Last night there was a meteor shower over Australia … then, inexplicably, some people started turning into zombies the following morning … normal types of fuel no longer work, but zombie breath and blood is flammable.
Weird — yeah …
Fun — OI, MATE!
Long/short — this film was a lot of fun, and surely is a film for my Top 10+ List. Amazingly this film was budgeted at $160,000, and written by brothers Kiah Roache-Turner (director) and Tristan Roache-Turner (producer).
This was a kick because it showed some new ideas — not just with the characters Frank and Barry discovering that zombie blood can be used as a substitute for gasoline. They take to the road to find Barry’s sister, Brooke. She’s been nabbed by soldiers and a scientist, and gets injected with a chemical concoction that somehow gives her the ability to control the hungry hordes. This helps to bring something fresh to zombie-genre after it’s received a heavy flogging in recent years.
In February 2015 a sequel was announced with a potential return of the original actors, with the release proposed for early 2017. The Roache-Turner brothers later announced that their next project would in fact be the Wyrmwood sequel in the form of a 10-episode TV series titled “Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead“. The team released a short teaser for the series on 19 May 2017, featuring Gallagher and Bradey reprising their roles as Barry and Brooke.
The short of it — because I’m busy right now and really don’t have time to type a book review (sorry Mr. Ryan) — is that about a dozen top-notch military guys (SEALS, Rangers, etc) get dropped into somewhere without much information. They have their mission details but what they don’t have is intel on what they’re getting into … and shortly after they arrive they find out they’re in the middle of a zombie outbreak! Beyond that, I can’t give spoilers (nor would I) simply because I have the other three quarters of the book yet to read …. which may well happen soon as I’ve been having problems putting it down.
Things I particularly like about Affliction Z: Patient Zero…
I’m not an expert but I know quite a few things, and the military references seem spot on.
The chapters are easily read in chunks — this is good for a person who loves to read yet doesn’t have much time.
The situation the military guys are in is palpable! For me it pops off the e-page. I feel that I’m there with them in an unclear and unpredictable situation.