Monday, April 5, 2010
It Came From The West - A Puppet Zombie Western!
Happy Flyfish, the makers of the puppet film Zombie Western: It Came From The West call their movie "the first ever hand-puppet animated ZOMBIEWESTERN!" and I gotta say that they are quite probably right. For anyone thats seen Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles knows, when you do a puppet film you can get away with quite a lot, and it looks like the film makers have done just that!
There are buckets of Zombie Puppet Blood aplenty and my personal favorite scene in the trailer is the zombie puppet getting his head cleaved in half by a chain saw, (Ahhhh Zombie films)
Zombie Western: It Came from The West is a 17 minute film from Denmark that has won a bunch of awards, they have an official Website with tons of pictures, an online store for DVD purchases, a press page, and a page devoted to their copious Film Festival accolades...The story synopsis from the website is this:
Virgil lives alone with his bully father and a mute bartender and he is being mocked by the two tough cowboys Eddie and Hank. Because of The Dark Butcher who has been terrorizing the local Indian tribe, the Indians see no other way, than bringing the dead to live by performing The Forbidden Rituals. When the Zombies suddenly attack the saloon, action begins and true characters are brought to daylight.
The film is inspired by Sergio Leone’s classic Westerns as well as the legendary films by Peter Jackson and George A. Romero and there are several references to the genres to be found in the film. The style is a mixture of hand held puppets and animation. Besides the funny characters and the gory action, it is the richness of highly prepared and surprising details that makes this film a unique experience full of dark humor.
....And, oh yes, there is a Trailer too, which shows off the Puppet Zombie splatter and political incorrectness in full force (my goodness!)