Legion of the Dead

"Terrible"

Legion of the Dead Review


Somewhere between cheeseball horror and satire that fails to be funny lies Legion of the Dead.

I'd try to explain but I'm not sure that's possible. The story involves two guys who encounter a small town where a series of killings have been occuring. Then there's something about a waitress and a scary-looking blond man and some vampire something or other... I dunno, this is put together so badly I'm surprised the movie ever got made and I'm utterly dumbfounded that Artisan deemed it appropriate for a DVD release.

I guess it's Legion's attempts at humor that are responsible for someone's thoughts that this was passable enough for the masses. Bullets wiggle around when they enter skulls. Heads explode in a rush of gore when crushed. You know, that kind of thing. Really cheesy but really bloody effects likely inspired by the mishap head-splat in Pulp Fiction. Funny in that context. Stupid here.

So that's my thoughts, but it's a comment I spied on Amazon.com that far better sums up my feelings (and apparently, the feelings of the entire world) about this movie: "I would un-watch it if I could."



Legion of the Dead

Facts and Figures

Run time: 89 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 5th November 2002

Distributed by: Artisan Home Entertainment

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Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

IMDB: 3.0 / 10

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Starring: as William, as Luke, as Geena, as Togaio - Blond Man

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