From Los Angeles to Pittsburgh to Toronto and around the globe, they stagger through the streets... gory, rotting spectacles on an endless search to quell their insatiable hunger for human brains and flesh. Zombies walk among us in Dead Meat Walking, a spellbinding, visually horrific, and decadently delightful documentary from dog walker turned documentarian Omar J. Pineda. The film follows the international phenomenon known as the "zombie walk." Pineda uncovers its origins from the first "official" zombie walk (with a mere six participants) to walks attracting more than 15,000 undead zealots. Pineda delves into the psyches of ordinary people who've decided that making themselves up like zombies is not only an avocation, but is the ultimate tribute to the literature, films and the legends of the walking dead throughout history.
Pineda's on-the-street interviews offer insight into why people are attracted to these congregations of zombie aficionados. The film is highlighted by interviews with actors Norman Reedus (AMC's The Walking Dead) and Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), as well as Academy Award-winning makeup artist and director Tom Savini (Grindhouse, Django) and screenwriter John A. Russo (House of Frankenstein), who worked with screenwriter and director George A. Romero on the iconic series of zombie movies that include Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead.
Ultimately, Dead Meat Walking is a fun and riveting documentary that offers a unique focus into the extraordinary and ghoulish pastime that has devoured the imaginations of zombie fans of all ages.
With Short Film: Nosfera2 (8 min)
Brewvies Cinema Pub (View)
677 South 200 West
Salt Lake City , UT 84101