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Paintball and Ghouls Combine in “ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD”

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Indie zombie movies are a dime a dozen, but we’ve never seen one that incorporates paintball into their narratives. Whether that’s a good thing or bad thing, it’s what sets the oddly titled ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD apart from the shambling pack.

“The goal was to integrate the paintball aspect organically, so that it made sense,” says writer/director B. Harrison Smith.

“It is beyond a training exercise, it is a way for these young fighters to blow off steam in a world dominated by gunplay and reliance on weaponry. In a way, it an allusion to the Hitler youth, with children outfitted with shovels, growing up to have spades eventually replaced with guns.”

Novel twist or product placement (producer Jeff Trainer is a competitive paintball bigwig)? We’re not quite sure yet…

ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD focuses on a group of young adults–the last children of a town that has fenced itself off from the rest of the world. These young people have become fighters, training using paintball under the auspices of veteran Seiler (played by Billy Zane) and they are charged with guarding the town and bringing back supplies to help feed the waiting residents of Elwood.

Outside the fence is a nightmare. The world has been infected by…something. Bodies roam the country side in varying states of decay, attacking the non-infected and spreading the contagion.

The film also stars Mischa Barton, Dee Wallace and Felissa Rose and features FX work by Toby Sells (THE WALKING DEAD). It is currently in post-production. For more info visit the official site.

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Chris Alexander
Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.
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