Yummy Movie Review
It’s the natural combination: boob jobs and zombies. How did no one think of this before?
Yummy, which played at Fantasia Fest 2020, is from Dutch filmmaker Lars Damoiseaux, and boasts plenty of creative gore and humor to satisfy genre fans.
About a couple who travel to an Eastern European plastic surgery clinic for a breast reduction procedure, Damoiseaux turns the seemingly innocuous facility into a house of horrors. While the general plot has been done before, Damoiseaux and team appear to have had a lot of fun scene by scene coming up with new and depraved ways to depict their legions of zombies and their unwitting victims. From a man’s penis enlargement gone horribly awry to various other bites and sampling’s, Yummy rebels in its twisted violence. Paired with top-grade zombie design and you have a winning formula.
Where Damoiseaux and co-writer Eveline Hagenbeek could have spent a bit more time is the characters. The movie loses focus on its lead protagonists at time, to the degree it becomes unclear who they are. As a result, Yummy loses some of its momentum as it progresses until ultimately I didn’t entirely care who, if anyone, would survive. The survival rate in the zombie genre is pretty low to begin with, but the best of the bunch tend to have a strong core of characters at the center of the mayhem. Yummy doesn’t quite achieve this status.
Though not perfect, Yummy is an above-average zombie flick that earns its place at the dinner table. And the operating table.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.