What this really is, is more of a B-movie than anything else. Everything feels ultimately very low budget, especially where creature designs are concerned. There’s an early scene in which a werewolf transforms and it’s a classic “one second the camera is on him, the next he’s wearing a mask” type of deal with a little bit of CG transforming thrown in. I don’t think it’d be a reach to find a better werewolf mask at your local Halloween store. There’s also a scene in a sort of chop shop for zombies looking for replacement limbs, and the set that was used is very bland and under-decorated. It’s supposed to look makeshift and low-key, but it just comes off as uninteresting in design. It’s supposed to be funny, of course, that Marcus becomes fitted with a black arm because that’s all that was available in this shop. But really it’s a testament to the often lame humor that this film displays.
It’s not a great film, and it’s not an outright bad film. It’s in that grey area in-between, in which it’s a film I can recommend if you want to watch something occasionally funny and goofy with a fairly neat final creature fight. Ultimately, it’s a shame more love was not bestowed upon what seems like truly excellent source material. In the end, it plays like a giant episode of Buffy or Supernatural or some other genre show. And not one of the best. But that being said, maybe someone ought to turn this into a TV series, where it might get to shine.