bradley
- Adrian Pasdar - Capt. John Harling
- Martin Sheen - Gen. Haworth
- Billy Bob Thornton - Langston
- Cynda Williams - Rebecca
- Roger Wilson - Maj. Josiah Elkins
- Ray Wise - Col. George Thalman
Reviews(see the best reviews)
What the heck did I just watch?!? I don't even know what to think! It was a really well-done civil war movie. It was a very creepy, classic zombie flick. And it was both at the same time! I'm going to have to agree with the previous reviewer--either this is the worst movie ever made or it's an instant cult classic. It reminds me of Jelly Belly's vomit flavor--it's so horrible and disturbing that you just have to share it with all your friends.
Gives the term "the Civil war" a whole different spin. I loved it. What a great way to use the setting of this war to illustrate the divisions among men and within each person.
i really liked it
Well, its not great. I did find parts a bit creepy and the premise was a good one. Martin Sheen has a bit part, Billy Bob Thornton is okay, but Corbin Bernsen did his usual bang up job as the embittered Reb Colonel prisoner that learns his ways were not necessarily the best (but it destroys all that when we learn later he returns to fight for the South). The production values and music are bad. Acting is okay. Better than average character study in spots. Obviously not a great budget. Having said all that, it actually came out pretty well. The "zombies" were not mindless creatures and were quite spooky. its worth a view, but I don't know that I would want it in my library. Out of five stars, I would give it 2-1/2 for effort.
You remember those old commercials for Reese's? The one where two people bump into each other and one complains about getting chocolate in the peanut butter and the other complains about getting peanut butter in the chocolate? They each end up with something completely unexpected.
This movie can be either really, really good or really, really bad. But, it is up to your own tastes. If you like war movies, it's got that. If you like classic horror monsters, it's got a zombie/vampire hybrid that fears silver like a werewolf. You like voodoo? It's got a little of that too. It can be taken as a drama or a comedy based on your perspective. I guess that is what makes a good "cult" film.
Even with all the oddity, it makes some interesting observations about the culture of the North and the South in the Civil War.
I personally found it very unique. I can imagine that some would find it altogether just odd though. Good luck and happy viewing!!