|Dead Genesis: Zombies|
The first five minutes of the film leaps up, grabs you by the short and curlies and yanks you right into the fray. 'Did they really just do that?'
|Dead Genesis: Hunting Party|
Seven months have passed since the dead took over. Many cities and states have been abandoned and left to die. Several self-sufficient hunting groups have been established to take on the threat in a war aptly referred to as the 'War on Dead'.
|Dead Genesis: Jillian Hurst (Emily Alatolo).|
Jillian Hurst, a former news writer and amateur documentary maker, has set out to make a pro-war propaganda film to support the W.O.D. She joins up with a pack of renegade hunters known infamously to North America as 'the deadheads'. The moral dynamics and hardships of fighting in a war against the undead are told from the perspectives of the individual members of the group.
|Dead Genesis: The Deadheads.|
Unlike copycat cash-ins Dead Genesis has something to say. In the true spirit of Romero, Dead Genesis is thought provoking, has some incredible performances from the likes of Emily Alatolo (as Jillian Hurst) and Colin Paradine (as Korvin) as pace and drama that cements the film as something significantly above the average popcorn offering.
Dead Genesis was shot on a Panasonic HVX 200 with a single 32GB P2 card, with a crew of four and and cast that would chip in whenever they needed to make things work. Far from an amateurish affair, the documentary style cinematography are reminiscent of a high budget BBC drama, the Savini inspired effects are amazing and the editing first rate. The sum is far greater than the part and the final product belies the miniscule budget the film was pulled together with.
Directed by Reese Eveneshen, Dead Genesis was clearly made with an intense passion for the genre, unrelenting enthusiasm and incredible talent from everyone involved.
It is a fantastic piece of horror cinema - well worth checking out.
Find out more at the official Dead Genesis: The Movie website.