Apparently demons and necromancers (demon hunters) have been fighting each other for, well, forever. They used to use crude weapons, then more advanced weapons, then laser type blasters, but damn, don’t touch my Internet.
Guess what? They touched my Internet.
So, we get Howard (Ben O’Toole). He works in the port-a-potty business sucking up crap, literally. He’s got a bumbling partner, Rangi (Epine Bob Savea), who is obsessed with a new video game on his phone. Low and behold the demons, well, head bad person Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) has developed this game as a way to suck souls thereby increasing her power in demonville.
What Howard doesn’t remember, however, are his parents who, at one time, were most excellent necromancers. Sadly they are now dead. Guess what, this time? Turns out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as Howard apparently is a super-necromancer, only he doesn’t know it yet.
Enter Molly (Caroline Ford) and Torquel (Tess Haubrich) and their dad (David Wenham). They are trying to figure out the end-game of Finnegan, and when Howard gets in the way, well, they realize who he is, his power, and recruit him for the team. The bummer part is Howard is a little bumbling when it comes to learning the necromancer stuff, and hilarity kind of ensues.
Yes, Howard must figure out how to save the world, and his potential love, Molly, at least for now.
Look, “Nekrotronic” isn’t your blockbuster-style horror/comedy. In my world it falls nicely in the realm of the slightly lower-budget horror film where you can laugh during the hour and a half, and occasionally say to the screen, “Did I really need to see that?” The jokes can be kind of dorky, but the blood will splatter, the heads will roll, monster effects might be both incredible and cheesy at times, and if you sit back with the attitude of just having fun with a bloody mess, well you will be entertained.
Yes, the story could have been a little tighter, the jokes maybe a little more polished, but “Nekrotronic” did a nice job of entertaining me. Nothing special, enjoy the blood, and chuckle at times. It’s 3 stars out of 5 for “Nekrotronic” for being the kind of film you might expect it to be from pictures of glowing eyeballs and possessed looking people.
That’s it for this one! L8R!!