New Zealand horror heads to Frightfest with this tongue-in-cheek splatter flick that hopefully will continue the gory path marched by the likes of Peter Jackson’s Braindead (or the more recent Black Sheep).

The flick takes us to the set of a zombie film entitled ‘Tonight They Come’, with the crew of the low-budget horror film out on location in the wilds down under.

Wouldn’t you know though, something dodgy enters the local water supply and suddenly the zombie extras develop a genuine taste for human flesh, with severed limbs aplenty.

Enter wannabe screenwriter (and geek) Wesley Pennington to save the day – if he can tear himself away from his lusting for set caterer Susan that is.

Harley Neville takes on the role of Wesley, while the cast is rounded out by the likes of Jocelyn Christian, Ben Baker and Mike Edward.

Up-and-coming director Guy Pigden takes the reins, with the trailer offering a solid mix of gore and laughs suggesting something (hopefully) in the vein of one of my favourite flicks, Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things.

I Survived A Zombie Holocaust will play London’s Frightfest on Monday, August 25.



About The Author

Avatar photo

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle