Review: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Australian Horror Zombie flick Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, is aptly described as Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead. Blood, guts and comedy the film is a good violent fun at its best. The indie film is directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and co-written with his brother Tristan Roache-Turner. A plague that causing zombies has swept the nation, leaving Barry, Benny and Frank fighting zombies in the middle of the Australian outback.
Barry (Jay Gallagher) and his wife Annie (Catherine Terracini) are woken by their daughter Meganne (Meganne West) when she hears someone downstairs. Barry and Annie fight off a zombie and the family run to the car to get out of their hometown. Meanwhile, Benny (Leon Burchill) and his brothers are out in the outback camping, when they see shooting stars light up the sky. Soon Barry and Benny are brought together to fight zombies in order to find Barry's sister, Brooke (Bianca Bradey).
Brooke has fallen into the hands of The Doc (Berynn Schwerdt) and his henchmen. The Doc experiments with zombies, having discovered that type A blood prevents the transformation. Brookes reaction to The Doc experiments goes wrong as she remains human even after multiple injections of Zombie blood.
The Zombies are most active at night as they use their energy. Frank soon discovered that all liquid forms of energy were turned into water, leaving the boys having to use zombies to fuel their car.
The film doesn't take itself seriously and is a different take on the zombie genre.