A plastic surgery clinic turns into a zombie gorefest in “Yummy”

A plastic surgery clinic turns into a zombie gorefest in "Yummy"

Zombie comedies are a classic subgenre itself. And over the last decades, we have seen zombies in all kinds of situations and environments. We have seen them in strip clubs in Zombie Strippers! (2008), Zombies Vs. Strippers (2012) and Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2008), zombie nazis in the snowed mountains of Norway in Dead Snow (2009) and its sequel Dead Snow – Red vs. Dead (2014), in a pleasant vacation airplane flights in Flight of the Living Dead (2007), spreading the disease via the radio waves in Pontypool (2008) and The Signal (2007), as part of the food chain industry in Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) and Dead Sushi (2012), infecting animals turning them into human-eater monsters in Black Sheep (2006) and Zombeavers (2014), and even as the unexpected guest in the so-called happiest day of your life in Zombie Honeymoon (2004). That’s the magic of zombie epidemics, they explode when you less expect them.

In Yummy (2019), the flesh-eating bastards explore a terrain not very common in zombie movies; which is kind of strange since hospitals already bring by nature certain feelings of fear and discomfort, plus we must remember doctors open up alive human bodies as their daily job! The dream of lazy zombies, to find the humans already opened up! Because the action is set-up in a plastic surgery clinic, where the patients go with the intention of getting artificial beauty, but what they will get is to be part of a gruesome buffet.

The official plot of the movie calls Yummy (2019) as an orgy of blood, violence and fun in which a young couple travels to a shabby Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift. Wandering through an abandoned ward the boyfriend stumbles upon a young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she is the result of experimental rejuvenation treatment. He frees her, but does not realize he just caused the outbreak of a virus that will change doctors, patients and his mother-in-law into bloodthirsty zombies.

Yummy (2019) is the debut feature film of director Lars Damoiseaux, who obtained some recognition for the awards winner animation short film Chopper (2012). He has also been co-writer of the screenplay for the movie together with Eveline Hagenbeek. This is the long version of their short film Patient Zero (2016), where an experimental cosmetic therapy goes horribly wrong when a patient escapes and goes on a bloodthirsty killing spree.

Yummy (2019) is starred by Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans, Annick Christiaens, Eric Godon, Joshua Rubin, Taeke Nicolaï, and Tom Audenaert. The movie is scheduled to open in Belgium, its country of origin, on December 18, 2019.

You can watch here the official trailer for Yummy (2019):

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