Film - The ReZort

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Jurassic World meets The Walking Dead in The ReZort, which comes out today on digital download, courtesy of Content Media...

A vacation to die for.

Starring Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann, Elen Rhys, Claire Goose and Jassa Ahluwalia, The ReZort is a horror film offering a twist on the zombie genre and is the third feature from director Steve Barker.

The story is set 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.

Director Steve Barker said “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.”

And if you think the story sounds more than a little like the concept of the current Sky Atlantic hit Westworld, writer Paul Gerstenberger has the reason, “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 digital release follows the world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, and screenings at FrightFest in August, 2016.

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