The Undead News Thread (20090701.02)

The Outbreak

"What would you do? This interactive horror film allows viewers to make their own decision to live or die. Make the right choice, and live on to the next."

I played this interactive movie several months ago, long before I started this site, but unfortunately, due to the cost of bandwidth, they have since taken down the site (which can still be found here). On the other hand, you can still play it on YouTube, though not quite as cinematic, by watching each video and choosing your option from the annotations on the video.

"Created by uber-talented interactive design firm SilkTricky - whose clients include Taco Bell, Axe, and Red Bull - The Outbreak spawned from a love of choose-your-own-adventure books and gore and a lifetime of pent up frustration from yelling at the move/television screen whenever a horror flick’s mortally inept characters make very bad decisions.

"The undead action unfolds from a backwoods house where Kelly (the token girl), Seth (the cocky badass), Alex (the scared $#!%less creepy guy), and Dave (the injured one) attempt to stave off the zombie apocalypse while You/James (the CPA-looking dude in control) are calling the shots. It’s fast enough to appease ADD-ridden websurfers with more than enough blood and entrails to satisfy the genre fanatics."

The best part of it all? It was made by a woman, Lynn Lund, and her husband was just along for the ride as a business partner. Women that badass are fucking rare. It took five days to shoot the principal photography (and one for reshoots) and cost around thirty-five grand to make. And she wants nothing more than to do a sequel. It doesn't get much better than that. Click here to play the interactive movie at YouTube.

Source: Tilzy.TV

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