When one comes across a film with the title Tsunambee, you get a quick understanding of what and insane, outrageous and possibly quite funny b-movie with the so bad its good concept. Sadly, none of that actually occurs, and this time ones receives a preachy movie of religious portions along with silly CGI and poor acting from director Milko Davis and co-director Thomas Martwick (on his first horror film). Although Martwirck worked on Z/Rex: The Jurassic Dead (2017) an action sci-fi where some of the actors of this flick starred there too. In addition, Tsunambee does provide something very significant to the viewers what happens when a script takes itself far too seriously, and this time it’s a doozy, all from the mind of Milko. One needs to mention that this flick originally titled Tsunambee: The Wrath Cometh, now with a shortened title and available through Wild-Eye Releasing.
The film plops the viewer into the action of three individuals fleeing a major city as if the apocalypse already arrived, suddenly meeting two-others in a stereotypical redneck appearance and the guns drawn. Wait, what is happening and why, no reason nothing, given to the viewer. The lead in the threesome pulls a handgun while the duo has their military grade rifles pointed at them, and the bickering starts, but never gives anything away, to show a believable point or a reason for the incident to occur. Quickly enough Sherriff Lindsay Feargo arrives (how did she know to arrive there and at that time, no reasoning given) to stop the action suddenly they’re all on the run from giant bees. So very silly, missing any true b-movie sense or appeal, quickly enough the dialogue boils down the repercussions of why it’s happening translating into a religious message. The end times filled with oversized bees though look more like wasps, but no one really cares at this point, especially after people become zombies too. Feargo and a group of survivors try to ride out the end times in old house while the sheriff mentions never gone through anything like it (enter the b-movie dialogue or even comedy) sorry none of that happens, another missed opportunity for so many of them.
These filmmakers needed to review past bee/ wasps flicks only to see what makes a great flick, and this following list does a lot more than Tsunambee could ever do, with the pitiful movie. The insect as a horror movie monster is a time tested standard killer bees taking revenge The Swarm (1978); Killer Bees (1974); Black Swarm (2007); The Deadly Bees (1967); The Bees (1978); Dragon Wasps (2012); Infestation (2009); Swarmed (2005) and a great b-movie Stung (2015).
The negatives fill the screen often, and never make a so bad it’s so good, the pitiful rendition of CGI bees, adding in a wretched script which leads to poor dialogue and no establishing the scenes, wildly running into each other, no continuity and the directing all feel quite misplaced. The acting not much better, though it all appears better than what the creatures are supposed to look like, and the locations don’t fair much better, suddenly it pulls the people stung become zombies, huh, what, and back to the bible quoting, and lack of effective bee attacks. Lastly, a strange IMDb credit of the director reads as Milko Davis Main Director, and believe it or not that reads on many of his films, really unsure why, does anyone have a clue.
Sometimes I, like other horror fans, want the absurdity found in a b-movie, a killer snowman, snakes on planes, and so on, the silliness going over the top a National Lampoon flick or something from the Scary Movie franchise this insanity. However, reduce it all to religious banter and thoroughly disappointed entertainment valued on a budget of $780,000.
IMDb Rating: 4.2/10
Baron’s Rating: 2.5/10