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Cast: Tony Darrow, John J. Cornetta, Michael H. Cole, Paul Borghese, Dolan Wilson, Dale Basescu, Nelson Bonilla, Ron Bracewell, Matt Cornwell, Jason Giuliano
The rural town of Leesburg Georgia holds a dark secret. A century old curse has condemned the citizens to a diet of human flesh. Unable to leave the city limits the town folks must lure unsuspecting travelers to their quaint town where they soon become the menu item of choice. Problems arise when the Federal Government releases a street savvy criminal into their community under the witness relocation program.
The film is about Weasel, a man on the Mafia's payroll and the one they call in when someone isn't telling the truth simply because Weasel is the best at getting them to spill the goods but he is also a sick demented man as well. Not only does he like to save removed body parts from those he tortures but the man is also a murdering pedophile as well, yes a real scumbag you easily hate right from the start. The cannibal/zombie genre is one that has been done over and over, there has been some good ones in recent years but for the most part it has become a bit boring so I wasn't sure what I was getting here but I seen it was advertised as a "Sopranos meets the Living Dead" type movie and I agree to with that to an extent but typecasting a film like this one doesn't give tit justice because it is a lot more than just that. You can call it a cannibal film or a zombie film because the residents of this Georgia town seem to be a mix of both, cursed by a slave woman who was among those burned to death by the town folks. Now they cannot leave their little town and they are to feed off of human flesh until the curse is lifted. After Weasel is pinched by the cops and agrees to rat out the mafia he is relocated to Leesburg because there are no children there but it doesn't take the mob long to find him but what they don't know can and will kill them. Director, Byron Erwin takes the zombie genre and turns it on it's head by adding the mafia, lots of humor and plenty of gore. Easily one of the more original films I have seen coming out of the genre and the cast I thought did a good job over-all but Michael H. Cole who plays Weasel steals the show here from the opening frames. Sure his voice is a bit annoying but that just adds to the hatred you already have for this low-life. Different is good word to describe the film but in a good way, sure the budget was low but the filmmakers did a great job with what they had to work with, the effects were very well done and there is lots of blood and guts for all you zombie fans. If you get turned off or have a weak stomach for gore I suggest you avoid this one but if you're a fan I think you are in for a little treat here, "Lynch Mob" has everything needed to make for some great popcorn fun.
Over-all I was pretty impressed and liked everything about the film from the story of how the curse was brought on to how it could be lifted and the acting, effects and even the soundtrack were all very good as well. "Lynch Mob" is one of those original Indie films that doesn't come along often enough, I think this could very easily gain a cult following with strong word of mouth. Considering the budget I give credit to the filmmakers and everyone else involved in making the film, this is an enjoyable flick I had a bloody good time watching. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes Featurette
Released by Virgil Films & Entertainment
**** Out Of *****