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It’s zombie goodness and it’s upcoming

March 30, 2011

Two completely different kinds of movie presented in this post.

Dark Souls is a Norwegian horror film. While not perhaps a traditional take on the zombie film, there are nevertheless familiar elements there for it to find its way here. Here’s the synopsis:

A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna, she is disorientated and becomes pale and unresponsive. Similar attacks begin to happen and Johanna’s father takes it on himself to find out the truth. He embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.

Being Finnish, I like Scandinavian movies a whole lot. The familiar-looking locations bring that feeling of “this could happen to me” which makes horror movies twice as effective. Dark Souls looks impressive, and I’ll definitely need to check it out.

See the movie’s official site for more information.

The next movie is a whole another story. Bong of the Dead apparently carries the torch passed on by Braindead (or Dead Alive, as it’s known to some). Silly humour, blood and guts, low budget are the key concepts here. I’m not usually much of a fan of films like this, but somehow the trailer managed to win me over. It’s also a testament to the tools available to budding film makers these days, as it looks pretty nice considering its $5000 budget. The synopsis is just..yeah.

Edwin and Tommy are two stoner buddies who are lone survivors of a mass zombie outbreak caused by meteorites. One day they discover a great zombie fertilizer that helps grow super potent pot. The problem is since the government has cleared out many of the major cities, there are no longer any zombies where they live. In order for them to get more zombies for fertilizer, they must go on a road trip to the “Danger Zone” where they hope to find and gather as many zombies as possible for their brains. Along the way they get captured by an evil flamboyantly gay Zombie named Alex who has a plot to organize an army of the undead in order to take over the world. Once they escape his clutches, they team up with Leah Kroaker, another lone survivor who has spent the past year of her life since the outbreak tinkering and building things on her farm. She joins the boys and builds the ultimate zombie killing machine in order to help them on their quest.

And here’s the trailer, pretty much matching the synopsis:

Find out more at www.bongofthedead.com.

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4 comments

  1. I like silly! Good find duuuuuude!


  2. Dark Souls looks good, and I’ll take a euro-movie over a Yank one anytime, and you’ve illustrated why. The director of the Bong one seems full of himself.

    Shame Kaurismaki can’t be cajoled/convinced/blackmailed/beaten to make one.


  3. Aye that’s more Rob Zombie than Zombie Apocalypse.



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