Original Release date: October 2, 2009
Run Time: 84 minutes (compilation of 22 “webisodes”)
In the classic 1985 film “The Breakfast Club,” Principal Vernon tried to intimidate one of the students under his Saturday-School jurisdiction by saying to him, among other things, “Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.”
Speaking as one of the group, I can tell you that zombie fans are a passionate bunch who can usually tell when someone is pandering to them or trying to pretend like they are “one of us” in order to sell us something. Had I, or any self-respecting zombie fan, been given the scripts to the web series “Woke Up Dead” in advance of the production of the episodes, I would have quickly and emphatically offered Vernon’s advice directly to the creators of the series.
“Woke Up Dead” is an absolute disaster from top to bottom. I would say spoilers are forthcoming in this review, but that would insinuate that anything I could say might spoil any enjoyment you would get out of watching the series, and I don’t think you have anything to worry about in that department – unless you are a mostly-blind albino monkey who enjoys the warmth of a TV or monitor simply being on, there’s no way you would enjoy watching any part of this dreck.
I remember checking this out on the web…and being unable to stay awake past the first few episodes. In all honesty, the only reason I checked it out in the first place was Krysten Ritter, who I find to be cute after seeing her in “Breaking Bad”, but even her cuteness couldn’t keep me awake as my head hit the keyboard continuously as I tried to see where this one went. I have to agree, this is very bad cinema.
Well…I *won’t* be checking it out, that’s for sure! Thanks for the score, Tony!