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Automaton Transfusion (2007)

Cast: Garrett Jones, William Howard Bowman, Juliet Reeves, more...
Director: Steven C. Miller
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Weinstein Company
Genre: Horror, Slashers, Zombies, Cannibals
Running Time: 75 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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An army experiment gone awry sets the stage for terror in this tale of a small town overtaken by ravenous flesh eaters. The undead have risen, and Main St. is packed with hordes of gut-munching copses that crave fresh meat. No one is safe from the armies of the damned, but perhaps there is hope as a group of local teens embark on a mission to dispatch with the dead and save mankind from complete annihilation. The gore flows in chunks and the flesh tears away like wallpaper in this apocalyptic shocker from writer/director/editor Steven C. Miller. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Probably not worth anyone's time... by orius1 August 30, 2008 - 2:29 AM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
        Horror movies, zombie types in particular, are often hit and miss in terms of visual (cinematography/SFX) & narrative quality depending on the year they came out; older is oftentimes better, but newer movies can sometimes turn out okay. But in the case of "Automaton Transfusion", the story , if you can call it that, is practically non-existent. Despite what the synopsis for this movie may suggest, the "mission" that these teens allegedly embark upon is in fact nothing more than a half-hearted attempt at self-preservation, which wouldn't be such a bad thing if the film weren't so determined to utterly confound the viewer about why the characters make some of the inane decisions they make.

        In terms of DVD quality, the movie itself seems to play like a slideshow at times (lower than 20 frames per second in some spots), making it difficult to watch due to the odd strobing effect that's produced. In contrast, the included Weinstein Company/Dimension Films trailers and the DVD menu footage all run at the correct speed and size format, making it all the more odd as to why the film itself is so different in quality. In fact, the only two saving graces for this abortion of a movie seem to be the SFX and a promise of a sequel that might be better (at least, one can hope it won't get any worse). While a bit lackluster at times, and sometimes completely obscured by poor filming/editing choices, the gore effects that do shine through aren't too bad given the quality of this Dimension Films Extreme release. Ultimately, unless someone is determined to watch every zombie film ever made and is by nature a cinema-based masochist, there isn't much more of a logical reason a person would want to pick this title up aside from sheer curiosity (or fooled by the DVD cover imagery); it really is that bad.

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