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Published on October 29th, 2012 | by Chris


Osombie (2012)

Review of: Osombie (2012)
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On October 29, 2012
Last modified:December 13, 2012


An Osama Bin Laden Zombie? What can go wrong? Well, what sounded like a premise with a lot of promise, didn't deliver.

Osombie (2012)I first learned of Osombie when I was compiling a list of Halloween/Horror-themed war movies, and I thought maybe this sounded like it could be a cool movie.  At least it sounded cool, I figured, hey, it might even be good for a few laughs.

Nope.  Well, a few laughs, maybe, but not the good kind.

The movie starts with the now-infamous raid on Osama Bin Laden's hideout, but after that, things go hopelessly wrong.  Seems Osama is now undead, and escapes into the briny deep....

Also turns out that he was working on a biological agent that he let loose on the region, causing an outbreak of Zombie-itis that makes the zombies randomly appear in the middle of the desert apparently out of nowhere looking for brains.  No, seriously, our band of heroes (I'm getting there) just comes across these undead literally wandering around the desert.  What?

We meet our "band of heroes" in a full-on zombie firefight.  And from this moment on, you know what you're in for.  And its not pretty.  I'm not even going to run down the roster, but suffice it to say they picked the biggest comic-book stereotypes they could.  Right down to the petite samurai sword wielding female sharpshooter (not even joking.)

They run into another lone female, Dusty (Eve Mauro) who is looking for her brother Derek (Jasen Wade) who is in turn looking to eliminate Bin Laden on a vendetta of sorts.  Derek is actually the bright spot of the movie, with Wade appearing to take great and humorous pleasure from this role.  Kudos for not taking this too seriously.  That implied wink-and-nod was much appreciated.

But back to the story.  They follow the required path of getting picked off one-by one, until it comes down to the final battle at the zombie stronghold... and the Zombie Bin Laden finally eradicated.

Its just, I don't know, if everyone else had approached this with the same "I'm going to enjoy the sh*t out of this" demeanor that Wade brought to the Derek character it might have been at least fun.  Because as it is, it wasn't.  The cliched seriousness of our squad of heroes continually dragged the whole thing down.  Even the few one liners they tried to deliver just didn't cut it.

Plus, you're going to have to give me something more to go on than randomly placed zombies wandering the desert.  Needless to say, I wasn't that impressed with Osombie.  Not that I was expecting a whole lot, but a bit more would have been great.  Going with 2/5.  Sorry, guys.

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Dusty (Eve Mauro) is on a desperate mission to rescue her brother, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama Bin Laden is still alive. In Afghanistan, she falls in with a team of Special Forces soldiers on a secret assignment...

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Binding: Blu-ray
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Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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  • Corey Sevier
  • Eve Mauro
  • Jasen Wade
  • Danielle Chuchran
  • William Rubio


  • Factory sealed DVD


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, May 17, 2017
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Not a bad zombie movie I have over 85 different zombie movies and this one has a different twist to it the storyline. The characters are good and the video is not as bad as I thought it would be if you can buy it at a good price well worth it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No letter bombs, please, April 10, 2014
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I'm a zombie movie fan, as in fanatic. There are no bad zombie movies, just some better than others. Osombie is a true zombie movie, Osama is dead and comes back. His followers rally once again behind the Imam of Death who is now the Dead Imam of Death. A team of zombie killers go out for sundry reasons and wind up losing team members, picking up stragglers and in the end doing what Americans always do, save the day.

Some may find the acting a little amateurish, and the gunshot effects are over the top (one shouldn't shoot zombies with a large caliber sniper's rifle akin to the Barrett .50 cal).

Suspend disbelief and enjoy the show. Sorry guys, the T & A is more a matter of imagination than a feature of the film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Special ops zombies and well the plot omg haha, December 8, 2016
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ok this film is low buget but hey i like it oh sure the plot flew so far outa the window but sit back eat popcorn and watch it for what it is its funny its zombies and its well one hell of a plot ideal and the price come on go for it i did lol

hope they make a sequel lol
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Summary: An Osama Bin Laden Zombie? What can go wrong? Well, what sounded like a premise with a lot of promise, didn't deliver.


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I've been watching war movies for probably 25 years now. Since December 2006 I've been sharing my habit and passion for these movies here on this site.

2 Responses to Osombie (2012)

  1. Pingback: 23 Horror-themed War Movies for Halloween | War Movies | Reviews and News

  2. the war movie buff says:

    No, thank you. I’ll wait for the Kate Bigelow version. Not a cult classic? I do like the title.

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