Though the docu-spoof zombie series, Death Valley, premiered on MTV just last night, it wasted no time solidifying its position as the worst zombie show ever made. With used-up jokes and a repetitive plot, Valley delivers nothing of value to the zombie sub-genre. In short, it’s total crap.
Oh, but the show just isn’t about zombies, because no doubt the bonehead executives at MTV wanted to hedge their bets. Here’s a snippet of the uninspired, contrived dialogue that is passed off as witty banter:
“One year ago today zombies began besmirching our fine community. That’s right, I said besmirching. And with them came vampires and werewolves.”
Why vampires and werewolves? Who knows? Who cares? Throw it up on the screen and see if the little kiddies are brain dead enough to toon in!
And how’s this for repetitive plot: In one sequence two unprepared cops raid a motel room and easily subdue a weak vampire, only to be surprised by a much stronger, faster vampire in the back bathroom. That is quickly followed by two other unprepared cops raiding a doughnut shop and easily subduing a weak zombie, only to be surprised by a much stronger, faster zombie in the back storage room. Nice work, writers. You should be proud…
Our sincere hope for Death Valley is that it gets canceled immediately. Anything short of that risks permanently “besmirching” the landscape of zombie entertainment that we all love so much.