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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Christine Egan, H. Lynn Smith, Jim Townsend

Director: Jim Townsend

Genre: Horror

Year: 2011

Rating: NR

A married couple hires a college professor and a group of students to help them harvest a bountiful crop of grapes at their vineyard. Unbeknownst to them, a spell gone wrong has given the grapes life - and now that they have it, they are attacking everyone and turning them into vegan zombies.

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Wine-makers Dionne and her husband Joe have a struggling wine business, their crops have been horrible and things are not looking well. When Dionne's mother talks her daughter into creating a spell to get the crops to grow again things all of a sudden look better but what they don't know is something went wrong and down they are facing down death in the form of killer plants that turn people into zombies.

Zombie films are a dime a dozen anymore and it just seems like their all the same but "Attack of the Vegan Zombies" injects new life into the genre. Director, Jim Townsend who also stars in the film and does a great job really brings a freshness to the genre with a unique story that makes watching a zombie film fun again. Besides Townsend himself the rest of the cast also did a great job including Christine Egan and H. Lynn Smith.

As far as the effects go some are a little weak that's to be expected from an Indie such as this but the story and cast more than make up for the minor flaws the film has. Certainly one of the better zombie films to come out in a long while and definitely one of the more original, there's a nice doze of gore, some humor as well to lighten things up and plenty of action.

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Think "Little Shop of Horrors meets Night of The Living Dead" and you get an idea of what you are in for here. Zombies, killer plants, a few nerds and a witch...if that's not the recipe for a kiss-ass horror film nothing is. Director Townsend makes the most of the resources at hand and he's written a clever and extremely fun zombie flick that fans are sure to love. If you like the genre but feel it's gone stale then pick up "Attack of The Vegan Zombies," I know you are going to have as much fun watching this one as I did. I hope Director, Townsend gets back to making films again because he certainly has a pulse on the genre. This is one of those low-budget films that exceeds all expectations and rises above it's budget. I highly recommend this to all Indie horror buffs, it's safe to say that this is going to quickly gain cult status once it's released on DVD January 3rd.

Released by Midnight Releasing

**** Out Of *****