I come across a lot of horror stuff on a daily basis, some of which stands out, most of which does not. I’m constantly seeking out new stuff to bring to you guys to keep things fresh around here. I’m always excited to bring the projects that do stand out to me, and today I have another one for you bloodthirsty ghouls to hunger over.
Charmed Apocalypse Pictures is behind the upcoming U.K. film, Zombie Resurrection. The films looks to add a new twist to the zombie sub-genre that could be interesting. Zombie Resurrection has been bouncing around for a couple of years now trying to get funding to finish the film, and it looks like it’s finally finished and has an international sales agent, Moviehouse Entertainment. Moviehouse Entertainment will be taking Zombie Resurrection to Cannes in May, so maybe we’ll get a chance to see this one in the near future, let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Zombie Resurrection is co-written and directed by Andy Phelps and Jake Hawkins. It stars Eric Colvin, Jim Sweeney, Danny Brown, Simon Burbage, Jade Gatrell, Joe Rainbow, and Rachel Nottingham.
Fifteen months after the zombie apocalypse, a small band of survivors are forced to take refuge in an abandoned school, where they discover a mysterious zombie with the power to raise the undead back to life.
Zombie Resurrection is a darkly humorous low-budget horror film set 15 months after the zombie apocalypse. Since the outbreak, pockets of survivors live in isolated stockades dotted around the country, and so successful has this separation been that there have been no new infections for months.
The zombies have decayed away; deteriorating to slow, shambolic, toothless pests.
We join a group of eight survivors in the middle of a six-day march across the badlands, moving from one of the smaller stockades to the central most-populous hub. A party of people all dealing with the end of the world in their own way – the weekend soldier; the skittish prisoner; the unnecessarily violent veteran; the middle-class parent and his bizarrely well-adjusted daughter; the foul-mouthed chav; the idealistic zombie-rights campaigner; the pregnant religious zealot.
En route, the party leader has a freakishly unlucky encounter with a zombie, and loses a leg. With night-time quick approaching and the nearby horde lured by the smell of blood, the party are forced to seek refuge inside an abandoned school. There they encounter the first ripe zombie that they’ve seen in months; less than 24 hours since infection, the zombie is fast, powerful and absolutely terrifying.
Convinced that there must be other survivors in the building, a faction splits away from the group to investigate, and discovers a gathering of zombies involved in a bizarre resurrection ceremony. A mysterious serene zombie lays his hands upon one of the horde, who violently returns to life. Petrified, the man struggles to escape but is immediately re-devoured; a continual recycling of the horde that keeps them fresh and extraordinarily dangerous.
As the party fight to understand the mysteries of the school, they are confronted with their first real test of survival since the beginning of the outbreak. They rescue another survivor, a psychotic denizen whose only memories are of being brutally devoured a hundred times over, and attempt to kidnap the mysterious zombie from the midst of his horrifying congregation. Is he the answer to the zombie plague? How much faith can you have in something that science can’t explain?
As tensions build among the group the characters wrestle with issues of belief, guilt and self-interest. With the party fractured, a deadly balancing act develops between survival and heroism, in an increasingly splatter-ridden game of cat-and-mouse through to a gore-tastic climax.
Watch the trailer here,
Keep an eye out for more on Zombie Resurrection coming soon to Horror Society!