Friday, June 22, 2012

New Zombie Documentary on the Way


Zombies have always been a beloved subgenre of mine and with their recent popularity growth, I have plenty of material to choose from. Not familiar with zombies? I highly doubt that but in case you are, director, Alexandre O Philippe, is currently working on a zombie documentary appropriately titled, Doc of the Dead. The film has already landed actor, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), and the Godfather of zombie lore himself, George A. Romero, to appear in onscreen interviews.

Exhibit A Pictures is behind the new horror-doc that is set to thoroughly examine the cinematic history of zombies as well as their importance to the horror genre. The documentary is currently filming and a release date has not been set.

I'm pumped for this because not only am I obsessed with horror documentaries (Never Sleep Again is one of my favorites), I think that the zombie subgenre is well deserving of an in-depth examination, more now than ever before. Yes, there have been documentaries on the undead monsters; however, they pail in comparison to the 240 minute run-time of other horror documentaries.

I will watch the history of zombies ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. Zombies for life, yo.

What are your thoughts about this new documentary? Hopefully, Romero and Pegg will have bigger roles in the doc rather than small interviews!

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