For those of you that love a great bit of gore and loads of glorious practical effects drenched in an 80s’ vibe…check out VFW which is now on Netflix
A group of old ex-veterans spend their days drinking and reminiscing of the good ole days of duty. In the blink of an eye, they find themselves caught in a vicious battle between a fucked up drug kingpin and his band jacked-up zombie-like junkies.
VFW on Netflix was a tremendous amount of fun.
I mean, we have Stephen Lang and Norm from Cheers (George Wendt) battling rabid junkies. Not only that, but we also have the legendary Fred Williamson (From Dusk To Dawn) and Willliam Sadler. If that ain’t enough to make you wanna watch VFW…then, I guess you can stop reading now.
VFW doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a tribute to blood-soaked 80s’ action films
A new, dangerous and super-addictive drug called Hype has hit the streets. When one of the users falls to her death trying to get her fix. Her little sister then steals the drugs off of the psycho dealer and makes a run for it. With nowhere to go, her only option is to take refuge in a nearby bar…VFW. This bar is filled with ex-vet grumpy old men. They spend their time just chatting about girls, about when they were young and in the war.
I loved the raw and retro feel of VFW. I even read one complaint about the lighting and cinematography. Trust me, this ain’t the case, it looked wonderful. If you know what you’re getting into, VFW is one of the better flicks to have hit Netflix lately.
In a lot of ways, VFW could be seen as a zombie. But, the ravenous zombies are replaced by strung-out psycho junkies. And rather than them craving flesh, they’re craving their next hit and will happily kill to get it.
Check VFW out on Netflix today.
As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker