A zombie-themed double billing at Movies On a Big Screen Friday:
7 and 8:30 pm, “Dead Exit” (2009)
This is a locally produced and shot zombie horror flick, and it was actually filmed primarily on location at the Movies On a Big Screen theater. It’s a short film (about 20 minutes) that is being presented as a “Sneak Preview” before it heads out on the festival circuit. The cast and crew will be in attendance, and you can bet some of them will be dressed as reanimated ghouls.
The reanimated infestation has reached a crisis point, overwhelming both local law enforcement and federal agencies. Designated evacuation and quarantine sites, known as “green zones,” were developed to protect the few survivors and strategic assets that remained. … In the midst of the chaos and confusion caused by the latest collapse in the perimeter, three lone survivors rush to the final evacuation point.
The film’s website has a very earnest “Dead Exit Difference“… the “Dogme 95” of zombie filmic entertainment, as it were. I think it is a very good thing that this particular genre has become so robust in the last few years — led by Max Brooks and Robert Kirkman — that any foray into it might necessitate sticking to a manifesto.
10 pm, “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (1959)
The Ed Wood classic, a horribly great and greatly horrible masterpiece in which alien invaders plan to create a zombie army. Among other things. Pull the string!!! Pull the string!!!
And make sure to obey all posted road signs on your way over to West Sac for your night of scary undead film entertainment.
Movies on a Big Screen
600 4th St
Friday, 3/13/2009 @ 7pm