Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007)
Nomination Year: 2014
SYNOPSIS: Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane's title is not the only amusing thing about the movie. That's the good news.
The bad news is that the title is one of the top four amusing things about the movie -- possibly top three.
This movie is a straightforward by-the-numbers exercise, down to and including (a) the captain who is going on his last flight prior to retirement, (b) the horny first officer, (c) the party-girl flight attendant, (d) the FBI agent with his handcuffed prisoner, (e) a random nun, (f) two surfer dudes with girlfriends that don't like each other, (g) the other party-girl flight attendant, (h) the straightlaced flight attendant, (i) the scientists with the mysterious cargo, (j) their corporate boss who is the epitome of "financial profit is more important than safety," (k) you get the idea.
The plane hits turbulence, the Science Stasis fails, the pre-zombie chick staggers out (she was infected with a mutant version of the malaria virus [sic]), is shot by an armed guard, and turns into a zombie-for-reals. More turbulence. Surfer girlfriend catfight. Prisoner escapes. The hunt for the prisoner releases the zombies. In a conference room at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. [sic], random military guys discuss the mutant malaria virus [sic] some more, and how it's transmitted via serum transfer (bodily fluids). Air Marshall leaps to the logical (yet wrong) conclusion. Canada forces the plane to turn back (let's not even get into why a plane to Paris from the US is flying anywhere near freaking Yellowknife -- maybe there's something screwy with the autopilot?). US fighter jets scramble to intercept. Our few survivors have to get from their barricades in the tail section to the cargo hold to get an extra gun and extra ammunition so they can get to the flight deck to land the plane (which has been on autopilot since the first officer ate the captain -- not a euphemism).
All this, plus "Longshot" Freeman, a Tiger-Woods-like golfer, and his wife -- who are having marriage problems.
- "Alas, Poor Yorick"
Zombie to King's F-16. Check.
A zombie strapped into his plane seat is sucked out the hole in the side of the plane. The pilot of the trailing F-16 sees zombies fall from the plane, then looks up to see the zombie (still strapped in) headed right for him. Direct hit on the jet's cockpit.
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