Horror fans are only just discovering Zombeavers and its celebrity cameos
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It's nearly nine years old, but one horror comedy still has enough for viewers to sink their teeth into.
The bizarre flick, released in 2014, follows a group of college kids who are enjoying themselves at a riverside cottage before being forced to grapple with an unexpected threat - zombie beavers. Yep, really.
Check out the trailer:
On the Horror subreddit, fans applauded the film, while at the same time admitting it wasn't all that good. One viewer wrote: "'Zombeavers' is a hilarious and enjoyable waste of time. That is all."
Another user said: "This movie absolutely didn’t deserve being as funny and good as it is, and I had a blast watching it," whilst another remarked: "I'll never get over the fact that John Mayer is in this."
Meanwhile, a fellow fan commented: "If you want to put your mind at rest and just looking for a mindless fun, yes, Zombeavers is a great pick. Your brain needs a reset from time to time."
Over on Rotten Tomatoes, film critics were similarly appreciative of the film's wacky premise.
Emma Wolfe from SpookyAstronauts wrote: "Overall this movie is entertaining, if nothing else, and I definitely recommend it if you want watch a B-grade that doesn't completely suck."
Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Martin Tsai concluded: "A film that disgusts, terrifies and tickles in equal measure with grotesque creatures and a sickening sense of humor."
Another critic was a little more withdrawn in his compliments as he wrote: "Zombeavers isn't as glorious as Sharknado, but that's only because it's confined to a smaller area with fewer victims to chew on."
Some viewers, however, weren't amused in the slightest and slammed the film in their review.
One Rotten Tomatoes user fumed: "There isn't much I can say about this film. I wasn't expecting much (obviously and I'm not comparing this film to the likes of "Silence of the Lambs"), but even compared to other cheap comedies it is truly awful.
"Acting is shocking, production looks like that of a GCSE ICT class and well the storyline I suppose I cant comment on since it is meant to be stupid.
"Avoid at all costs."
A movie about zombie beavers is bound to be divisive though, right?