Friday, September 16, 2016

Outback Zombie Steakhouse, or Thoughts on Wyrmwood

 Australians as a general rule seem like a friendly lot that are prone to violence and perfectly capable of taking care of themselves in the event of a zombie apocalypse, and Wyrmwood (2014), or Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead does nothing to dispel that particular stereotype.  A zombie action movie, closer to Resident Evil (2002) than The Walking Dead, the first half of Wyrmwood is a series of flashback stories of the zombie outbreak from Barry, Benny and Brooke (played respectively by Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradley and Leon Burchill, I didn’t know Aussies loved alliteration so much) and how they all ended up trapped in a garage.
Written and directed by Kiah Roache-Turner in his big screen debut, it’s an orgy of outback zombie violence with multiple story lines, including Brooke’s newly discovered telekinetic zombie controlling ability, an interesting side-plot where the zombies are flammable and can be used as an energy source, and a disco-dancing mad scientist experimenting on humans and zombies alike.  Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life, even if it’s with blood born pathogens that turn you into an undead cannibal.



my first novel?  thanks for asking:)  it’s a the first book in a 4-volume supernatural martial arts series chock full of killer kung-fu witches, haunted carnivals, punk rock assassins, and a 24-hour diner with the best pie in town…
read for free on kindle unlimited or buy the paperback, available at fine bookstores everywhere (amazon).