So my last series of blogs about horror movies from down under was a lot more successful than I imagined it would be. It’s been a couple of months since my last one and I for one think it’s time to do another. The gimmick this time? All of these movies are Zombie movies and I won’t be limiting myself to Australian productions.
First up, as sort of a bridge between my last series and this one, is the 2013 Australian short film “Cargo”. Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke and a finalist in the Australian short-film festival Tropfest. “Cargo” concerns a father trying to protect his infant daughter during a zombie outbreak. It’s only 7 minutes long, so why don’t you check it out right now?
Next up let’s head over to Norway for the sequel to 2009’s “Død Snø (Dead Snow)”,” Død Snø 2 (Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead)” which came out this year. Again directed by Tommy Wirkola, “Død Snø 2” picks up immediately after the events of the first film. This time our heroes are trying to prevent the Nazi Zombies from taking over the world. Funnier and gorier than the first, “Død Snø 2” is worth the watch for any fan of Zombie Comedy.
Seriously this movie is so fucking awesome
For my third recommendation, I’m going to go deep into one of my favourite director’s filmography. Yes it’s David Cronenberg’s 1977 classic “Rabid”. A young woman has a motorcycle accident and is rushed to hospital. After she receives some tissue to help save her life, she grows a phallic stinger under her armpit. The stinger is used to drain blood from other people; however people she “feeds” on become rabid monsters. I consider this to be one of David Cronenberg’s best films and it’s a shame that no-one talks about it like they do about “Videodrome” and “The Fly”
Fun Fact: This film is set around Christams, so like Die Hard it's offiacially a Chritsmas movie
Let’s stay in Canada for a bit because my next recommendation is 2013’s “13 Eerie”, directed by Lowell Dean. A group of forensic undergrads go on a fired trip to a remote island, that unbeknownst to them used to house life-term prisoners. You can already figure out that the island was used for illegal biological experiments on the prisoners, but for as clichéd as the premise is it’s still a fun little romp on a zombie infested island. With some really good practical kills expecially for such a low budget and the actors also do a pretty good job.
Lastly, let’s get a bit kinky as we look at “The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody”. Directed by Joanna Angel and Tommy Pistol and released in 2013. The title pretty much gives away what the film is about, it’s a parody of “The Walking Dead” TV series but the characters fuck zombies to death. The reason I’m adding it is just because of how fucking hilarious it is, even for a porn parody.
Well that’s 5 Zombie movies for you to sink your teeth (or penis) into. I will make another one, but most likely after New Year’s. As always, feedback is greatly appreciated.
Happy Holidays - Zyk