Trailer to Kyle Rankin’s “Night of the Living Deb”
Trailer / Film Summary
Director: Kyle Rankin
Release Date: 8 October 2015 (USA)
Release Format: DVD VOD
Horror Sub-Genre: Zombie / Infected / Comedy
After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but she can’t remember much of what got her there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door… into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life… is trusting them with your heart.
- The trailer opens with a bright woman introducing herself as Deb. A straight forward and clever reveal of the film’s protagonist. The scene continues with Deb having an awkward exchange with what appears to be Mr. random guy. Superimposed on screen are population statistics to Portland, Maine.
- An interlude of quirky music plays. The tune accompanies Deb as she drive trough what we presume to be Portland, Maine. A stoplight brings her drive to a halt. A display of Horror doesn’t break Deb away from her exuberant nature. She comments on the scene before her with “It’s really gone downhill this year.“
- A blood covered woman pounces on the driver-side window. This frightens Deb and sends her speeding away in utter fear. Superimposed on screen are population statistics to Portland, Maine. This time around the number drops on two. A glimpse of Zombie mayhem within the scenes that follow. Deb is now running for her life, accompanied with the male she spoke with before. For some odd reason she’s aware that the infected are Zombies. Perhaps she’s a scientist.
- More characters present in scenes that follow. It appears more than two survivors linger across the zombie infested streets. The audience receives a theory for the outbreak. “Radiation leak.” is the uttered by a fellow survivor. More Scenes of Zombie carnage, followed by quirky humor and humorous kill scenes.
The Zombie sub-genre is an over exhausted concept. Countless films and mediums have covered and continue to tread on this story line. Yet, if you reserve similar opinion as I, you appreciate all the trappings of this Undead genre model. The trailer to “Night of the Living Deb” does not serve well with what the film offers. We’re presented with one-liners, head scratching humor and Zombies. Perhaps there isn’t any other way to present this Comedy-Horror. “Night of the Living Deb” is worthy of a watch for zombie film connoisseurs and casual horror film-goers alike. As for it’s comedic element, that remains to be experienced. Comedy infused zombie films seems to be the latest theme in this long lasting horror genre. Recent zombie films have offered a refreshing perspective to the genre. Presented is a perfect marriage between Comedy and Zombie Horror. “Night of the Living Deb” may well be a nice addition to this growing Horror sub genre