Billy Zane. Zombies. Heroes. Villainy. Flesh eating! Greece. Do we have you attention? Yes, those buzz words more than get our ghosts, and to have ’em all wrapped up into one movie has us grinning from ear to ear. Get ready for Evil in the Time of Heroes!
From the Press Release
Guts and gore, brutality, blood, dark humor… and a serious helping of Billy Zane can all be found in excess in EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES, writer/director Yorgos Noussias’ outrageous zombie apocalypse action-horror extravaganza set in his native country Greece.
Greece’s first-ever foray into the gnashingly popular zombie apocalypse sub-genre, EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES is an epic Greek action-horror-comedy zombie film that requires little introduction. An ancient evil has transformed the population of modern-day Athens into flesh-hungry undead—just as it did nearly 3,000 years earlier.
A rag-tag group of four survivors—a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor—must shoot, stab, decapitate, vivisect, impale, and just plain bulldoze their way through swarms of insatiable zombies, not to mention a bunch of nasty, degenerate humans. They receive some unexpected help from the ancient world in the form of immortal cloaked hero Prophitis (Titanic’s Billy Zane, in an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like guest appearance!), who arrives to randomly slice and dice the zombie horde and impart the wisdom of the ages upon the surviving humans.
EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES received its world premiere at the 2009 Athens Film Festival. It went on to receive accolades by horror film critics as it screened at the world’s most prominent genre film fests, including the 2010 Manchester’s Grimm Up North, 2010 Fantasia Film Festival, and 2010 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, as well as the Singapore and Edinburgh International Film Festivals.
Filled to the bloody brim with vicious battles, gore-infused struggles, period-style mythology, and a pitch-black sense of humor a la Shaun of the Dead, EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES arrives on VOD for the spring thaw, so get ready to take a bite—before it takes a bloody one out of you. And don’t say we didn’t tell you to “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!”
Look for it on VOD beginning March 25th.
Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, a horde of bloodthirsty zombies begin wreaking havoc on humans, and only a mysterious cloaked hero known as Prophitis (Billy Zane) and his otherworldly weapons can save them. Flash forward to modern-day Greece, where Athens is once again plagued by the carnivorous undead, and a ragtag band of human survivors—a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor—is on the run. And the elusive Prophitis is back, too. But zombies are only half the problem, as Greece has been targeted for destruction with a mega-bomb in order to contain the growing zombie virus. So now, the remaining humans must race against both zombies and time to ensure their survival!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Be evil in the comments section below!