Oh, zombies. The much maligned creature of the horror realm. Some directors think you're scary; some directors think you're funny. Some directors make you fast; some directors make you slow, and some just can't decide at all and just let you do whatever you want on screen. Are you infected with first world GMO crops? Are you viral? Are you bewitched? Or are you just there because horror movie... No one really knows.
Indie horror is FULL of zombie films, some of them are great, and some of them aren't. But, as the zombie's might say (?), it's all about taste.
Indie ZomRomCom April Apocalypse wants to be the next [Zombieland](series:832210) - but does it make the grade? YOU decide.
The story [slightly edited for realism from IMDb] After years of yearning for the girl next door (oh boy, here we go), Artie (the resident nerd and punching bag) finally builds the courage to woo her...only to find out the girl of his dreams and best friend (and most popular girl evar - is this Spiderman?), April, is moving away - sending Artie into a deep depression. Three years later, Artie gets over himself (kinda) to "go find April and make her yours because you're OWED that, man!". Empowered and eager to find April, Artie crashes his car on the way...(is that what happened?) and wakes up a week later in the middle of a zombie outbreak. Now it's up to Artie and his ever-growing courage to find April - no matter what cannibalistic creature steps in his way. - the "official" synopsis ends here...so we're left wondering just what IS up to Artie in his endless search for "the one that got away but probably didn't really like him in the first place, but when he finds her, she'll be so flattered by his obsessive chase for her that she'll immediately fall into bed with him. Y'know, that old chestnut. Oh yeah, and he's been bitten...so there's that.
Starring Roger Bart (Hostel II, Stepford Wives, Excision), Reece Thompson (Perks of Being a Wallflower), Rebekah Brandes (NCIS, Criminal Minds), George Lopez (seriously, it's George Lopez), April Apocalypse is lurching towards a September 24th release and a film festival debut in October in Spain.
Where do YOU stand on zombie films? Will YOU be checking out April Apocalypse?
(Source: Indie Films & Festivals)