Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Cult horror director John Specht's low-budget outing Electric Zombies weaves together two disparate genres: the conspiracy thriller and the slasher movie. It also comments sardonically on the post-9/11 fear of the U.S. government-gone-haywire, as it recounts the tale of a misguided federal project to brainwash "enemies of the state" via cell-phone signals. The signals inadvertently grow in power and become redirected to the U.S., turning unsuspecting civilians into über-obedient zombies whenever cell phones are answered. They receive self-destructive orders that they follow robotically -- orders running the gamut from self-mutilation to suicide to homicide to riot. Those who manage to escape from falling prey to the menace must find a way to stop the threat -- before the U.S. erupts into unchecked anarchy.
anarchy, brainwashing, cell-phone, murder, self-mutilation, suicide