Fans of all things undead, gut-munching and brain-eating are gonna want to set a lot of time aside this October, when Monster Pictures treat the UK to an eclectic 2-disc set packed with zombie goodness – are you ready for Ultimate Zombie Feast?
Stuffed full of over 5 hours of walking dead entertainment, Ultimate Zombie Feast promises something for everyone in its variety, from zombie comedy to gory action and even puppetry. Here’s the lowdown on what’s in store at this bloody buffet:
Zombeer (2008) – Netherlands, 11 mins
When the chief of a brewery drunkenly topples into the beer-making vat and dies, he sets off a chain of events that will affect all who come into contact with the contaminated ‘beer with a bite’.
Zombies and Cigarettes (2009) – Spain, 17 mins
A virus has been set loose in a Spanish shopping mall, and it’s turning everyone into flesh-eating zombies. Our hero is trying to get out alive and at the same time impress the girl he likes and find a cure.
Plague (2008) – UK, 17 mins
Focusing on an isolated journey into the unknown, we follow Vilhelm, an illegal migrant and gun runner, who is trying to make a new beginning. When he arrives in London, The dead rise and consume the living. Can Vilhelm escape the bloodbath?
Bitten (2006) – UK, 6 mins
A woman who has been bitten arrives home and faces her terrifying transformation into one of the undead. As she tries to hold on to her last breaths of humanity, she is confronted with the horrors of what happened to her family.
Arise (2010) – USA, 18 mins
Thanatos is a conspiracy theorist living in Savannah, Georgia. His girlfriend believes that someday the dead will return to life. While at work one night, his worst fears are realised. Now he must battle his way through work to get to his girlfriend and her daughter in time… before they become ghouls themselves!
Not Even Death (2009) – USA, 5 mins
Living among zombies has become commonplace. With the threat of infection ever-lurking, humans are required to gun down the undead – even if it means killing a loved one. Then there’s David. A few years ago Jackie, the love of his life, became infected. Unable to bear the thought of her annihilation, he keeps her chained in the basement, out of sight of their young daughter. Bringing her tasty morsels of blood and brains from the local butcher, he has managed to keep her satiated. There is hope that a cure is near completion in Germany. Will it come in time?
Fear of the Living Dead (2009) – USA, 16 mins
Have you ever had one of those terrible dreams where you are alone and everyone that you have ever loved is dead? What if it wasn’t a dream?
Kidz (2010) – Canada, 9 mins
When their parents are killed during the zombie apocalypse, a group of kids have to face their fears and find resourceful ways to stay alive.
The Book of Zombie (2007) – USA, 64 mins
A small, sleepy Utah town gets an undead wake-up call when all of the townspeople of Mormon faith suddenly transform into flesh-eating ghouls! Now, a group of “non-believers” unaffected by the mysterious epidemic must band together to survive the night and answer the burning question: How do you kill a Mormon zombie?
Zombie Harvest (2003) – UK, 11 mins
An alternative to Diary of the Dead, Zombie Harvest is a comedy / horror set in the English countryside. A scientist secretly working at the local American Army base is hunted by two soldiers after he flees the base. Little known to them, the scientist has used himself as a human laboratory, conducting tests with tragic consequences. Told through the eyes of one of the soldiers, the story takes a dramatic turn when the chase enters a farmyard. A slick zombie romp with nods to the Carry On… and Ealing Comedy films of the 50’s and 60’s with a touch of Peter Jackson’s madness.
The Skin of your Teeth (2009) – USA, 14 mins
Four survivors are holed up in a farm, waiting for the end of the zombie apocalypse. Isolation and creeping terror set in as they realise they are not alone.
Zomblies (2009) – UK, 47 mins
When a private militia’s rookie zombie hunters send out a distress call, it’s up to the Rangers to cross The Wall and bring them back as well as uncover the truth about a terrifying new breed of zombie.
It Came from the West (2007) – Denmark, 16 mins
Virgil lives alone with his bully father and a mute bartender, and he is being mocked by the two tough cowboys Eddie and Hank. Because of The Dark Butcher who has been terrorizing the local Indian tribe, the Indians see no other way than bringing the dead to live by performing The Forbidden Rituals. When the zombies suddenly attack the saloon, action begins and true characters are brought to daylight. The film is inspired by Sergio Leones’s classic Westerns and there are several references to the genre to be found in the film. The style is a mixture of hand-held puppets and animation. Besides the funny characters and the gory action, it is the richness of highly prepared and surprising details that makes this film a unique experience full of dark humour.
Paris By Night of the Living Dead (2009) – France, 12 mins
Blood, guts and bullets galore in a film where a bride and groom find themselves at the centre of the zombie outbreak in the French capital.
Savages (2011) – India, 39 mins
A group of teenagers go on a trek in the jungle in a forbidden area near a former biochemical facility. When one of their members get infected, the boys resort to desperate measures for survival, but in order to get out of the jungle, they have to stay together, trust their instincts and above all, keep their sanity intact.
Dead Hungry (2009) – UK, 10 mins
Dead Hungry is the debut fiction short film from director Will Bridges. Set in a classic 1970’s American B-Movie the story centres around Jed, who is starving; he hasn’t eaten for days. He’s lost and alone, wandering around a vast forest searching for the one thing that can satisfy his insatiable hunger… human brains. The problem is he can’t catch a thing. He is a loser; he was a loser in life, and nothing seems to have changed now he is dead. But can the pity of a recently dead/undead woman turn his luck?
Ultimate Zombie Feast hits shelves on October 8th.
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