Zombies are pretty hot at the moment with The Walking Dead pulling in huge viewing figures, and remakes of classics coming at us from all directions: Nightmare City by Lenzi and a prequel to Night of the Living Dead by Cameron Romero.
A great resource for all things Zombie, apart from here at 365 that is, is The Zombie Site: Your Zombie Resource Site. The page states it’s a celebration of zombie movies, from the birth of the genre in the 1930s all the way to the present day, modern horror zombie films.
Over the years, Zombie films have been used in a myriad number of ways to turn a mirror on ourselves and explore human fears and anxieties – from providing a backdrop for social commentary, to exposing modern fears of pandemics and diseases, as comedic stories designed to poke fun at ourselves, or simply as plain horror designed to scare you.
You might also want to take a look at Z-Month here at 365 for some inspiration on some less popular Z flicks.
Its not every day that you get to pledge some of your hard earned cash and purchase something as delightful as a full zombie makeover by the ultimate effects gore artist, Tom Savini. Not only that, but to be a Zombie captured on film in the reboot of Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City… rebooted by Umberto himself!
The original film was stunning. I recently had the opportunity to watch this on the big screen with Umberto offering an after show Q&A which was outstanding, but i’ve been a fan of this film for over 25 years. The reboot could be a disaster, but with these two at the helm, i’m willing to bet that this could be a little gem and something to really look forward to.
So, dig deep and support this stunning project.