20
Oct

Gamer Grrl’s take on Zombie in a Penguin Suit by Chris Russell

Who doesn’t love zombies? Especially when you have a zombie in a penguin suit!

This little gem of a zombie film started out as an idea for a Halloween costume, but ended up as a viral seven minute clip about the escapades of a zombie from the time he woke up after being bitten to the point where he’s killed by humans.  The genius behind Zombie in a Penguin Suit is Chris Russell, a relatively young director and writer who also worked on a web series called Blood Light.

What does this gamer girl think of the film? Brilliance! The song, Mara’s Lullaby (by Marc Mellits and performed by Real Quiet) completely set the tone for ZIAPS.  This composition really tugged at my heartstrings in the beginning, I’ve got to say it’s pretty rare that I ever feel sorry for a zombie.  I much rather see them taken out with a flame thrower or chain saw.  But when you watch that zombie come back to life, sit up and look down at the other zombie, it’s almost sad.

What I also found intriguing is how the calm and relaxing score didn’t incite the normal “yea, get them” reaction when I see people killing zombies in a movie.  It’s almost a zen zombie flick, if there’s such a thing.

I won’t ruin the end so you can watch it yourself if you haven’t already.  I’ve got to say, I’ve yet to find someone I’ve shared it with that doesn’t like it!

Here’s Zombie in a Penguin Suit for your viewing pleasure:

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