‘Shatter Dead‘ is a surreal ‘zombie’ film that was release in 1994 and was written and directed by Scooter McCrae.
This is no regular zombie film. The plot centers around a woman who is making a journey to her boyfriend’s house in a world populated by zombies – except these zombies aren’t too much of a threat, many of them are just going about their business, some even want to help. The zombies here are basically just dead people who keep on living – there is no groaning, shuffling, craving for flesh – just an odd atmosphere as the female protagonist travels towards her goal. Eventually she comes across a hostile group of dead people who believe that the only way for redemption and for God to return and redeem the Earth is to kill any surviving humans.
Despite winning independent film awards (1995 Fantafestival) this film has polarized opinions and people have either loved it, or hated it.
It is definitely one of the more left-field films ever made about the undead.
‘Shatter Dead’ Posters
Not a huge amount of posters available for this arthouse/indie zombie film, and it will probably be under the radar for all but the most committed horror fans
A magazine advert for ‘Shatter Dead‘ below:
An unusual poster for the movie from SRS Cinema, portraying it more like a teen zombie film then the slow burning indie effort that it actually is.
A DVD cover for ‘Shatter Dead‘
Watch the trailer for ‘Shatter Dead’: