Written by: Scotty
A week out from the Christmas Holiday, everyone is out trying to find those last minute gifts. It does not matter if you think you were finished months ago, there is always one more thing you need to stop and pick up for that special someone. When you are focused on one thing, you seem to lose focus to what is happening around you. Someone could be sick and you would barely notice because you just don’t have time to with all of the stress you have put on yourself.
An old man calls 911 to get some officers down to his street. He was bitten by a little girl on the hand for no reason other than trying to wipe the blood off of her face. When the squad car pulls up, the old man tells the officers that the little girl was back in her house across the street. There was some screaming, but now it is nice and quiet. The officers find the front door left open and this should have been the first sign to the officers that something was wrong, but any caution on their part didn't matter because they were met with something dead, or we can say undead.
Officers Frank Talbot and Nash Jackson have been partners for many years, but Nash is ready to end the relationship. Frank punched him in the face one drunken night and although Nash forgives him and would like to continue their friendship, he has to move on with his career. Knowing that Frank is going through some issues with his wife, Sarah, Nash tries his hardest to keep the friendship as strong as it was when they were younger. But with everything that Frank has done to him over the past couple of months, and now shooting off Nash’s big toe in lieu of a zombie attack, Nash is ready to call it quits.
Looking for a place to hold up and rest, the officers go to Nash’s apartment and Frank is shocked to see his wife sitting in the driveway. The three get into the building relatively unscathed, but have taken notice to the new menace that is running the streets below. With the world changing in front of their eyes, Frank and Sarah start to discuss what had gone wrong with their relationship while Nash lies down, passed out from the mending of his missing toe. Frank and Sarah fight as they always have before, and now seeing that Sarah has a bag in Nash’s apartment, Frank fears that his best friend is sleeping with his wife. With bigger issues outside of the door, Frank turns his attention to survival. Needing food, he scours the neighborhood for any supplies he can find, but while he is gone, Nash wakes up.
Silent Night, Zombie Night follows Officers Talbot and Jackson as they battle to survive the zombie outbreak, along with their friendship. Frank is kind of a loose cannon, which makes him the cop he is today, but with an itchy trigger finger, he is quick to shoot before seeing. Nash is just alone and looking for someone to connect with and with Sarah leaving her husband, Nash has a drunken confession that he has loved her longer than she could imagine. Sarah is now caught in a love triangle with her husband and his young partner. Putting their backs to the wall, the three devise a plan of survival, but it all goes downhill.
This is a fun zombie flick that will keep you watching even though the story line gets a bit lost in places. With your main character Frank finding out that the slow zombies hunt based on smell and being able to mask his own, watching him go wild in a group of them on the street is enjoyable. Batter Up. When Nash comes back into the picture, he should be the strongest, but he seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time with his partner and finds out the hard way how much love can really cost you. With poor Sarah being stuck in the middle of this and it being right before Christmas, she is left with one of the hardest decisions of her life. Keep an eye on Santa this year, if he is moving kind of funny, he just may be a zombie. Happy Holidays!