We found another gem of a movie this past week, this time thanks to Netflix. Our Netflix que piles up overtime as we add odd and ends that look interesting. Classic films, favorite television shows, and some really bad horror movies. Occasionally we find something special, something that stands out among the crowd of films that Netflix offers. We had no idea how good this movie was going to be, fearing another bad horror movie we dug in.
There are a wide variety of zombie movies and series. A modern day mythos of end times in a world we are very familiar with. What makes this zombie movie stand out among many others is its setting. Not modern day or even this century. It takes place shortly after the end of the civil war. When pop-culture did not permeate the world. In a world still complex, but things like zombie were unknown. The first third of the film follows a father returned from the war to find this wife turned undead and his son missing. He struggles with this dilemma and his path in this now changed world. Narrated by the wonderful Brian Cox, the mood is spine-tingling, as the story unfolds from a man on the verge of suicide to a savior of a new love he discovers along his path.
If you have the opportunity to see this film, please do, its very captivating and a classic new take on a genre filled with lots of bad movies. This one stands out as one of the very best.