The tone of Lars Damoiseaux’s Yummy is set when it begins with a bus full of men looking out the window to stare at a woman’s breasts in the car beside them. This objectification of women carries on throughout the rest of the film, as Alison (Maaike Neuville) heads to a shabby hospital in Eastern Europe for a breast reduction, accompanied by her boyfriend, Michael (Bart Hollanders), and her mother (Annick Christiaens). There is something immediately off about this plastic surgery hospital upon their arrival, but the three never could have imagined the imminent threat of a zombie outbreak.

For a zombie-flick to introduce one of the main characters as someone with haemophobia, a fear of blood, you understand immediately that this film is going to utilise a lot of humour—but often the comedic beats end up simply feeling cheap, and mostly at the expense of its female characters. Yummy is an absolute bloodbath that pays little attention to context, character arcs, or memorable dialogue and instead will take any excuse to amp up the amount of blood and guts flying towards the camera lens. In fact, there are even some times during this film where splatters of blood come flying towards the viewer, reminiscent of a cheesy 3D film. If you go into this looking forward to the gore rather than a concrete story, then you will most definitely leave satisfied, especially upon seeing some great practical effects.

There is nothing about Yummy that feels memorable or allows it to stand out among its endless amount of zombie predecessors; however, this is still an entertaining enough film, and if you are looking forward to a mindless watch filled with a ton of gore, this is the film for you.



CAST: Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon 

DIRECTOR:  Lars Damoiseaux

WRITERS:  Lars Damoiseaux, Eveline Hagenbeek

SYNOPSIS: A young couple travel to an Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery and stumble into an outbreak of bloodthirsty zombies.