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Come visit the beautiful north woods. Enjoy the changing of the leaves, the vast chain of lakes, bountiful hunting and fishing, and great snowmobile trails. Relax at one of our many resorts or find yourself part of a genetic experiment testing deadly viruses. Three friends travel north for a bachelor party weekend full of babes, booze and unexpected encounters. Oblivious to what is happening around them the three find themselves trapped as a cannibalistic diseases, developed by the military, transforms the townspeople into ravenous zombies.
After making it's Festival rounds "Horrid", an Indie zombie film from Writer/Director, James Pronath finally makes it's way to DVD this week. Like any other low-budget film there are obvious limitations that are visible here but for the most part the production is very good including the photography and the make-up. The film starts off a little slow while it introduces everyone to it's characters and while it sets up the story but once the action kicks in it provides plenty of gore and nudity that is sure to please all fan's of the genre, plus it doesn't stop till the credits begin to roll. Over the last few years there has been so many zombie films made that I lost count but "Horrid" brings a fresh approach to the genre and a story that is original while staying true to what everyone expects from the walking dead. I was impressed with the film in almost every aspect, even the acting which is usually one of the downfalls in a low-budget film is very natural and even good for the most part.
"Midnight Releasing" has really gone up a step in terms of releasing quality Independent films as of late and the trend continues here. As a big supporter of Independent cinema I highly recommend picking this up today, zombie buffs are sure to get their fix and general horror lovers are going to find a entertaining film here as well with plenty of carnage, suspense and action you expect from the genre. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
Interview with Director
Makeup FX of Horrid
Interview with Cast
You can easily tell by watching "Horrid" that a lot of heart went into making this film by everyone involved and it translates back to the audience in a fun and enjoyable way. You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Midnight Releasing
*** 1/2 Out Of *****