Zombies have become the backbone of the indie filmmaking scene; I’ve said that countless times in the past. Throw a little grey paint on one of your buddies, and you’re ready to make something that’ll end up at my front door to torture me. But there are filmmakers out there who know how to properly use the undead. One project showing promise is Patrick Horvath’s Die-ner (get it?).
Die-ner (get it?) “explores the existential dilemma of a sociopath killer who runs into the unique problem of his victims rising from the dead.
It’s business as usual for Ken, our hero and killer carte blanche, as he comes upon a diner in the middle of nowhere. After promptly dispatching the waitress and cook, Ken marks another notch on his belt as he prepares to continue on his wayward journey. As luck would have it, a young married couple arrives, Rob and Kathy, who are in the middle of a long trip on the road as well as a relationship on the rocks. The three are then greeted by the only regular who frequents the defunct diner, local sheriff Duke Burdett.
It would seem as though Ken has his job cut out for him (the pun is intended), playing a rousing game of cat and mouse with the sheriff as his suspicions become aroused. Just when the game is tuning up, all hell promptly breaks loose as the cook and waitress begin walking around … again. Tickled pink with curiosity, Ken holds the couple and, now wounded, sheriff captive as he tries to figure out what to do with these newest ex-patriots of life.”
Die-ner (get it?) has already entered post-production, so we’ll probably see this one circulating around the film festivals later this year or early next. Hope we get a screener of it soon.
Stop by the Die-ner‘s official site to catch the trailer and more stills from the flick.
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