"“Solo espero que no sea una epidemia”," says Bill, and although hopes springs eternal, things goes wrong.
Bill, Max and John are in the midst of a terrifying epidemic of
zombies. To us that's fine, because this epidemic creates a true "cult"
for fans of horror/splatter, a film that had two sequels, 2001 and 2011
and that has all the right things to please a certain audience. It's
from Argentina that this wave of zombies comes for the first time in
"Plaga Zombie" shown soon what is: a film shot by friends, with
friends, often at home, sometimes in the garden, and sometimes in the
street, without disturb the neighbors. A hand-held camera that picks up
video (and does it well), action, splatter, a lot of irony and Peter
Jackson. Yes, he, the New Zealand director, although not physically
present is present in the form of clear inspiration for the two
directors Pablo Parés and Hernán Sáez, who often
cite him and use as example his "Bad Taste" and "Braindead".
Behind all this there are two boys, Pablo Parés and Heran Saez,
from Haedo of a suburb of Buenos Aires. The two have known each other
since kindergarten and by years become friends with other guys, all
movie fans, with which give life to the "Farsa Producciones", a
production company that creates, video clips, animated series,
and so on. It must be said that seems that "Farsa Producciones" in this
last year doesn't work so much. But it must be said also that this
company and this "Plaga Zombie" develops slowly. The initial idea is to
create a sci-fi with boys that turn into aliens. Zombies, passion of
the two, break in the ideas and became the central thing of the plot of
a work that develops from a show to a feature film (the first of the
The directors then have fun in the classic game of citations, one thing
that we can see in the other two films of the series. Here, as we read
at the time in the official website, we can see a character inspired by
"Toy Story” other from "Star Wars", in addition to the
aforementioned Peter Jackson.
"Plaga Zombie" is just that, a work of friends that have fun and that apparently tries to arise the Argentine's genre cinema .
A very "low budget" movie for which those of "Farsa
Producciones" raise some money participating to the program
"Forum", the popular format on legal cases, in which two of them
Hernán Saez and Berta Muñiz, staged a mock debate
linked to the film, allowing them also to have a remarkable and
The protagonists of the story are three very well-built characters. Max
a nerd, John a former wrestler and Bill. A trio that has, as you can
guess, the right comic balance and who is facing an army of zombies
popped out, perhaps due to an Alien invasion (or virus?) . They are in
the midst of chaos and they fight with all possible weapons slaughter
(as Peter Jackson) the monsters. Always covered with blood and
always in the midst of an irony moment that relieves the context, they
are often accompanied by music.
"Plaga Zombie" is a delightful episode that has a defect, because is to
set in the United States, instead of show Argentinean zombies making us
see the zombies Argentines. Argentina is known for its meat quality or
Technical Data Sheet
Title: Plaga Zombie
Alternative titles: Plaga Zombie - The Beginning (Germany)
Director: Pablo Parés, Hernan Saez
Cast: Berta Muñiz, Pablo Parés, Hernán
Sáez, Walter Cornas, Paulo Soria, Gabriel Grieco, Diego
Parés, Martín Lepera, Esteban Podetti
Duration: 85 '
Production Company: Farsa Producciones