The folks over at Fangoria managed to get their hands on some exclusive new clips and photos from writer/director Chris Wojcik’s action/horror flick “Rise of the Animals”, for which I am eternally grateful. Keep in mind, however, that all of this misplaced excitement is coming from someone with exceptionally questionable taste in cinema. For starters, I’ve seen “Birdemic”, “Sharktopus”, and “Skinned Deep” more times than I’m comfortable admitting in public. I also own every single movie Steven Seagal has ever made. Need more proof? Here’s the smoking gun: I have, in my possession, a copy of “Furry Vengeance” on Blu-ray that I bought at a supermarket. Jesus Christ, I’m pathetic.
Anyway, “Rise of the Animals”, as you may have gleaned from the title, is an “animals run amok” flick as filtered through the goofiness of “Birdemic” and “Sharktopus”, two movies I obviously hold in high regard. As such, Chris Wojick’s low-budget endeavor has quite a bit of appeal for someone like me, a 30-something adult with the cinematic mentality of an underdeveloped 13 year-old boy. It could be epic. Of it could suck. Hard. That is a possibility.
For the love of God, read this synopsis:
After infiltrating an all girl’s slumber party in a remote cabin, Wolf, an awkward pizza delivery driver spends a passionate evening with a beautiful teen named Samantha. The next morning Samantha is gone, and the cabin in the woods is attacked by a family of deer. After a brutal massacre the cabin is bathed in the blood and gruesome remains of deer and teenage girl. Wolf, his best friend Jake, and Jake’s sister Rachel are the only one’s left standing.
Wolf finds Samantha’s cell phone amidst the blood bath, and the trio set out on an epic, cross-country journey to return the lost phone to the girl of Wolf’s dreams. As animals across the globe turn on humanity and society quickly collapses into chaos, Wolf’s determined spirit pushes him forward against all odds. But is she worth it?
“Rise of the Animals” will be available for you to consume on May 1st, 2012. Is it a coincidence that it’s being released the same week as “The Avengers”? I think not. If I watch the two back-to-back, can my brain withstand the sheer awesomeness of it all? I might be willing to take that chance. The latest batch of images, as well as two brand new clips, reside below.
Via : Fangoria