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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

Wyrmwood (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 13 February 2015 (USA)
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A talented mechanic prepares to battle his way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters after his sister is kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse.

Director:

Kiah Roache-Turner

Writers:

Kiah Roache-Turner (screenplay), Tristan Roache-Turner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Gallagher ... Barry
Bianca Bradey ... Brooke
Leon Burchill Leon Burchill ... Benny
Keith Agius Keith Agius ... Frank
Berynn Schwerdt Berynn Schwerdt ... The Doctor
Luke McKenzie ... The Captain
Cain Thompson ... Kelly / McGlaughlin / Zombie
Damian Dyke Damian Dyke ... Soldier Thompson / Soldier at End #1
Yure Covich Yure Covich ... Chalker
Catherine Terracini Catherine Terracini ... Annie
Meganne West Meganne West ... Meganne
Beth Aubrey Beth Aubrey ... Charlie
Sheridan Harbridge Sheridan Harbridge ... Cherry
Damion Hunter Damion Hunter ... Benny's Brother Tony
Alfred Coolwell Alfred Coolwell ... Benny's Brother Mulla
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Storyline

Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor - together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland. Written by Kiah Roache-Turner & Tristan Roache-Turner

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Action | Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film served as the basis for one of the mazes at the 2015 Fright Nights event at Warner Brothers Movie World on the Gold Coast, Queensland See more »

Goofs

When the lab technician wakes up when Brooke is controlling the zombie patient he fires his gun into him and unloads the chamber including a few clicks to mean he's out of bullets. Moments later when Brooke breaks free with the help of the lab technician who is now a zombie and whom she is controlling, she grabs his holstered gun and shots him in the head. He had no time to reload therefore the gun should be empty. See more »

Quotes

Barry: We need to find a zombie fast.
Brooke: A zombie? What do we need a zombie for?
Benny: This truck runs on zombies. No zombies? No truck.
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Connections

Followed by Wyrmwood TV See more »

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Get Down Tonight
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Written by Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch
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A wildly inventive DIY zombie filled ride
14 April 2015 | by eddie_bagginsSee all my reviews

It's great to see not only the spirit of DIY filmmaking but Ozploitation cinema alive and well in the form of the Roache-Turner brothers (Kiah the director, Tristan his co-writer) blood filled and over the top zombie carnage horror/actioner Wyrmwood: The Road of the Dead, a film that was clearly a labour of love for these aspiring filmmakers and a film that in recent months has grown quite the reputation on the festival circuit that has seen the filmmaking duo well and truly become the next big thing in the local industry.

Filmed from my understanding over a number of years on a budget that was more than likely made up of family, friends and everyone else in between, there is no questioning that this is an unpolished film but at the same time a film that you can't help but appreciate on a level where you understand that the limitations set before the filmmakers failed to derail a film that is at its core a hugely energetic and often fantastically inventive tale. While we all know that the zombie genre of film and TV has virtually been done to (pardon the pun) death over many years Wrymwood has enough OTT ideas, violence and the Aussie humour we all know and love to keep us glued to our zombie guts covered seats for it's pretty quick fire 90 or so minute run time and in an age of films that look to cover up there budgetary flaws it's a joy to see Wyrmwood reveal in its roots.

Every part of Wyrmwood feels as though it could've been made in your backyard and in anything but a negative it gives the overall sense that this is a film that is truly its own beast. It's glorious to see the Roache-Turner brothers use the locales at their disposal to great effort from the wilderness through the "road of the dead" this is a tale that feels Australian and benefits from it while the movies performances range from impressive through to never passing acting school yet it doesn't bring the film down, it in fact brings it to a new level of enjoyable even though what your witnessing is akin to watching a friends high school media production.

With some off the wall ideas (mind controlling zombie hordes, zombie blood as a new source of fuel, just to name a few) and with an impressively constructed yet whole heartedly home grown production Wrymwood is indeed a film in a league all of its own. There are myriad problems with the film, mainly some downright lame scripting and some pretty lacklustre acting but when things click in this blood splattered ride they certainly work to a very high level. On the back of this effort you'd suggest that the Roache-Turner brothers most certainly do have a career ahead of them that hopefully sees them given a much bigger stash of play money that would no doubt see them craft some wickedly inventive and entertaining cinematic moments.

3 pieces of steak to the face out of 5

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,141
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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