It’s extremely hard to get excited about zombie movies these days. Everyone and their gluttonous grandmother has made one, flooding the market with cheap, unimpressive direct-to-video genre flicks that do nothing but drag the genre down into the mire. Thankfully, there are a few exceptions, and writer/director/producer Bing Bailey’s upcoming zombie opus “Portrait of a Zombie” certainly falls into that category. The first trailer is quite impressive, if not a bit ambiguous. And while the clip embedded below might just be a cleverly edited presentation that ultimately masks the picture’s numerous flaws and shortcomings, I’m willing to give Mr. Bailey’s tale of undead woe the benefit of the doubt. After all, I enjoy a strong zombie movie as much as the next pasty white suburban moron. I can honestly say that with a minimal amount of shame.
Since the trailer isn’t very forthcoming, here’s the synopsis:
Zombies roam the streets of Dublin. An American Documentary crew come to Ireland to make a documentary about the Murphy Family, whose eldest son Billy has turned, but the family still choose to care for him, much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss. The Documentary crew soon become enthralled in the proceedings as Billy’s story unfolds.
“Portrat of a Zombie” is currently scheduled for release in Ireland sometime next year. Here’s hoping US distribution isn’t too far behind.