20090709

The Undead News Thread (20090709.01)

Zombies of Mass Destruction



Part of four different film festivals (Seattle International Film Festival, Film Fest DC, Los Angeles Film Festival, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Festival), Zombies of Mass Destruction, or ZMD, is a story where "life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!" Written and directed by Kevin Hamedani, with Ramon Isao co-writing, and Janette Armand starring, the synopsis reads:

"An idyllic island town is under attack by that most invasive of pests: zombies! Port Gamble is being overrun with braineaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. But wait, a rag tag band of rebels is trying to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back. It sounds familiar, sure, but this time stereotypes are on parade (and parody) in a retake on the zombie thriller. We have the full compliment of cinematic shorthand, including the closeted small town boy who has gone to the city and returns with his pushy boyfriend in tow; the angry, hard-working, heavy-accented, immigrant from a Muslim country who is overprotective of his beautiful daughter; the hippie peacenik environmentalist; the fire and brimstone reverend who hates everything youd expect him to, and many more. Enter the zombies. Gore abounds (really abounds) and the current events-based hits keep coming in this send-up of zombie movie clich├ęs where no subculture escapes unscathed."


Not to be confused with the ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction limited issue comic series created by Kevin Grevioux, screenwriter for Underworld. I watched this trailer weeks ago, and it completely slipped my mind to post it until now. I'm really digging all these announcements of upcoming b-horror zombie movies: ZMD, The Eaters, The Horde, and Silent Night, Zombie Night. So far, this is only playing at festivals. No word on a release date, but the few reviews out there are quite positive. I'll keep you posted.

Source: ZMD: The Movie

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