Post-apocalyptic action movies. You’ve seen them. Zombie movies. You’ve seen them, too. Now check out this batshit crazy trailer for the balls-to-the-wall action horror flick Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, which totally earns the Mad Max comparisons. Grab a concrete helmet and check it out!
What’s not to like about this trailer? It lacks even an iota of studio polish, but doesn’t look like complete garbage either. There are some wild-ass costumes, some bulky weapons, and tons of zombie blood and guts to gnaw on. I wish U.S. movie studios could import the energy and moviemaking philosophies from Down Under as well as they can import films.
The directorial debut from Australian filmmaker Kiah Roache-Turner, Wyrmwood is a budget-utilizing shitshow that takes place after a zombie outbreak has reformed the Australian Outback. A girl named Brooke (Bianca Bradey) has been kidnapped by this psycho mad doctor who loves disco, and it’s up to her mechanic brother Barry (Jay Gallagher) to save her. How does he do it? By rounding up as many weapons as possible and giving his car a massive overhaul in terms of protective gear. He then recruits a couple of other survivors, including Benny (Leon Burchill), to help him on his adventure, and away they fucking go. Did I mention the girl knows how to communicate with zombies and make them do her bidding?
I can’t wait for this. While it isn’t necessarily a revolutionary take on the post-apocalyptic subgenre, it looks like a high-octane, bullet-blazing, blood-soaked rescue mission…to find a girl with telepathic zombie powers. This is the perfect movie for a drive-in, assuming you’re driving a vehicle with muffin pans glued all over the exterior.
Check out a poster for the film below, in which lots of gross-looking things are standing in front of fire.
And here’s a still of one of the gross-ass zombies the film will be using as fodder for our hardcore heroes.
Having made its U.S. premiere at last year’s Fantastic Fest, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead will get an official limited theatrical release here on February 13, with VOD presumably hitting right around that time as well. For more information, head over to the film’s Facebook page.