Online games for Devil's Rejects and Land of the Dead
18th Jun 05
Maybe it was the fault of Blair Witch, but it seems you can't have a horror film nowadays without an accompanying website with trailers, biogs, soundtrack clips and all manner of what-nots.
And it seems you can't have a horror website without some sort of shoot'em'up game linked to the film itself.
The recent Dawn of the Dead remake had a game, as did the UK website for Shaun of the Dead, and now it seems the the webmasters behind the websites for The Devil's Rejects and Land of the Dead have kicked all the toys out of their pram and demanded that their site deserves a game too!
The Devil's Rejects is first up with the game The Reject's Rampage at the official site (www.thedevilsrejects.com/) where you get to mow down anything that moves with your double barreled shotgun and an endless supply of shells! The film is released in the UK on June 24th.
Not to be outdone, the official website for George Romero's Land of the Dead (www.landofthedeadmovie.net/) also features a great first-person shooter game, with lots of realistic details - zombie bits and bullet ricochets - not to mention a grainy movie screen texture!
The Devil's Rejects is released in the US and the UK on July 22nd.
Land of the Dead is released in Canada and the US on June 24th. The UK release date keeps switching around, but it is currently scheduled for 5th August.