This weekend brings about the wonderful holiday of Easter. It’s the time of the year when some folks celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ by painting eggs, hiding them, and letting children try to find them. Oh, and there’s a rabbit, too, but don’t ask me to explain that because I’m in the middle of celebrating Passover and am 100% clueless.
To honor this holiday and its theme of “rising from the dead,” Vimeo curator Meghan Oretsky has created a channel titled “Back From the Dead,” which brings together several zombie-themed short horror films, all of which you can watch below.
How do you celebrate Easter? If you’ve got any horror traditions that you bring to this holiday, definitely let us know in the comments!
“Isolated” (dir. Thomas Vergara)
Synopsis: After finding himself in a wrecked taxi, Evan tries to figure out the pieces of the puzzle while dealing with a dangerous threat in a seemingly deserted city.
“Cargo” (dir. Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke)
Synopsis: Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.
“Less Than Human” (dir. Steffan Bang Lindholm)
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, zombies are cured and exiled to secluded camps. There has been talk about rehabilitating post-zombies back into society. Steve, the journalist reporting on the case, thinks the zombies still pose a threat to society. He ventures into one of these camps to prove to the world that rehabilitation is out the question.
“Play Dead” (dir. Andres Meza Valdes & Diego Meza Valdes)
Synopsis: A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors. Sit. Stay. Play dead.
“Waterborne” (dir. Ryan Coonan)
Synopsis: When a local ranger in a small country town finds an unidentified algae overwhelming the water supply, he knows that something’s not right. But it’s not until the sun goes down that he discovers the true extent of the danger – it seems the town is about to experience the effects of a mysterious infection that turns not only humans – but animals too – into zombies. Australian wildlife has never been so terrifying…
“The Grey Matter” (dir. The McCoubrey Brothers)
Synopsis: An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath he attracts the attention of his beautiful co-worker, granting him a new lease on life… but something strange is afoot.
“Spoiler” (dir. Daniel Thron)
Synopsis: The zombie apocalypse happened — and we won. But though society has recovered, the threat of infection is always there — and Los Angeles coroner Tommy Rossman is the man they call when things go wrong.
“We Together” (dir. Henry Kaplan)
Synopsis: A zombie narrative set to music, featuring some energetic dance sequences and eliciting a strange empathy to the zombie leads.
“When the Zombies Come” (dir. Jon Hurst)
Synopsis: At a hardware store in the middle of nowhere, fans of the walking dead have turned their love of zombies into an obsession which has warped the way they see the store and its customers.
“Too Late” (dir. Rani Naamani)
Synopsis: John finds himself struggling against time as he painfully morphs into something else…