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For Fans of Beverly Lane (2010) – Movie Insights

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Beverly Lane is a movie hybrid or something like that… It is a combination between The Office and Shaun of The Dead, as you can see, with zombies and a lot of comedy in between, but mostly weird at the end. It is directed by the first-time director Joshua Hill, who’s also the writer and producer of his own film.

The Concept

Joshua is known for being an enthusiast when it comes to zombies, and most importantly, a really smart person. However, this movie was not a masterpiece, especially because the concept of the movie wasn’t as entertaining and interesting as it should have, but still makes a wonderful impact when it comes to comedy and zombies, of course.

This movie was totally independent, with funding totally coming from his own pocket, he didn’t spend a lot of money on this one. As you can see, if you get to watch this movie, it is totally underdeveloped, with many editing and producing mistakes, but nothing too far out of the watching zone, even making a good impression if you actually like this kind of movies.

Joshua, always had the best enthusiasm while doing this movie, and that’s something that is noticeable if you watch it. This movie was pretty good for being an indie one, especially the concept had something really fun to tell us. Joshua said in an interview this about the movie and said this about where the concept came from:

“I started to think about the people who work in an office, and what would happen if a zombieapocalypse blew up  while they were working alongside a big group of people with who they wouldn’t want to be with on a normal day… and less when it comes to zombies running everywhere and killing people”

As you can see, the concept is not a masterpiece by itself, but we can say that at least, it is original apart from the zombie part. It is not a total Shaun of The Dead when it comes to comedy, as it won’t make you laugh as much, but it won’t either bore you to death. It is actually a pretty good movie, even though it is totally independent and its director and creator didn’t spend much money on it, it is a really high-quality movie with comes with a genuine concept that will make more than one person laugh their ass off.

The Plot

Beverly Lane is the story about a little local metallurgic company whose employees are celebrating Beverly Lane Movie coverwith a big party the retirement of their boss. In the movie, you can see that the population of this party is not only the employees but three clowns, a mime, an illusionist and a mediocre singer. This is the movie until it gets totally off by a lot and zombies start appearing and everything becomes a hell when they find out that they’re trapped.

All these characters are not as greatly developed as you think, all of them seem pretty useless and very lifeless. However, that exactly is what makes this movie a little more entertaining as they are already trying to fight the difficulties of their lives. They struggle to give an identity to the film but eventually begins with giving a kind of comedy like The Office with zombies. Yes, zombies start spreading across the city when this party is held up, and now all the employees plus the guests have to fight their way out and save themselves.

‘Technical Details’ -Beverly Lane Movie

Beverly Lane is mostly a comedy. When it comes to being a zombie movie or an action-suspenseful one, it doesn’t deliver the necessary detail and emotions to be one. However, it is still a pretty good comedy, delivering certain hilarious scenes and mostly because the script of this movie was astonishingly good.

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Joshua (the director) did a pretty good job with the script and the dialogues, inserting some great popular culture into the movie in form of jokes and referencing to pretty much every film and TV show related to zombies and offices, without being boring or too pretentious.

The movie is not a tribute to other movies and series, but it has some pretty good scenes referencing to them, in the cleverest way possible. This makes it totally interesting and very enjoyable, especially for those who are fans of 2000s series like 24.

On the other hand, even when it is not a comedy by itself, its horror elements are not as bad as you would think. However, those scenes in which you will see zombies are mostly action scenes with a little of suspense, but never being too much of that. That’s why the movie is great but not as good as we think it could have been, however, it gives the best sensation you can have from a zombie movie – suspense, but at the same time, pretty good laughs!

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This movie also had a pretty good cast, actors who delivered believable and funny performances that couldn’t have been better – especially for the little budget Hull had for this movie. Thereof, the movie ends up being a pretty good independent movie which delivers great performances and it is made from one of the best indie hand of the industry.

But as we already said, the movie doesn’t deliver as much emotion as we wanted. And that’s mainly because the budget was very short, especially when it comes to the special effects that were used that made the movie a little off in the action scenes, making it a little unbelievable in the whole sense, as the special effects make them look a little silly.

However, it was never going to be a big budget film, so that actually makes it a great movie for its genre and its budget, nothing to complain about it. Where most people would expect flashy effects and wonderful CGI scenes, this movie delivers funny and suspenseful moments, so it is totally worth it when it comes to being an independent comedyzombie film.

Final Verdict on Beverly Lane Movie

Beverly Lane is just pretty good when it comes to writing, directing, and what it delivers that’s very funny moments, pop-culture references and good indie ideas that are not as appreciated as they should. Moreover, it is a totally presentable movie to watch at any moment, as it will make everyone laugh and even feel a little suspense in certain moments.

