If you want to get a sneak peek at some of the delicious gore gags featured in Goal of the Dead – a film that's just slipping onto the film festival circuit – then look no further than this visual FX reel that landed in my in-box this morning. I have to say, for a film about soccer players taking on the undead, an absurd premise, this looks like a lot of fun.
One reader wrote in to me to say: "It’s actually two films in one, very much a 'grindhouse' package. Very entertaining – Shaolin Soccer meets Shaun of the Dead – and overall a fun mix of comedy, action & horror."
Earlier this week, we got a look at the English subtitled trailer – which you can watch below.
Thierry Poiraud and The Horde's Benjamin Rocher share directing duties.
Saturday, the 18th of January 2012. A quarter of an hour before the match. An hour before the Apocalypse. In a small village in the north-east of France, Caplongue, lays a nuclear power plant, an industrialized agriculture and a church lower than its unemployment rate but also, the football team, which managed to reach the 1/32nd French Final Cup with a lot of courage and talent. The village is all the more jubilating at the idea of receiving the Paris Olympic, a top league club with famous footballers.
For the Paris Olympic, it's the opposite. The team mustn't lose. This match, which was supposed to be a formality, has become of paramount importance. Between Paris and Caplongue, there is more than 250kms. It's a match that opposes the rural to the urban world, the amateurs to the professionals, a province town to the capital, the poor to the rich. While the amateurs give a rough ride to the professionals, an epidemic instantly transforms the players, the spectators and the inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.