Seems Shaun of the Dead is not the only rom-zom-com out there. Dead Flesh, now available on DVD, is a zombie romantic comedy about an underachiever who falls for a dead girl with an insatiable hunger for brains.
Shot for only $3000 (either it's an exceptional exercise in low-budget cult film-making, or it's pants) Dead Flesh has already received several favourable reviews from such magazines as Indie Slate and Film Threat, and has appeared at several festivals, including the Canned Film Festival.
From the site;
"When high school underachiever Ben (Tommy Merrill) meets the mysterious Maggie (Lorri Hamm), the new girl at Vincent Price High, he falls instantly in love. She’s a bit tougher to convince; who has time for romance when you’re busy cracking skulls and eating brains?
Eventually, the two make a deal: Ben will use his horror movie knowledge to help Maggie understand her zombie ways if she’ll limit her killing to the popular kids who actually deserve to die.
As the bodies pile up, a couple of clueless actors arrive in town in a misguided attempt to kill the zombie and revitalize the ratings of their syndicated television show “Betsy, The Monster Killer.” But when Maggie’s hunger for the flesh of the living spirals out of control, Ben must decide if love is worth dying for, especially when his girlfriend has just devoured the entire football team at the Homecoming game…"
eatmybrains have yet to receive their copy - but a full review will be on its way as soon as we've checked it out. The DVD also contains a trailer and two commentary tracks.
30th May 04 When the guests do arrive, they have an amusing habit of dying. This is obviously bad for business and so, with family honour in jeopardy they take quite quickly to hiding the bodies, usually accompanied by some big musical number.