From mindless zombies to Buster Keaton, Peter Jackson has been inspired by them all.
The moment you mention Peter Jackson’s name, you immediately think of what? Middle Earth, the Shire, hobbits, and epic battle sequences between the courageous Fellowship and disgustingly repulsive orcs. But even though TheLord of the Rings series made Jackson one of the most successful directors in the industry, he actually got his start directing low-budget horror comedies, like Bad Taste and Dead Alive, a genre that is clearly miles away from the fantasy adventure films he’s known for today.
This departure from form and content might seem strange at first glance, but once you know which films influenced the work of the New Zealand-born filmmaker, you might get a much clearer understanding of his creative origins. Fandor shares five of these films in the video below.
Horror icon Tony Todd battles the undead in new action horror flick Zombies
Veteran actor and horror film mainstay Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) is first and foremost a real actor who has the chops to be an A-lister but kind of got caught in the B’s after accepting perhaps one too many roles that were beneath him. But who cares. He’s a genre film legend and there aren’t many of them left anymore…
Now, Todd is starring in a new flick pitting his sizeable muscle against a legion of zombies in writer/director Hamid Torabpour’s upcoming horror movie called Zombies! Not the most creative title, but hey, they calls ’em likes they sees ’em. The film is due out on in limited theatrical release on October 21st from Winter State Entertainment. A DVD and VOD release will follow.
Synopsis:When the world is in shambles, plagued by a zombie outbreak, only the strong will survive, but just how much determination will it take? Will Luke and his crew have enough ambition and ammunition to outlive the undead?
Zombies is produced by Torabpour, Luke Schuetzle and Cameron Romero who is the son of the man who virtually invented the modern zombie, Dawn of the Dead legend George A. Romero. Todd appears alongside Raina Hein and Steven Luke.
Go to official Zombies Facebook page for more info and check out the stack of sticky photos and feast on the exclusive clip we have for you in the clip below!
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