As the old song tells us, “breaking up is hard to do.” It’s harder when all of your ex-girlfriends want you back and nearly impossible when they all come back zombies.
That’s the situation the main character finds himself in in the upcoming zom-com “Zombie eXs,” which comes to DVD and Digital September 10.
Released by Bloody Earth Film, Zombie eXs is the first feature from director George Smith and producer Paul Manoogian of Northern Fabulous Productions. The film has been called equal parts Shaun of the Dead, The Hangover and a dash of Scott Pilgrim.
Things are about to take a turn for the worse for Zach, a serial dater about to break up with the girl of his dreams…again. To teach him a lesson, his buddy Dan rigs a dating show so that the contestants are all Zach’s ex-girlfriends. If that’s not bad enough, the show is sponsored by HAPIwater, the newest fad in drinks, and it’s having a really odd effect on everyone who drinks it. Luckily, Zach’s best friend Lilly might have a lead on a cure, and together with Dan they launch a plan to steal the antidote and save the world. That is, if they can just stay one step ahead of Zach’s ravenous zombie ex-girlfriends.
Zombie eXs screened to audience acclaim at 2012’s ZED Fest and the 2012 Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival, where festival director Gregory Lamberson stated, “Zombie eXs may be the most sidesplitting zom com feature since Shaun of the Dead. The leads in this millennial love ‘em and blow their brains out before they can eat you tale are appealing, and the film demonstrates that bad relationships can devour your soul as thoroughly as the undead. Irony has never been so red.”