Just when you thought you’d seen everything they could possibly throw in a zombie movie, Canadian filmmaker John Geddes brings us “Exit Humanity,” a Civil War era zombie apocalypse story.
Watch the trailer for “Exit Humanity” right here. Do not adjust your screens. It really is as awesome as it looks.
After receiving insanely good reviews from the film festival circuit, “Exit Humanity” has at last been slated for a DVD and on-demand release in the US on June 19th. The film follows Edward Young, a Civil War veteran who deals with the horror of war only to come home and find out that his real horror story is just beginning. Having nothing left to lose, Young joins with a group of other survivors to fight againt the unexplained zombie outbreak, as well as a sadistic former Union army colonel.
“How does a man deal with the loss of everything meaningful in his life, and the loss of mankind’s humanity amongst chaos and despair? Set in 1870’s Tennessee, Exit Humanity is the legend of Edward Young’s horrific and dramatic journey through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead to lay to rest the most important thing in his life, his son’s ashes. The bleak post-Civil War era backdrop highlights the severe divide that the United States was facing, and the true loss of hope that so many felt during this period in history.”
Every zombie movie worth its dead weight in corpses is about more than zombies, and “Exit Humanity” is no different. It explores the themes of guilt and redemption, and the effects of extreme stress and trauma on the human psyche. On top of that, it seems like an original take on the zombie genre by virtue of its setting alone.
The film uses mixed media to tell its story, combining animation and live action to shape the story around Edward Young’s illustrated diary.
“Exit Humanity” stars Bill Moseley (“Devil’s Rejects,” “House of 1000 Corpses”), Dee Wallace (“E.T.,” “Cujo”), Stephen McHattie (“The Watchmen,” “300”), and newcomer Mark Gibson. It is narrated by the inestimable Brian Cox (“The Bourne Identity,” “Deadwood,” “Troy,” “Braveheart,” “X-Men2,” and everything).