I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (2014)
Dir: Guy Pidgen
Written By: Guy Pidgen
Starring: Harley Neville, Jocelyn Christian, Ben Baker, Reannin Johannink
UK release: Frightfest 2014
A satirical take on the overdone zombie genre, during which an enthusiastic young runner finds the film set on which he’s delighted to be working overtaken by the un-dead.
Zombie movies are totally overdone. Even the zom-rom-com subgenre is overstuffed at this stage, which is really saying something. And, just when you thought every possible rip on the genre had been done, this nifty little New Zealand comedy/horror comes along to turn everything we thought we knew on its head before tearing it to pieces spectacularly, for our viewing pleasure.
In an interesting twist, the zombie outbreak at the heart of I Survived A Zombie Holocaust actually takes place on the set of a low budget zombie movie, on which plucky runner, and wannabe writer, Wesley (Neville) has just landed his dream job. With a loopy director who demands to be referred to only as the initials SMP and a cast of nightmarish … Continue reading