I’ve mentioned before that I really dig zombie movies. I trace my utter geekness for the genre back to the mid ’80s, when I caught, quite by accident, a midnight showing of George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” on TV. I was young and impressionable and was horrified, intrigued, and instantly fell in love with the decaying dead. Thus began a lifetime of watching zombie movies, even the bad ones. And while I appreciate a zombie comedy every now and then, I prefer the ones that do it seriously, and “Edges of Darkness” definitely looks like it takes things seriously. Or at least, it’s not going for camp, which is good. I don’t think I can handle too many “The Mad” zombie movies.
Over at the official site, you can find more about the film, including the trailer and stills (both below) and cast/crew information. The film is written and directed by Blaine Cade and Jason Horton, and follows three separate groups of characters as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse. And get this — one of those groups are two vampires!
From the movie’s Myspace page:
Edges of Darkness tells the tales of three groups of survivors held up in an apartment complex during a zombie apocalypse. With their food supply dwindling, a vampire couple kidnaps a young girl. They intend to bleed her slowly to survive. Of course things don’t go exactly has planned. Dean, an obsessed horror writer is hold up with his neglected wife, Dana. Dean keeps his sanity by burying himself in his writing. He installs a new processor to run his computer on their limited generator power, but soon finds out there’s a high price to pay. Heather, a survival nut, rescues a young mother and her son from a horde of zombies. She takes them back to the complex. It turns out that the mother and son are on the run from a group of renegade priests hell bent on destroying the boy.
There is no release date for a theatrical run or a DVD release date, so your guess is as good as mine as when this thing will become available.
Two trailers from the movie:
Images from the movie:
(Thanks to Darren for hipping me to the movie.)