Meat Market is a Canadian independent horror film that was written and directed by Brian Clement.
The film follows a group of survivors as they work together to discover the reason behind a a zombie apocalypse. It’s a diverse group made up of a Mexican wrestler, two Bounty-Hunters, and three female vampires…..as you have probably already worked out, this is not your normal zombie film.
Meat Market also takes an interesting approach towards the reasons for the zombie outbreak and the film attributes the zombie uprising to nanotechnology bots that are re-assembling and re-animating the corpses. This process also gives the undead a collective consciousness, almost a hive mind.
Despite its unique points this is not a refined film by any measure, this is a low-budget horror that regularly treads into exploitation movie territory, but does a great job of spraying the screen with blood and gore. Shot directly on to video, the lack of funding doesn’t really spoil the viewing experience as there is just enough fun and creativity on show to paper over the low production values.
Meat Market is suffused with dark humor throughout and its unique approach to the genre has given it a passionate, albeit niche, fan-base, and a cult status. The movie was notorious enough to spawn two sequels.
‘Meat Market’ posters and art