A big bad homicidal biker is shot dead after having committed armed
robbery - but then his body is stolen by two mad scientists who have found
an ancient way to bring the dead back to life ... and the biker comes back
to life, and promptly kills the two scientists before hooking up with his
gang again. Biker and gang decide to hit a small village in the middle of
nowhere, kidnap and burn a few people and hold a black mass. But
fortunately, food store vendor Matt gathers a small group of dedicated
citizens, arms them, and they slaughter the bikers, bury them and never
mention it again. Unfortunately though, the big bad biker has given all of
his men and women some of his return-to-life serum, so after a fortnight,
the bikers leave their graves to have their revenge. From here on it's the
bikers versus the villagers led by Matt and his incompetent sidekick
Clyde, who gets Matt into (and out of) trouble repeatedly. Ultimately,
the bikers have Matt cornered, but he has gotten hold of their
return-to-life serum, and to make sure they don't do just that after being
killed yet again, he drinks it all - then everything (including Matt) goes
up in flames, leaving noone alive.
A horribly burnt Matt gets a hero's
funeral, but once six feet under, he returns to life and ...
so the plot to this film is utterly silly, like in fact the plots of many
horror movies. Unlike the filmmakers of many horror movies though, the
makers of this one are very much aware of it, and thus have turned the
whole thing into a horror comedy. And these good people were wise enough
not to milk every scene for maximum fart jokes but to have the cast play
it straight anyways, which means the film is walking the very fine line
between actual shocker and self-parody.
But does it succeed?
Well, to a degree at least: The film is neither the scariest nor the
funniest thing you have ever seen, and neither all the shock and suspense
scenes nor all the jokes work, not by a longshot. But on the other hand,
the film's light-footed approach makes it immediately likeable, plus
things keep moving at a steady enough pace and enough blood keeps flowing to keep
the gore fan interested.
So no, it's not a masterpiece, but fun