Huntington Village will soon be over run by zombies and monsters for SPARKBOOM’s “Dead Walk” event held on Saturday July 20th beginning at 8:30 pm at Escape Pod Comics. Dressing up, dragging, and crawling your way through town like an extra straight out of “The Walking Dead” and snacking on zombie brains (courtesy of Bon Bons Chocolatier) is only the first half of what this event offers. Starting at 10:30 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre, Brett Sherris’ Summer Camp Cinema Film Festival hosts a double movie feature of two horror movies, ”Dawn of the Dead ’04” and “Zombieland” the perfect ending to a gory-filled night.
“Dawn of the Dead ‘04” directed by Zack Snyder is a remake of the original “Dawn of the Dead” by George Romero from 1978 although Sherris states this recent version is still respectable to the original screenplay. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” features your typical somber, desolate and slow moving zombies while Snyder’s zombies are quickened, in fact they SPRINT, an updated twist to a classic horror film genre. Sherris says this remake is no better or worse than its predecessor just different, directed by “a talented guy with a particular style.” The film stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, and Jack Weber.
The next horror flick “Zombieland” directed by Ruben Fleischer is a “favorite in the program” according to Sherris who describes the film as “absurd situations treated absurdly.” With a zombie apocalyptic plot that includes gore and nightmarish situations this film differs with its humorous elements. Sherris stresses that this isn’t a parody but still a horror movie, where comedy is just one facet and contains just as much red corn syrup and half dead hungry-for-human-flesh zombies as “Dawn of the Dead ’04.” The characters are played by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, who team up and fight back while obeying Columbus’ (Jesse Eisenberg) 30 rules to surviving “Zombieland.”
Admission for both films is $13, discounted for those in their best zombie attire.
For more information on these films and upcoming events at Cinema Arts Centre visit http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/