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2016 07 07 The Rezort



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Zombies. Zombies everywhere. Like the previous zombie film we took a look at (Ibiza Undead), The Rezort is one of a decent-sized handful of films riffing off the zombie genre that will grace this year's festival. It's directed by Steve Barker, whose nazi zombie horrors Outpost II - Black Sun and Outpost III - Rise of the Spetsnaz both played the festival in previous years. The film stars Dougray Scott (Enigma, Hit Man), Jessica De Gouw (These Final Hours, Cut Snake) and Martin McCann (Killing Bono, Clash of the Titans). Will it live up to the claim of Jurassic World meets The Walking Dead? Or will we end up thinking, "The filmmakers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should"? Find out when The Rezort hits the main screens on the 27th August. Read on for the official info.

THE REZORT sets its story in a world after an almost-apocalyptic zombie outbreak. Humans have won the war and are exploring how humanity can recover after such a huge percentage of the population has been wiped out. Humankind finally has the upper hand, but Melanie, who lost her entire family, is still deeply traumatised. In a bid to overcome the demons of her past, she goes on a zombie safari retreat. It is the ultimate in therapeutic revenge.

The ReZort is actually a highly controlled and monitored environment, with a maze of concealed security cameras, restraints and barriers. The eyes and ears of trained security personnel are on the guests 24/7, ensuring a safe shooting distance between the living and the undead. That is until the resort’s security system is hacked and a computer virus crashes it, potentially unleashing thousands of bloodthirsty zombies back into the wild.

Steve Barker says: “When I first read the script I was immediately struck by the unique proposition presented by the concept itself. Zombie movies are always now set in an apocalyptic world – this was something that I had not seen before.”

THE REZORT was written by Paul Gerstenberger who says: “I was a huge fan of Michael Crichton and his tech thrillers, like “Jurassic Park” and “Westworld,” so those were some of the influences. The parallels to both films are clear, in that THE REZORT is set in a Safari Park on an island, where an environment is created for entertainment for visitors to interact with unnatural entities, but eventually become overrun by the inhabitants under containment.

The Rezort Links: IMDB | Twitter

The Rezort receives its premiere on 27th August at 10:45am in Horror Channel Screen, 1.30pm in Arrow Video Screen and 4.15pm in Splice Media Screen. For tickets go to: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html


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