Midnight Releasing has tabbed Aug. 11 for the DVD debut of the British zombie import from the writing and directing team of Andy Phelps and Jake Hawkins. The title is Zombie Resurrection and it has something of a different take on this popular film genre.
It’s been over a year since the world suffered a zombie plagued (likely a bio weapon of some kind) and in this post-apocalypse landscape we meet a half-dozen survivors who are trying to make their way to safety. Nothing uncommon about this scenario, survivors seeking a safe haven — that’s right out of the Resident Evil film series.
Here is where Phelps and Hawkins throw us a curse. Our little band of survivors come across a zombie horde, bumping around, looking unkept and in search of human flesh. But among them is this gentle, bearded and blind zombie (played by Rupert Phelps) who seems to at peace with his existence.
Zombies are terrifying enough, but these survivors have learned how to deal with them, but when they see this “Messiah” lay his hand upon one of the undead it is enough to give one nightmares. The undead, once touched, is resurrected — cured — and is immediately set upon by the zombies that mingle around him (or her), ripped to pieces and devoured.
Nightmares, indeed, this place that they’ve come to is an endless cycle of carnage. To hum a few bars from The Animals 1966 rock classic, “We gotta get out of this place … If it’s the last thing we ever do!”
Bonus features for Zombie Resurrection include the production featurette titled “Shooting The Dead: The Making of Zombie Resurrection.”