This short take on the zombie apocalypse — using stylised green-screen techniques to create semi-animated SFX spectacle — looks both bizarre and hilarious.
Zombie Kings: The King of the Zombies (US-2008; dir. Paul Steiner)
Mad Dr ‘D’ has the city of Z-Town overrun by Zombies. However, a small band of professional Zombie Fighters is laying waste to these infected undead pests. Taunted by the media and hypocrite politicians, the outraged Doctor is aided by his comical sidekick, who develops a new Zombie Virus that creates a giant super-Zombie. The new creature wreaks havoc on the city, destroying the fighters, cars, buildings and even the mayor. But within the fighters and citizen refugees, a special bond is formed, and a secret is revealed that could be the only hope for mankind to stop the monster. Zombie Kings: The King of the Zombies is a story of heroism, loyalty, self sacrifice, hot chicks, giant Zombies, blood and guts, car crashes and explosions, and high flying Jet pack action.
Daikaiju zombies! Excellent.
The short film premiered on 23 October 2008 at the American Zombie Horror Film Contest, where it was an official selection.
Director Steiner has recently posted the trailer to his YouTube Channel, so perhaps this indicates an imminent DVD release. In the meantime the fact that The King of the Zombies is designated as Episode One means we can look forward to a continuation. Perhaps Zombie Kings will end up being a feature-length film.