Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Zombie in a Penguin Suit (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

I know what you're thinking and no this isn't a comedy about a zombie in a penguin suit. In fact, it's a poetic and haunting look about a zombie you just can't help but feel a little sorry for. Here is a 8-minute zombie short called, Zombie in a Penguin Suit from filmmaker, Chris Russell. This short is simply stunning and is one of the best zombie stories I've ever seen in short or long cinematic form.

This is the awe-inspiring story of a man dressed up in a penguin suit, who rises up one day freshly from the dead and travels the streets and countryside in search of something or someone.

Seriously, this isn't a comedy but a haunting and affecting tale about the recently turned. The cinematography is stunning, the visuals engrossing, but it's the score, the soundtrack that makes this go from melancholy to mind-blowingly beautiful. The opening score is 'Mara's Lullaby' originally by Marc Mellits and performed by Real Quiet. All I can say is wow. And then the credit score 'Spiegel im Spiegel' by Arvo Part- it's life-changing. Anyone who knows me knows that I love zombie movies and stories, and this is just one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

Check this out if you love yourself some zombie stories but are tired of the same ol' same ol'. Check this out if you want to see a zombie film by way of Ingmar Bergman. Enjoy this weeks dose of short form goodness in, Zombie in a Penguin Suit.

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