ByThe Horror Honeys, writer at
The Horror Honeys

Set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, [Maggie](movie:397714) is a more serious role for Arnold (because furrowed brows in [The Expendables 2](movie:42634) don't count), and co-stars Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson.

A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature from director Henry Hobson.

I have a few issues with this premise - First: the issue of zombies as she resorting to cannibalism as a response to a disease or a mental disorder like schizophrenia? Or is it something else - did she get sick and is slowly turning into a zombie? Which also makes me wonder what happens to tip Arnie off that his sweet little girl is masticating man-flesh...

IMDb's description makes more sense, and is less about Arnold. A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into zombies. So, issue number one is taken care of...kind of. So Arnold is going to go batsh*t and keep her all chained up like The Governor from TWD or keep her in the shed like Shaun and Ed? I'd watch that.

Second issue: Arnold as a Midwestern farmer. I hope they throw in a backstory about how he came to America from Austria or something, because he's really bad at accents. Especially his own.

  Farmer Arnie
Farmer Arnie

  It's subtle - I like it.
It's subtle - I like it.

Aside from these stills, the is no other info available for [Maggie](movie:397714) but I found a REALLY crappy fan-made trailer... I'm guessing that the team behind this little zombie-themed film are waiting to see what the TIFF reception will be before releasing anything official. What I'm expecting? A trailer of the greatest hits, plus some sentimental Father-daughter bonding, and probably a title change before distribution is announced. Will I be right? I'll check back after TIFF.

(Photo source: Indiewire)


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