It feels harsh to denigrate films that struggle with tiny budgets, but Army of the Dead is a straight to DVD, high-concept horror that flounders spectacularly. The wafer thin storyline (which is more a concern for the blurb on the back of the box than the film itself) is a paltry excuse for a series of poorly executed set pieces revolving around an army of skeletons awoken from an ancient curse by an unwitting cast of characters.
The dialogue is laughably poor, and the performances aren’t much better, meaning the film can only rely on its extremely low-budget special effects to provide interest. Predictably, these also fall flat, shot under a perpetual veil of half-darkness that aims to shield the poor effects and workmanlike action. The film doesn’t even provide a level of gore that might have satisfied on a shallow level. Avoid.
Film: ★★★★★ Extras: ★★★★★