‘You only die twice.’
Zombie Fight Club -original title: Shi cheng – is a 2014 Taiwanese horror film directed by Joe Chen (Zombie 108).
Andy On, Michael Wong, Terence Yin, Philip Ng, Kwok Cheung Tsang, Jessica Cambensy, Jack Kao, Abby Fung, Chang Han.
It’s the end of the century at a corner of the city in a building riddled with crime… Everyone in the building has turned into zombies. After Jenny’s boyfriend is killed in a zombie attack, she faces the challenge of surviving in the face of adversity. In order to stay alive, she struggles with Andy to flee danger. After the chaos has broken out, the originally kind and warmhearted chemistry teacher is now the zombie leader and has transformed into a cruel, vicious, and selfish character.
Violent activists match prisoners against zombies in a malicious killing game; the good side of humanity has seemingly all but vanished. Now that all order is lost, how will humans create a new century? A world of uncertainty awaits: The end? Hope? Or Death?
“While zombie purists may object to the use of CGI make-up for a large proportion of the effects, the film is pretty slickly handled on a technical level. It’s the content and attitude that are the problem here. In many ways, Chien feels like the petulant younger brother of Michael Bay, infatuated by gorgeous women, grand scale spectacle and high octane thrills.” James Marsh, Twitch
“Zombie Fight Club is a great title for a film, but its title doesn’t count for everything. The first hour of the film is quite entertaining (save for the dodgy effects), but the last half hour is a very boring, clichéd to the hills and totally predictable. It just feels as though Chien gave up half way through, which is a real shame.” Luke Owen, Flickering Myth
“This is just some boy’s wet dream. There are definitely enough weird moments in the film that keep it interesting I just don’t know if it is worth giving it your attention when the attitude when making it is obviously a cruel, misogynistic one. Women in this film cower in the corner while the men do all the fighting. YUCK.” Daniel K, HorrorNews.net
” … given the casual professionalism on display, we should just be glad that everyone managed to finish the film. Zombie Fight Club is a pretty bad movie but it doesn’t earn much ire because it doesn’t aspire to much – though if rape, female objectification or bad CGI bothers you then be prepared to spit blood. Otherwise, this is C-grade grist for the genre mill.” Kozo, LoveHKFilm.com