Release Date: 2004 (cable-TV movie; DVD)
Run Time: 83 minutes
The honeymoon is over.
“Zombie Honeymoon” is an independent, ultra-low-budget film that tries its hardest to be charming; even though it does have an interesting conceit, the film presented to the viewer is boring and wholly unrealistic, and ultimately falls flat on its face.
Director/writer/producer David Gebroe isn’t totally to blame, as the inspiration for the film’s story is a touching tale that’s clearly very personal for him. He based the story off of true events that happened with his sister and her husband – obviously not the zombie portions, but his sister’s husband was killed in a similar fashion to how the main character in “Zombie Honeymoon” dies, and this sets up the “what-if” scenario that comes with the character’s reanimation.
The movie follows newlyweds Denise and Danny as they arrive for a low-key honeymoon at the Jersey shore. Their time together is interrupted, however, when a lone zombie staggers out of the water, belches black goopy stuff on Danny, and then apparently dies for real. Danny slowly turns into a zombie, and the rest of the film is spent exploring the consequences of the groom’s new situation.