The Horror Honeys: Zombieroo Rhymes with Didgeridoo

Zombieroo Rhymes with Didgeridoo

Zombie Honey Buzz by Bella

In a sub-genre that is often the lowest hanging fruit on the bloody horror tree, zombies get the shaft. Or the axe. Or the blunt force trauma. Which works out well for survivors, but can often become repetitive and boring for the viewers - barely surviving the recalibrated (see what I did there, Chass) story lines of the dead becoming undead and seeking out brains for sustenance and instagram photos (the idea of foodie zombies tickles me). 

Don't drink the water? Fuck that, don't go to the Outback.

Enter zombie animals. Zombimals?

For many this is the fruit already fallen and rotting on the ground. For me, this is good kitschy fun. After multiple viewings of Zombeavers (I loved that shit), I could only sit around and wonder, “Which animal would be next?” 

Let me be clear before continuing: I’m not a fan of animal cruelty or harm - not in real life or in film. The good news is that you don’t see any harm come to the animals until after they have become rotting, flesh craving, furry corpses. And, at that point, I think it’s okay to bash their decomposing little faces in. 
Yup. Bashing.

As it turns out the next zanimal(?) will be a kangaroo. A zombiroo. Waterborne is an Australian film currently hopping through the festival circuit. 

The synopsis:When a local ranger in a small country town finds an unidentified algae overwhelming the water supply, he knows that something's not right. But it's not until the sun goes down that he discovers the true extent of the danger - it seems the town is about to experience the effects of a mysterious infection that turns not only humans – but animals too – into zombies. Australian wildlife has never been so terrifying…

Really? Because Australian wildlife terrifies the fuck out of me already. Jesus.

Luckily for us, Octopod Films has given us a prequel short to quench our zanimal thirst:

My only concern is stretching this 9 minute masterpiece out into a full-length feature. But you know, if anyone can do it, Australia can!

Dear Australia(ns), 
You’re fucking weird.
And, I love you.