Just when you think nothing new can be done with the zombie apocalypse scenario, someone does the obvious and surprises you with the cleverness of it.
Dead Set (UK-2008; TV series; dir. Yann Demanage) lets the zombie apocalypse loose while a bunch of the usual mismatched folk are safely holed away in Big Brother house, and are thus oblivious to what’s going on outside in the real world — until, that is, someone gets evicted.
You can read the full synopsis on the show’s very classy website. It’s a five-episode British TV show that clearly opens by pretending to be an ordinary Big Brother series and descending into gut-munching chaos from there. Do I detect a metaphor?
Meanwhile, here’s the trailer:
The site also has a very cool feature that allows you to take part in some bloodily cute viral advertising. It’s under the “get infected” link.
- Official Website
- Thanks to Sean Williams for drawing this to my attention.