I’m sure the Germans have tried their hand at zombie movies before, but I’ve never heard of one until now. Marvin Kren’s “Rammbock” (trailer via UHM) follows the “Dawn of the Dead” remake trend of zombies — the fast-moving, flesh chomping variety. I’m not necessarily a big fan of this, but since it’s not another horror/comedy, it gets bonus points for actually trying to scare the audience instead of making them laugh.
Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have their hands full to survive – and it will take all of their ingenuity to make their way out to try and find Gabi.
Starring a bunch of people you’ve never heard of, “Rammbock” will be making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival over there in Frenchie land.