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Everyone knows there’s absolutely no shortage of zombie movies in the world at the moment, especially here in the United States. Even if you eat zombie flicks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sorting through the neverending mountains of undead tomfoolery can grow impossibly tiresome rather quickly. D. Kerry Prior’s zombie/comedy “The Revenant,” on the other hand, has been steadily rising to the top of the pack for the past several months. The basic premise is intriguing, and if it’s handled in an appropriate manner, might actually be worth the time it takes to seek it out. The trailer, as usual, has been painstakingly provided at the bottom of this post.
Here’s what it’s all about:
Officer First Class Bart Gregory is killed while fighting in Middle East. His body is shipped back to the United States and laid to rest, but before the lid can be put on his tomb, Bart inexplicably awakens in his coffin and climbs from his grave; confused, horrified–a moldy, putrefying living corpse–a Revenant. Bart desperately enlists the help of his best friend, Joey Leubner, in an attempt to ease his nausea and agony. Joey is shocked–and disgusted–by his putrescent pal’s return, but he rises to the occasion and tries to find a solution. When a panicked emergency room forces the confused corpse to flee, the two friends discover that there is only one cure for Bart’s condition: Human blood. In their quest to keep Bart from decomposing Bart and Joey stumble into a solution—a way to obtain blood without taking innocent lives, becoming “The Vigilante Gun-Slingers”. But as their macabre crusade continues, they become entwined in an ever escalating cycle of violence, mayhem and ghoulism, all while cruising in a 1979 Camaro.
If you’re going to be at Screamfest L.A. this year, be sure to leave room on your busy schedule for “The Revenant.” Check out the official website by clicking right here.