I’ve been writing about the living dead for over twenty years and have been watching zombie movies for even longer. There’s been such a plethora of stories over the last decade in particular that it seems harder than ever to come up with an original premise and yet, people keep doing so. Perhaps that’s because zombies are so very adaptable: wherever there are people there exists the potential for the reanimated dead!
After hearing the title talked about quite a bit last year, I was interested to recently catch up with THE CURED, a 2017 post-post-apocalyptic zombie movie set in Ireland. I’m pleased to report that the film a). is very good and b). has a reasonably original approach.
A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.
Back in February 2010 I stumbled upon the trailer for a new zombie movie I hadn’t come across before: PORTRAIT OF A ZOMBIE. I was so taken by the short clip that I posted it on this site and I also got in touch with the director, Bing Bailey. We spoke on and off over the years but it wasn’t until recently that I finally managed to watch the movie. I was browsing around Lovefilm one night, looking for a horror movie to watch which a). wasn’t crap, or b). I hadn’t seen a hundred times already, and there it was, right at the top of the list, just begging to be streamed.
And man, I’m glad I watched it. POAZ (as I’ll call it from here on in to save typing) was a real treat that I’m happy to recommend as part of my Post-Apocalyptic Movie Club. So please watch the trailer below, then click the link for my thoughts and a few words from Bing Bailey.
Like many of you, I’m a sucker for a good zombie movie, and bloody hell, this looks like it’s going to be a good zombie movie…
I recently spoke to the director of the film, Bing Bailey, who told me about a couple of publicity campaigns he has running at the moment. When the film’s Facebook fan page (click here) hits 10,000 fans, 10 randomly selected fans will receive limited edition posters signed by cast and crew members. Tell your Facebook friends and get them to sign up too. Ask them to leave a comment with your name because, when the page hits 100,000 fans, 5 props from the movie will be given to the people who’s names appear most. And who wouldn’t want to get a hold of a bloody meat cleaver, a slingshot, a bloody severed hand, a bloody straight jacket or some zombie eyes…?!