Zombie Roadkill

Zombie RoadkillZombie movies have become the karaoke of horror. Everybody’s doing it, some good, some OK, some face-pinchingly bad. And the genre is getting harder to kill than the zombies themselves. We can blame karaoke on Japan. But we have no one but ourselves to blame for the unstoppable flood of the undead. (Don’t include me, though – I’m into more believable stuff like giant monsters and UFOs.)

So now comes Zombie Roadkill, a Fearnet.com original six episode series premiering October 4, 2010 on Fearnet On Demand. Why should you watch it even though we’re all choking on zombies right now? Because this one’s different – and, judging by the trailer [click HERE] pretty dang funny.

There’s a stretch of highway that’s seemingly cursed. (I bet it was made from the Asphalt of the Damned.) Whenever you run over an animal on this particular road, it comes back to life as a flesh-eating zombie version of itself, squashed parts and all. So there’s plenty of room for creativity here: zombie raccoon, zombie rabbit, zombie rattlesnake, zombie woodchuck, zombie komodo dragon… Hey, that last one could happen, man. So now all you need is some dumbass college kids on a road trip and the thing practically writes itself.

Zombie RoadkillBesides flattened woodland creatures, Zombie Roadkill also stars Thomas Hayden Church. (Three names, each better than the one before it.) He plays a Park Ranger who comes to the rescue of the kids who speed bump a squirrel while trying to figure out where the heck they are on that winding road in the middle of a National Park. Fur is about to hit the fan as the once cute tree dweller, now reanimated, is out for revenge, blood, skin, internal organs, fingers, and a few nuts to store away for the winter.

Zombie Roadkill runs about 5 minutes per episode. This is actually good as the punch line is as thin as a zombie supermodel. Why beat a dead horse? It’ll only come back to bite you in the ass.

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