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Upcoming zombie goodness, anyone?

January 29, 2011

It’s time for another glimpse at future zombie movies, namely two of them.

The first one is from Russia, called Project Panacea. It’s apparently made on a small budget (250 000 Russian rubles, which is a bit over 6000 EUR), and I’m not really sure if it looks impressive. Whether it’s any good or not, I’m still happy to see yet another country making a zombie movie. And who knows, it might be a positive surprise.

The second one looks more interesting. It’s called Re-Kill and is kind of a mix of Cops and zombies. The movie centers on a reality TV-show, in which reporters follow a SWAT team that goes into a zombie hot zone. From the producer:

You find out the movie is an episode of a television show, a la COPS, five years after an outbreak that kills 85% of the population. Now they have units that go around to keep the hot zones in check. You follow this unit like a COPS episode, with two camera men. So you get interviews while they’re out on their various calls. What you witness is a possible incident that might start outbreak number two.”

Re-Kill seems very interesting (and not entirely unlike REC), and seems to offer loads of gaming potential. Looking forward to seeing how the movie turns out.

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6 comments

  1. Re-Kill looks like it could be fun, but its hard to tell from a trailer for cheap movies like that I find.

    I watched Apocalypse of the Dead, The/La Horde (both movies mentioned on this blog previously) and Flight of the Living Dead recently. It was more or less impossible to tell which of those three would be watchable without actually sitting through them.

    Apocalypse looked cheap from the outset but had Ken Foree starring so had something going for it for genre fans at least. I found the film very difficult to watch. It took me two attempts to get to the end (my wife gave up after twenty minutes. She was better off).

    The Horde and Flight of the Living Dead were both actually OK as cheap zombie movies go, with La Horde being one of the more enjoyable zombie films that I have seen for quite a while. Heartily recommended for zombie fans.

    Flight had potential to be as bad as a Sci-Fi channel movie, but turned out to have better acting and dialogue than a pr0no, which was unexpected. Recommended viewing for genre fans with low expectations. Hopefully Re-Kill will be of similar calibre.

    Thanks for the heads up 🙂


    • Completely agree with you here. Apocalypse of the Dead was dire, in my opinion. I desperately wanted to like it, but I just couldn’t bear watching it through. For me the worst thing is if something looks really cheap, and I can’t help but wonder how they can still manage that. I mean, a simple DV cam, some skill and decent video editing software is all that’s needed, as Youtube will quite aptly prove.

      La Horde I really liked, as I mentioned here in my review. It’s been ages since I watched Flight, but I remember thinking that it was pretty ok. Maybe a bit too strong comedy element, but I think I’ll give it another go. Maybe I should start reviewing zombie movies more? Might be helpful, with all the rubbish out there.

      Re-Kill does show promise, at least by not looking cheap. I also quite like the concept. As our Angry friend pointed out, there’s a definite REC2 element there. I liked the way the movie appears to try and make the characters somewhat relatable. I’ve said it a hundred times before, but that pretty much makes or breaks a zombie flick.


  2. Re-kill looks watchable, just watched REC2 which was definitely interesting.


  3. When is ReKill coming out?


  4. […] A US film of near future SWAT vs zombies action that I posted about on January 29th 2011. It will be available on dvd, and is slated for release on September 26th […]



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