Fifth Horrorfest title confirmed
Update: After Dark Films has officially issued a press release confirming their acquisition of ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction. (Quotes and first pic at the end of this article!)
After Dark Films confirmed today that it has acquired Kevin Hamedani’s ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (no relation to the comic book of the same name).
The zom-com is the fifth title in After Dark’s 2010 Horrorfest. It will be the fourth year for the “8 Films to Die For” series. ZMD is also the first Horrorfest acquisition that mixes comedy with bloodshed.
The film is set in “ZMD,” a conservative island community that’s under attack. Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with brain eaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. A rag tag band of rebels led by Frida (Janette Armand), an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist, and Tom (Doug Fahl), a gay business man who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, tries to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back.
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction now joins other Horrorfest titles Dread, The Graves, Hidden and Lake Mungo. All will hit theaters on January 29, 2010.
“We are so pleased to offer up a gory, sharp film with such social relevance,” said After Dark Films Executive Stephanie Caleb. “It brings a new level of variety to this yearâs fest and weâre happy to have such a fun film to share with our fans.”
“We’re all delighted that ZMD found a good home with After Dark Films. Their concept of a festival theatrical release is perfect for our times and for bringing ZMD to the attention of appreciative fans all across the country. I wish them all the best with Horrorfest 4.” – John Sinno, Typecast Films