Yes, I am the guy who just last week wondered if the world really needs any new zombie movies. But the French film The Horde has a compelling story going for it. According to our friends at Slashfilm, “the story follows four corrupt police officers who raid an abandoned tower looking for a group of gangsters who killed one of their colleagues. But when a zombie outbreak hits, the policemen must unite with the gangsters in order to survive from the hordes of oncoming undead.”
Now that’s what I’m talking about. That’s the B-movie action/horror hybrid genre at work–something that we haven’t seen done well since Robert Rodriguez directed Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk ‘Til Dawn script. And add to that the fact that this is going to be a French movie?
In case you haven’t been following French film lately, these guys have been kicking our asses over the past few years when it comes to good old fashioned gore-fest horror. I don’t know what’s going on in that country, but after seeing High Tension, Inside, and other rather disturbing fare, I’m convinced they are in a period of horror renaissance. So when George Romero announces a new zombie flick, I find it hard to get all too excited. Been there, done that. But a French zombie film with a cops and robbers subplot seemingly lifted straight out of the low budget, early seventies Grindhouse cult?
I’m there. Are you?