Hell’s Ground

Rating: 7/10

Mondo Macabro has been pretty consistent in their DVD releases. Lots of trashy and weird genre films from outside of Europe and America. While technically not a Mondo Macabro DVD release, Hell’s Ground was co-produced by them. It has a lot of the trademarks of one of their films: gore, low-budget production and groovy world music.

This is billed as Pakistan’s first zombie movie. Outside of one scene, it’s not really a zombie film but rather a somewhat standard slasher film. The unique Pakistan setting gives it a bit of flair, but all the usual cliches are there: dumb teens doing dumb things leading to a series of brutal murders. The real reason to watch this is the burqa-clad killer and his/her deadly morning star.

This film is definitely hindered by its low budget and I would love to see more films from the director with a little more production value. As it is, it’s enjoyable but not quite the roller coaster ride it could have been.

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