ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

R 18+
Kevin Hamedani, 85 mins, USA, 2009, Digital Betacam. Source: Hopscotch Films. Courtesy: Hopscotch Films.

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction
Things are getting weird in the picturesque island hamlet of Port Gamble, Washington - and not just because the residents have started morphing into zombies.

While the self-serving mayor campaigns for re-election and the local reverend tends to his god-fearing flock, uneasy social currents begin to ripple. Iranian-American Frida is home after dropping out of Harvard and closeted local-boy-made-good, Tom, catches the ferry over with his boyfriend Lance to come out to his mother.

Hamedani's 'zomedy' has post-9/11 and socially conservative politics firmly in its sights, but isn't squeamish when it comes to graphically dispatching the town's residents when they're infected by a zombie virus attributed to Arab terrorists. The gross-out quotient won't disappoint in this gore-riddled satire that isn't afraid to also indulge in a little matricide and patricide to get its point across.

"Night of the Living Dead with a helpful sprinkling of John Carpenter's The Fog"
Dates   Fri 11 Mar 2011, 9.30pm
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