When Netflix recommends a movie that’s listed in the genre of B-Horror Movie most people either run the other way or jump for joy. I kinda limp to the fridge, grab a beer and then spend two hours searching through the menu in the hope of finding something, anything else to watch.
In the case of Germ Z I failed, miserably. You’d think between Amazon, Netflix, VOD, and Youtube some other movie that at least appeared watchable would crop up. Nope. Nada.
I ended up starting the movie, more to have something on the TV than to actually pay attention. Yes, I’m a TV child, silence unnerves me. So what?
At three minutes in I was intrigued so I decided to watch another three minutes. At six minutes I’m wondering when the action is going to start. At fifteen minutes I’m thinking the script and acting is better than expected. At thirty minutes I’m really starting to realize there is some solid work behind this film. At an hour I’m hooked. Hooked all the way and hoping the third act lives up the expectations built up in the first two.
Yes. Yes it does. Third act for win!
Germ Z has no business being good, but it is good. Very good. J.T. Boone writes and directs in what appears to be his first full length feature and it’s obvious he’s got skill. The script is tight and well written and his direction works well given the limited budget. The actors have more chops than they deserve and are able to execute the dialogue really well.
What’s it about? Oh, infection causing cannibalism in a small town. The usual.
Q: Is it a good movie?
A: Much better than expected, if you expect it to suck.
Q: Is there nudity?
A: Why are you always asking about nudity? Pervert.
Q: Good date movie?
A: Meh. Depends on what your date likes. I’d wait till you’ve sealed the deal.
Q: Didn’t Fangoria promote this film?
A: Yeah, they did. Finally they picked a decent movie.