Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner
Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor - together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland.
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★★★½ review by Buddy O on Letterboxd
and.. Australia keeps the good films rolling out following their marvelous year of 2014.
Like Zombies? Like Mad Max? Check it out.
★★★★ review by Jim Drew on Letterboxd
Of course this was going to be great.
Australian. Zombies. "Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead."
Side note: you ever notice how people who moan about remakes and originality often sell films to us as Film A meets Film B or Film A on Drug A?
I don't really have to say much about this. We know what zombie films are like. We don't really have many zombie films from Australia though. This fills that chasm with ease. It's not that similar to Mad Max. Or Dawn of the Dead all that much. I mean there's a million zombie films that rot in between and there's a bit bitten off that one, a little more of that one..
Originality doesn't matter a jot though. Not when you make something as fun as this. It's a rollicking ride across the bushland as we are introduced to various characters. Some of them we grow to like immensely and then we get sad 'cos they're not all going to make it.
Very funny and supremely entertaining.
★★★★ review by maskull on Letterboxd
My Eyes Hurt When I Go Outside, It's Too Bright!!! (or, My Halloween Horrorfest 2018) Movie #96 (boxd.it/25cXe )
I keep seeing that this is a cross of Road Warrior meets Dawn of the Dead. Personally I'd go more with Day of the Dead with a bit of Resident Evil and yes, Road Warrior. Road Warrior especially because the filmmakers totally pay tribute (lifted in a loving way) to a couple of scenes from that movie. And the car and clothes look like something from it as well. This is a fun Australian horror zombie movie with buckets of blood, an evil scientist, bad army dudes, lots of humour, action, and super powers. Zombies in the Outback....or maybe not. Was that the Outback? I dunno. I'm Canadian. I know nothing about these things. Yeah, probably not The Outback. Sorry Australia. It didn't seem like an overly populated area anyway. But there still seemed to be a decent number of zombies running around for such a sparsely populated area. Which is good. Who wants a zombie movie with not many zombies? Not this guy.
** apparently the road scenes were shot in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
Wiki: The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of centre of the state capital.
Now I know.
★★★½ review by FredM on Letterboxd
Zombie mayhem ahoy!
It starts off in the middle of the action, with some survivors trying to pull a car back into a garage while withholding the zombies. Then, to defy monotony and boredom, it rewinds to tell the stories of how they came together, and is later on mixed with another plot line. Well done.
Visually appealing, equipped with nice set pieces and original touches (the car fuel) there's not much more to expect from a zombie-infested outback world, and although I haven't got the right blood type and while some of the humor was a bit awry (the mad scientist), it was great sojourning with the undead.
★★★½ review by Daniel Rodriguez on Letterboxd
As if we need another reason to love Aussie Horror Cinema!
Wyrmwood is a batshit crazy Zombie movie that draws inspiration from Mad Max and every frantic zombie thing out there, such as Evil Dead and Dead Alive or the video game franchise Dead Rising. Insanely bloody and unstoppable, it crosses the action genre well enough to make it one of the most enjoyable zombie films in recent memory.
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