From Walking Dead the enigma of zombies has captured TV audience and for a while the interest is at its peak again. Train to Busan another living dead flick set in an Asian setting was a hit, and Koreans thronged the cinema’s to see how local zombies appear on the silver screen. While we Malaysians do enjoy culture intrinsic horror movies and since they also garner the most ticket sales, then why hasnt anyone made a good zombie film with local artist set in our country.
Acclaimed director, James Lee, Gavin Yap and Shamaine Othman just did, KL24: Zombie is about three intersecting stories and their survival which also depicts how Malaysians behave and adapt when our usual go-about is turned topsy turvy when an epidemic that causes infection making KLites become flesh eating mindless walkers.
The project as first mooted by the producers, early last year and was funded by Webe Community, as a social kick starter program set by Webe to support local initiatives that brings meaning to a community. After a spate of road shows the project was unlocked and James and his crew were able to proceed to making the film. The micro budget flick is available for free on YouTube and stars award winning Sharifah Amani, Pete Teo, Joseph Germani, Benji Lim and a host of others. Taken on 4K and is available with Chinese, Malay and English subtitles.
You can catch how to survive a Zombie attack if you’re stuck at the Bukit Bintang traffic jam, here.