Directed & Written by Keith Emerson
Starring Kevin Cazier, Kira Ratterman, Joshua Cameron, & Alicia Oberle

Shot on a very low budget, you’ve got to give it to the makers of PORN STAR ZOMBIES for reaching for the stars. The concept of a zombie-like virus transmitted through sexual contact has been used before, most notably in Cronenberg’s early films like SHIVERS and RABID, but writer/director Keith Emerson isn’t going for that type of cerebral horror here. If you’re comparing this film to anything, it’s going to be CLERKS. The overall tone, the use of black and white, the sometimes witty banter, the amateur acting: all of those things were a part of CLERKS’ charm, and for the most part it works here in PORN STAR ZOMBIES too. But as with CLERKS, most of the time the movie sounds like folks reading someone else’s distinct writing style rather than natural conversation. Now, Kevin Smith’s breakout film is a far and above better time in front of the screen, but PORN STAR ZOMBIES isn’t without its own charm.

Like another genre twisting take on porn, ORGAZMO (and ONE EYED MONSTER, for that matter), I found it pretty amusing that with porn in the title, apart from dirty jokes and innuendo, there really isn’t much porn going on here. But I found myself laughing quite a bit at PORN STAR ZOMBIES. A lot of the lines were pretty funny and while the gore looks to be mostly made with chocolate syrup and spare meat, Emerson gets a lot by using very little here.

There will be plenty of folks who won’t find this film entertaining, but I found it to be worth a laugh or three. More comedy than horror, the film mixes sex and death cleverly in some parts of the script. Some of the ladies are easy on the eyes too. So while PORN STAR ZOMBIES won’t be in my top picks for most intelligent film of the year, it does possess a lot of spunk…

OK, wrong word choice.

How about a lot of chutzpah? Yeah that’s better. Chutzpah.