The best way to describe Dead Season is simply to remove the word season from its title. Here we get another Zombie movie that gives us a moderately cool idea with poor execution. The two main leads decide to grab a boat and head to an island. I know what youíre thinking "Why didn't anyone think of this angle yet!" If we ever needed proof that quality zombie movies are fading fast we got it in this one. If you are a gamer you may see some similarities between the video game Dead Island and the movie. Zombies on an island mainly being the similarity the two have. Itís not a new idea that survivors flee to an island in hope of finding a safe haven of whatever outbreak has occurred.
Long story short our two lead characters cross paths and head to the water. When Tweeter and Elvis arrive at this island all is fine and dandy. Until zombies arrive and of course it's time to kick some Zombie Ass! Some decent kill scenes in this section but alas the scene is cut short by a group of people that have already inhabited the island. They quickly give assistance to exterminate the undead. Tweeter and Elvis join the group to help create a small community of survivors. Most of these other characters are simply unbearable to watch. The leader of this motley crew is probably our best example. The ex military type of character you would expect but the dialogue chosen for him really hinders his character. Leaving him to be a simply annoying character that you wish would get eaten. They do try to get you to sympathize with this character but it just lacks complete emotion.
Letís talk about the effects and zombies now. The guns being used during fire fights simply sound like cap guns. In this day and age you should be able to find a high quality sound bite to use for firing weapons. I guess this director wanted to re live the childhood cap gun fights they had in their neighborhood. The zombies at times look great and other times look bad. Sometimes they run sometimes they don't and sometimes they just blend in with other non zombies. This really keeps any sort of scene from having any tension or panic. Some of the scenes start off good but lose steam and your interest. Every time you think tension is building it just never pushes you over the edge. A sense of panic is what a viewer expects in a zombie film.
A great zombie movie has relatable characters that you can connect with and have sympathy for. At the end of the film you really could care less who lives or dies. There are a handful of enjoyable moments in the film but overall completely forgettable. There are a million other bad zombie movies to watch that are still fun and this one is not. I guess with main characters named Tweeter and Elvis I should have known what I was in for.