Good Zombie-Comedy movie without being pretentious and overelaborated is the best way to describe this movie, as it delivers what it was made for. Joshua Hull made a pretty good job with this one, and that’s why he was rewarded with a Golden Cob in 2011 as the best Emerging Filmmaker because he delivers quality above what’s expected.

With Jim O’Rear – Beverly Lane Movie Star

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Jim O’Rear is one great actor and stun man from Cordova, Alabama. He was in 1967 and has been an actor for more than thirty years, beginning his career as The Youngest Professional Magician and then changing his way into acting and stunt work for many movies and TV series.

He studied acting and other arts in The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where he could get a little recognition as one great person and a wonderful actor and stuntman, plus learning the art of makeup, being recognized as one of the biggest multi-purpose actors in Hollywood, being able to work on projects like Star Trek 4, ABC’s Nashville, Beverly Lane Lethal Weapon 3, Stephen King’s The Boogeyman, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, A Christmas Carol, and many other movies, being able to work with wonderful actors like Burt Reynolds, Mel Gibson, Maximillian Schell, Robert Englund, Martin Sheen, Kane Hodder, Kevin Sorbo, Chirs Sarandon, Jon Voight and even many pro directors like J.J Abrams, Ron Howard and Richard Donner.

Multi Talented Guy – Jim O’Rear

However, acting is not everything Jim O’Rear has done in his career as an artist. He, after being in Jim O'Rear Profilemany movies as a stuntman and an actor, decided to go into the screenplay job, writing many screenplays and scripts to launch his ideas into the big screen. Among the movies he has written me we can included his most famous horror movies like “The House Of Pain”, “Hayride Slaughter”, “Hayride Slaughter 2”, “vampire Tales”, “Wolfsbayne”, “Scream Farm”, “The Deepening” and “The Deadly Obligation”, all portrayed by good indie actors like Robert Englund, Gunnar Hansen, Tom Savini, Bill Moseley and Debbie Rochon.

However, his most important jobs have not been his screenplays but his books. He’s written pretty good horror books like “Tennessee Ghosts”, “Hollywood Paranormal Films”, “Mortuary of Madness”, “Travelling in Tennessee” and the last but not least, how-to book semi-autobiographical “Magic, Monsters, and Me”. This has made Jim a great actor and a pretty big person to be around, making him be an almost not-to-miss artist when it comes to watching his movies and reading his books.

Bright Hollywood Career

Even though he has already firmed his path in the Hollywood industry, he still handles to be in great movies and writing for great horror publications around the world as one of the most internationally acclaimed people. He has played in movies like The Hospital 1 & 2, Camp Massacre and one sequel from a movie that was released in 1973, the acclaimed and famous Don’t Look in the Basement 2.

Moreover, he has also founded a good campaign towards the paranormal called Celebrity Ghost Jim O'Rear actorHunters, in which many celebrities participate in the search of the truth and good stories in the field.
Among the great publications he has made, we can name a few magazines and online newspapers from the paranormal and ghosts fields like Scary Monsters Magazine, Comics Interview, Haunted Attraction Magazine and Underground Entertainment. He has also been recognized as a great writer for this field by many great magazines like Fangoria, Alternative Cinema, Femme Fatale and Fright Times.

Jim, however, is not someone that will fade out of screen for a long time, not only because he still makes lots of movies as an actor, but because he was somehow “immortalized” in a comic from Thor, due to a Marvel issue called “What The…?” where he appeared as a comic character. Even so, he appeared as himself along with other actors like Tom Savini, James Gunn, Ken Foree and Debbie Rochon, plus many others that are not as relevant in a fictional book novel called Bad Moon Rising, written by Jonathan Mayberry.

Jim O’Rear in Full Throttle

On the other hand, as an actor, he still makes a lot of movies per year as we’ve said before. One of the movies that he has recently released is “Lost” and “Airforce One”. Also, he has been in other movies with actors like John Billingsley, BoniteFriedericy, Kevin Sorbo, Kane Hodder and the unforgettable Jason Carter.

And this is not all. Jim is actually a pretty big star on the show Hollywood Ghost Hunters, where he goes along a team of paranormal specialists into different places across the country in search of good paranormal stories to document and show to the people.
Thanks to his help as an actor and writer in Hollywood, many people have turned into the field of paranormal and ghosts. This makes him a wonderful person and an important asset to the industry, that’s why he’s as important as any other actor in Hollywood, and someone to look out to.