Oh what would happen if Osama Bin Laden had a secret program that created zombies? Bad, bad news, that’s what. But a secret military unit knows about it and they are out to shut it down. But as the first mission goes afoul, bin Laden gets a dose of his own juice. And that’s how Osombie starts out.
The plot summary looks like this:
We follow Dusty, a crazy yoga instructor from Colorado who is on a crazy rescue mission to find her brother Derek. The problem with her brother is that despite the news that bin Laden is dead, he’s a conspiracy theorist who still believes he’s alive.
While in pursuit of her brother, she tracks him to Afghanistan, Dusty comes across a team of NATO special forces on a secret assignment. Believe it or not, that assignment was related to Derek’s beliefs.
Despite the news that bin Laden died in a watery death early on, he has returned from his watery destiny and is part of the creation of an army of zombie terrorists.
Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world.
Osombie is produced by Arrowstorm Entertainment (Dawn of the Dragonslayer) and distributed by Entertainment One (A Late Quartet, Cosmopolis, Iron Sky).
The movie was directed/produced by John Lyde (2008’s The Eleventh Hour) and screenwriter Kurt Hale (2006’s Church Ball) tossed out out the story.
It’s obviously good timing, that this movie comes out around the time of Zero Dark Thirty, but this evil is taken into the realm of zombie stories. (There’s an awful lot of zombie stuff these days).
The cast includes Corey Sevier (North Shore, Immortals), Eve Mauro, Jasen Wade (Amber Alert), Danielle Chuchran (12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue, You’re So Cupid!), & William Rubio.
OK, this isn’t an A-lister movie, but if you’re a fan of any of the Syfy channel movies, this movie will tickle your fancy as this flick is easily a notch above on story and production values.
In fact there were moments that caught me off guard and I found myself laughing at a few of the humorous moments and actually following along to see what was plotted out to happen next. Though I did compare this flick to Syfy, there were moments that will remind you of such, like when trained military members getting surprised by a zombie attack in the middle of a desert and other such inexplicably curious moments. Or some of the film cut editing to express scenes without too much cost to the creation of them. But hey, this was a fun flick!
“What’s up with the walking dead?”
As the story wore on, I was starting to wonder when the end would come, but it finally did. I think there just a few too many moments where the story was trying to be developed. on the other hand, if you’re looking for eye candy, Corey Sevier’s character finds every excuse he can muster to rip his shirt off. (It’s worthy).
Osombie – Official Teaser Trailer
And if you’re really curious,
Osombie – opening 6 minutes
Osombie is nothing but a shot at a fun subject matter and if not taken too seriously, should be put right where it belongs in the realm of film!