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2.0 of 5 from 48 ratings
1h 47min
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Synopsis:
Jackson McGregor has returned after years of exile to his grandparent's home in a small sleepy Scottish village, a village where the daily routine consists of eating, sleeping, fishing and drinking tea. However the local's way of life is under threat from a large corporate retail machine headed up by a monster named Bennett who wants to buy land for a new development. After discovering a crate of herbal tea washed up on shore, Jackson hatches a plan to sell the tea and save the village. However the new lease of life the tea seems to give people soon turns into a nightmare, and Jackson finds himself in a village of Zimmer-frame wielding, flesh eating pensioners.
Can Jackson save the village, redeem himself and stay alive?
Actors:
Calum Booth, Steve Worsley, Richard Currie, , , Claire McCulloch, Margaret Bramwell, , Alan Fraser, , Dave Thomson, , Daniel Greavey, Dorothy Taylor, , Alec Western, Libby Beint, , , Murray Duncan
Directors:
Producers:
David Ryan Keith
Writers:
Alisdair Cook, Liam Matheson
Studio:
Showbox Media Group
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Horror
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/06/2012
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making Of
  • Audio Commentary with Director David Ryan Keith

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Reviews (1) of Attack of the Herbals

Putting the TEA back into totally crap - Attack of the Herbals review by ER

Spoiler Alert
12/06/2020

I’ve seen f88k awful films from Wales, Ireland, and England (mainly Essex) but Scotland (up until now) have come out ahead. Somehow Attack of the Herbals has escaped my attention and I like to watch British and Irish movies… This sorry horror-comedy is unfunny, badly acted and fairly unimaginative.

A crate of Nazi tea washes up in a crate at a remote Scottish village decades later. It stayed waterproof! When some dopey morons decide to sell the tea to the locals in a get rich quick scheme to save the post office from an evil property developer, little did they know that after drinking it the villagers would turn into zzzzzombies.

This is retrograde sixth form project made by people who thought that Shaun of the Dead would be a doddle to remake. The amateur cast struggle and literally die on camera, struggling with the shoddy script and plodding plot, which witholds the carnage for a very long, very unfunny 60 minutes or so. The only thing worse than a boring horror, is a boring and unfunny horror-comedy. This was a waste of time.

This registers some point because the sound, the camera work, the special effects worked, editing as they should. But this was far from entertaining.

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