Monday, February 29, 2016
As far as zombie movies go, MUTANT is okay. The pace moves along quickly with a passable body count, but the whole thing is just too by-the-book for my tastes. It doesn't have that special personality to it that makes other lower-budget 80's horror films like THE ABOMINATION, THE NAIL GUN MASSACRE, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS or BLACK ROSES so awesome. Although I did get a kick out of Wings Hauser's shorts, the boom mic reflection in the police car window, the blonde driving with her hand hovering over the steering wheel (she even turns a corner without moving the wheel), the obviously fake hand on that one zombie and the other zombie who trips and stumbles skull first into a wall. Ouch!
There is a slight charm to MUTANT and 80's horror fans will see that, but the charm will be lost on other less experienced viewers.