The debut feature film from Australia’s Roache-Turner brothers: Kiah (writer-director) and Tristan (writer-producer- production designer), WYRMWOOD: Road of the Dead was made with a perfect combination of talent, passion, innovation, and a true love of the zombie genre
When the brothers had saved enough money to put a deposit on a house or make a movie, they decided to make a movie. The result is a reinvigoration of the zombie genre with Variety exclaiming “An energetic Aussie horror-thriller brings bright new touches to the zombie formula.” Making its way across the 2014 festival circuit it has garnered rave reviews, heralded not only for its originality in the genre but also how accomplished a film it is, Aint It Cool professing: “Rarely do I see a movie which is entertaining from the very beginning up until the very end, but I saw just that with WYRMWOOD”
“…and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky… and the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the world turned bitter, and many people died” – Revelations 8:10-11
In the aftermath of a comet breaking up over the Earth, most of the planet’s population succumb to a strange disease which turns them into ‘zombies’. Few survive, and those who do quickly discover all existing fuel sources have been rendered unusable by the plague. Trapped in a wilderness filled with living dead, unable to travel to any safer location, survivors have little to live for. One of those survivors, family man Barry has lost everything except his sister Brooke. But even as the disaster unfolds, Brooke is kidnapped by a gang of paramilitary thugs and dragged away to be imprisoned by a psychotic ‘doctor’ who subjects her to a series of deranged experiments.
As Brooke struggles to devise an escape plan, she slowly comes to realize that the Doctor’s experiments have given her strange powers over the Doctor’s zombie captives. Meanwhile, Barry teams up with fellow survivors Benny, Frank and Kelly, determined to rescue Brooke and protect what family he has left.
Learning as they go, Barry and the others discover the rotting undead breath out a strong methane vapor. Together they build a ‘zombie-proof’, metal-spiked battle-truck which runs on zombie gas. Loaded in the truck and armed with whatever they can find, they ready themselves to fight through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland in order to reclaim the only thing that matters in this dark apocalypse: family.
The film will have its premiere at Moonlight Cinemas on Friday 6th February in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Tickets will go on sale Friday 9th January at 9.00am on www.moonlightcinema.com.au and all attendees are encouraged to dress as zombies.
On Friday 13th February there will be one off event style screenings in cinemas nationwide
After these screenings fans are encouraged to shoot over to Fan-Force.com for more Oz-pocalytic screenings – or to even host their own.