Having enjoyed the zombie video game DEAD ISLAND, I picked up the new release of the makers’ DYING LIGHT, which is a bit more serious and gritty, and with more features to enhance the game experience. Now I just need a decent block of time to give it a good run.
Crackle.com has produced an original made-for-digital film, DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER, based on the popular game franchise.
The movie looks to play itself firmly tongue-in-cheek, which I think works really well for zombies in a movie format (such as ZOMBIELAND) but not so well in TV (Z NATION). Conversely, I think achieving the right balance needed to do zombies as a serious drama works better in TV (THE WALKING DEAD) but not as well in movies, though there are a few notable exceptions (such as 28 DAYS LATER).
Anyway, it looks like fun. Check out the trailer below. The movie will be available for streaming March 27, 2015.