Last weekend I went to an award ceremony for the Zombie Film Festival, and the week before I went to their second premier night to watch a bunch of short films, all about zombies (as you may guess). What fun!
What is a Zombie Film Festival? Participants get 30 days to create a film and all films have to contain certain elements. I know these had to have a particular quote, a zombie joke, a plunger, and a few other items. It was really fun to watch for the requirements in all of the different films.
After the award ceremony the second Friday there was a really fun punk band, The Funeral Dazies. All of the members were zombies, and body parts did occasionally fly to and from the stage, but I’m sure they were basically nice people. Here’s the band, a stray body part, and the awards announcer. They look nice, right??
So how did I know to go see all of this awesomeness when you didn’t even know it existed? I have an in! I know a really great group of people who happen to have just started a film company, Atone Films. Their film, In Vain, won an award!
The lead in the film happens to be the guy I’ve been seeing for many a year, do I know how to find the good guys or what?
Are you a fan of zombie films? Do you think 100s of slow, shambling zombies are scarier or just one or two fast, parkour type zombies are scarier? I guess it depends on how fast you can run…