Trailer for an upcoming post-apocalyptic film that looks amazing. In the late 1950s, a young woman’s husband and stepsons leave the family family to take a ride into town and don’t come back. She finally sets off after them and finds a derelict world occupied only by a few dazed survivors.
Currently watching World War 3, a 1998 German TV mockumentary showing what would have happened if Gorbachev had been overthrown by Russian hardliners and Soviet troops had fired on demonstrators in Berlin, starting World War III. The film mixes real footage of world leaders with mock interviews. It’s pretty amazing so far, really loving it. Get it free on YouTube. Here’s Part 1 of 10.
Saw BATTLE FOR LOS ANGELES and loved the simplicity of the premise and the military perspective (hey Jonathan Liebesman, now do the same with zombies–adapt TOOTH AND NAIL!). Great action, effects. Loved it. But: The shaking cam made it almost impossible to see what was going on in the first half. Then the story appeared to keep stopping and starting. Would have worked better with calmer cam and 1 story arc imho.
Second trailer for HUMANS VERSUS ZOMBIES, more indie horror fun. “I’ve had wet dreams about this day,” our hero says. I doubt I would be as delighted to see the world end and have to shoot people in the face every few minutes to survive. To each his own, I guess.
If you haven’t seen PONTYPOOL yet, you should give it a watch. The “zombies” in the film are people infected with a virus that exists in language, which makes them violently insane. Most of the action occurs offscreen and is described through language–quite powerfully. About a year ago, the Zed Word interviewed Tony Burgess, the author of the novel on which the film is based, as well as the screenplay.
And another interesting zombie movie coming out this year …