Bottom of the Queue: The Coed and the Zombie Stoner

Well, the title sure doesn’t leave anything to the imagination. To be honest, we really just wanted to see how a coed could ever be grouped together with a zombie stoner. More importantly, how can a zombie stoner even exist? This film glides over these important questions, providing decidedly unsatisfying answers.

We’re not sure a plot summary is even necessary for this one. It’s so ridiculous you probably won’t believe it. But here it is anyways. The film centres around a “nerdy” sorority girl (read: an attractive girl with glasses) who stumbles across a hunky zombie who smokes inhuman amounts of marijuana to turn his hunger for flesh into hunger for snacks. Stay with us. He mistakenly bites a frat guy, and before you can say “munchies,” the campus is filled with the undead (and a lot of topless women). The nerdy sorority girl, with the help of her science professor and super stoner brother, must “smoke out the entire school before it’s too late,” as the official plot synopsis so eloquently states. We’ll give you three guesses as to who the target audience for this flick is (Hint: it isn’t zombie fans).

This film is another example of a bad movie that knows it’s bad. The problem with this one is that it’s a little too confident in its “badness.” It employs all of the standard bad movie tropes: predictable twists, nudity for the sake of nudity and acting that makes Arnold Schwarzenegger’s work Oscar worthy, but it doesn’t pave any new ground. However, it does have a couple redeeming qualities. There is a nice little reference to zombie flick 28 Days Later, as well as a cat named “Romero,” presumably after the father of zombies himself, George A. Romero. Other than that, the film doesn’t really hold up as a zombie film. The zombies themselves were little more than actors with dark makeup under their eyes.

The bottom line: If you need a film to have on in the background, this is it. If you need a film that requires very little brainpower to watch, this is it. If you’re looking for a decent zombie comedy that delivers equal scares and laughs, look somewhere else.