28 September 2014 | epic-4
Low budget Zombie film opens promisingly and quickly runs out steam.
"Disaster LA" ('14) one of a seemingly endless barrage of zombies on the rampage features opens well enough with some impressive digital effects but rapidly declines from there. After a heavy night of partying a group of friends wake up to find random meteor strikes decimating large portions of LA. Via newscasts we find out that these "ice meteors" carry spores which when inhaled turn one into a zombie. Shot largely at night in empty garages our cast races around LA trying desperately to get out of Dodge. Nothing new here, it's been done before (and better). Cast contains the usual stereotypes (nerds, jocks, spoiled rich kid) and to be honest I wasn't rooting for any of them. Makeup which is so important for a picture like this ranges from fair to embarrassing with the balance of the production values just OK for a low budget quickie like this. Just for the record for for a feature that promises hordes of zombies I think there were just under a dozen, tops. Steer clear of "Disaster LA". It's a disaster all right. JK