Film Synopses: Zombies

2 (US-2007; dir. Andy Davis)

A zombie survivalist film that centers around two survivors in a dying world.

Cottonmouth (US-2008; short; dir. Christopher P. Garetano)

Four female victims of toxic shock syndrome return from the dead for revenge.

Dead Threat (US-2008; dir. John Woginrich)

On the eve of his departure for college, Sam spends the day with his life-long best friend Jeff for the last time for a while. During the course of the day, however, the dead start to roam the earth forcing Sam and Jeff into hiding. Now with the [zombie] apocalypse brewing outdoors, their friendship will be confronted and put to the ultimate test. (horror-movies.ca)

Don’t Wake the Dead (Germany-2008; dir. Andreas Schnaas)

The plot involves a group of female art students who spend the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the palace has ties to the Templar Knights and Nazi occultism—and when blood is spilled on the sacred ground, legions of the undead begin crawling up from its ancient cemeteries. From then on, it’s schoolgirls fighting sword-wielding ghouls and bloodthirsty SS zombies, until a mysterious stranger with an unbelievable plethora of weapons arrives to help them out. (Writer Ted Geoghegan, quoted on Fangoria.com)

Evilution (US-2008; dir. Chris Conlee)

A microscopic alien life form has been discovered and it has the ability to possess the living and resurrect the dead. The US military has tried to communicate with it but that didn’t work so instead they’ve foolishly decided to create a genetically engineered version of the alien to bring back dead soldiers on the battlefield. Unfortunately the alien won’t be controlled, turning soldier against soldier. An idealistic scientist kidnaps the last “pure specimen” of the alien to try and reverse the damage and holes up in a tenement complex to do so. From there it’s all downhill, as the alien gets loose and starts creating a horde of zombies out of the tenants. The scientist and some survivors now have the task of destroying the infected. After all, if cannibalistic dead escape out into the city, then it’s the end for the human race.

Gallowwalker (US/UK-2009; dir. Andrew Goth)

A mysterious gunman, Aman, is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman – all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Aman enlists Fabulos, a new young warrior, to fight by his side. (IMDB)

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (US-2008; dir. Paul Bunnell)

JOHNNY X and his rebellious gang of juvenile delinquents from outer space (called the Ghastly Ones) have been banished to planet Earth until they can pay for their crimes.

The Ghastly Ones are in hot pursuit of a mysterious femme fatale named BLISS, who has stolen their most prized possession—a strange suit with magical powers known as the “resurrection suit.”  When Johnny X wears this suit, he can control anyone against their will.

To capture Bliss, Johnny must form an unlikely alliance with a shifty show promoter, KING CLAYTON, who desperately needs the resurrection suit for his own selfish scheme—to insure that the legendary rock star MICKEY O’FLYNN successfully completes a comeback concert.

Johnny’s plight is further complicated when the unpredictable rocker suddenly drops dead, forcing him to use the suit for a far darker purpose—to bring the late, great Mickey O’Flynn back from the grave for a spectacular concert of the macabre! (official website)

Killdroid (Philippines-[in production]; dir. Rico Maria Ilarde)

“A disturbed Goth schoolgirl who stumbles unwittingly across the remnants of a long abandoned military project designed to create an army of android killers from the processed bodies of dead soldiers. The girl takes on the mysteriously beautiful Killdroid as a lover, only to discover, too late, that its insatiable sexual appetite is inexorably linked with a need for slaughter.” (24Framespersecond.net)

Necroville (US-2007; dir. Richard Griffin and Billy Garberina)

The story concerns the exploits of two long time friends, Jack and Alex, who lose their jobs at a mom and pop video store after trashing the establishment in a zombie attack. Without much ambition guiding either one of them, they fall into employment at the local extermination company, Zom-B-Gone. Their “mundane” adventures slaying legions of the hungry undead, nosferatu and lycanthropes never really prepare them for the real horror: Jack’s miserable gold digging girlfreind, Penny.

The Reading Dead (US-1999; dir. Harry Penderecki)

Takes place in a public library in Wunderbush, CA. The library, having been built on top of a graveyard, quickly becomes a portal for the return of zombies from the netherworld. The blood thirsty corpses kills unsuspecting readers by throwing large novels and volumes of encyclopedias at their heads that have been pulled from the shelves in precise dewey decimal sequence. Once unconscious, the studious zombies consume the victims blood while reading Ann Rice novels. (LMB Productions)

Within the Woods (UK-2008; dir. Luke Massey)

The story takes place over 24 hours and begins with a wild animal smuggler bringing in a rare bird from the Far East and meeting with his contact on the outskirts of the forest. The bird is infected with a mutated strain of Avian Influenza H5N1 and passes on the disease when it attacks him. Later on the same day two groups of young adults (in separate story arcs) head into an isolated area of woodlands in the Warwickshire countryside. They encounter the first of the infected victims, who die and come back from the dead as ravenous zombies., and a life-or-death struggle begins.

Zombie Apocalypse (US-[in production]; dir. Ryan Thompson)

When college roommates Mark and Tom go out for a night at the bar, the last thing they expected to find was a machete wielding stranger and a horde of the undead.  With the help of amateur photographer and video store clerk Raven, the unlikely party fights their way into an epic conflict between the living and the dead.

Zombie Apocalypse is a feature-length over-the-top action/adventure movie.  It’s roots are in the entertainment value of blockbusters of the 1980’s and video games never taking itself too seriously. It’s pure escapism.

It focuses on four main characters and their adventures after a zombie outbreak spreads throughout the country.  Miller: the mysterious stranger searching the country for his long-lost wife, who herself has ties to the creation of the zombies; Mark, a bullheaded college student recently betrayed by his friend and girlfriend; Tom, Mark’s video game playing medical student roommate; and Raven, a rebellious video store clerk and amateur photographer who goes from depressed to overjoyed once the zombies hit.  Throughout the movie they meet a host of other characters including a mob of survivors who call themselves The Marauders, shadowy agents, Illuminati-style organization, and nemesis from the past. (Film website)

One Response to Film Synopses: Zombies

  1. Hey! Ryan Thompson, director of Zombie Apocalypse here just wanting to let you know that ZA is now completed and the DVD and graphic novel series is available at http://www.zombieapocalypsemovie.com! Thanks so much for the synopsis!

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