Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fighting Zombies on Revelation Trail!

If you have seen the trailer for that new video game coming out called Dead Island, you'll see what it is I like best about zombie movies. It isn't a Western in any way, its a game is about a zombie outbreak on an island resort. The trailer focuses on one family and this outbreak basically takes what was supposed to be a fun holiday getaway into Nightmare ending with the untimely death of everyone in the family. Its a very sad trailer, and it really hit home the power that a zombie movie can have if done correctly. The best Zombie stories are about loss and change and things never being the same. Your wife or daughter could die and worse, come back as a flesh eating creature that tries to kill you.

You can watch the trailer HERE, but be warned, its REALLY sad...

Well there is a new independent production coming out called Revelation Trail that seems to be very much about that same idea. This is their premise from the film's official website:

Revelationtrail.com is the collaborative effort of filmmakers, artists and web talent from around the country, each contributing their own experiences and strengths to tell the story of the undead rising in late 19th century America.

There is death. There is blood. There is action. But most importantly, there is a glimpse at the human condition with each of our characters in Revelation Trail. Sometimes, it takes just the undead to remind us what it means to be alive.

And then I saw this, a scene from the film, and I think I'm starting to get what they are trying to do:

They haven't said when the film will come out but they are supposed to be filming it this summer. If you want to keep an eye out for it they have an Official Website HERE that has videos and other stuff, a Youtube page HERE (where they have a series of shorts called Lillith's Story that serves as a sort of prequel to the main film) , and a Facebook page HERE.

Yes,its another Zombie Western, and I know Ive complained about the sheer amount of them in the past, but as long as the stories are good they should be worth watching...plus how can anyone complain about the release of a new Weird Western? Of course there have been enough bad ones in past to be a little overly cautious, but here is their long Sizzle reel for a better look at the film. Its way more action oriented and probably shows what the film will be like when its not pondering serious Zombie Apocalypse issues. Enjoy!


Sal Kaye - Still Dark @ Heart said...

I didn't watch the "sad" trailer yet. (Feeling blue today)

Revelation Trail appears to be worth watching. So let's see if they'll release in good ol' Germany.


The Infernal Mr Adams said...

Most of the Independent stuff like this tends to be direct-to-DVD, especially in the US, so there is always a chance :D

Sal Kaye - Still Dark @ Heart said...

Hopefully. :)
Sometimes we are missing out on all the good stuff here.

Ashe said...

If it's anything like the little trailer, it seems they're going for a more psychological take and I like that. I've been saying for years (since I wrote my own) that the zombie genre needs to do that more.

And yes, the Dead Island trailer is awful.