I can’t quite get a read on this movie – guess we’ll just have to wait and see – it’s due out this fall. I like the idea of the story – five different groups of survivors, each using different methods, and each modeled after a different zombie cinema era, which sounds pretty cool. The website for They Walk doesn’t say too much about the movie except for this:
The story started as a discussion about how to best stave off and survive through the inevitable oncoming zombie apocalypse. Several survival methods were discussed, each with their own likelihood of survival. These ideas eventually became a story, and over the course of time, became a script. After shooting many interviews for a documentary on the history of zombie cinema, the genre became a much more interesting place, and definable story arcs, common elements, ethos and social commentaries seemed to come from the various eras of the genre.
With this in mind, each of the five groups of survivors in They Walk is modeled after an era of zombie cinema, both in visual aesthetic and story. Some references are much more obvious than others, while some are subtle to the point of taking a real interest in the genre itself to catch. However, any viewer with an admiration for independent film can appreciate the story, whether steeped in zombie genre tidbits or only a casual nibbler of the flesheater genre.
This is writer and director Charles House’s first feature film, and Macabre Cafe‘s second production credit. I’ll be looking for it with hopeful outstretched arms.