Zombeavers might sound like yet another/comedy that’s taking the genre way too far. The movie’s title alone is pretty absurd and if you saw the wacky poster art, it looks even more ridiculous than any other zom-com in existence. I assure you, however, that Zombeavers is a whole lot of fun from start to finish, with enough gut-busting kill scenes in between to keep you engaged and laughing. You might even get a little wood throughout the beaver fiasco.
That’s right! Zombeavers features three gorgeous sorority girls who are pleasing to the eyes from the bottom up, but the shit they say and their typical college girl behavior will quickly make you want them to be killed off by a hoard of “zombie beavers” as soon as your wild fantasy fades off. Director Jordan Rubin doesn’t waste any time to get that out of the way after you learn about one of the girls’ dirty little secret. Afterward, all hell breaks loose as the beavers close in on the kids and surround the cabin like a scene directly out of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Rubin definitely pays homage to that classic, and I applaud him for never delivering a dull moment. He even slapped in a hilarious scene of whack-a-beaver that should blow your mind away.
The Verdict: 3/5 Skulls
Initially, I wasn’t planning to watch Zombeavers during the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival, but since my group of friends insisted that I join them, I couldn’t refuse. Did I regret the offer later? Not for a single frame. The entire 85 minutes is truly entertaining with a clever surprise if you decide to wait for it after the credits.
Although, Rubin is hoping Zombeavers hits the big screen at some point, and I understand his point that the movie deserves it because it delivers a great experience with a group of people like the one I had, but I personally wouldn’t suggest you hold your breath for a theatrical release. However, if you come across it on VOD or Blu-ray/DVD, I suggest you pick it up with a tasty beavertail from a local Canadian pastry shop and enjoy the show.