For Your Consideration: "O.C. Babes and the Slasher of Zombietown"
On film, Orange County has been subjected to bioscience (Creator), thinking simians (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes) and Jack Black (Orange County). But are we ready for clueless babes, a serial slasher and flesh-eating zombies?
EEEEEENNNNKTTT!!! Time's up. They're on the way whether we're ready or not.
Creep Creepersin's comedic horror flick (or horrific comedy, take your pick) O.C. Babes and the Slasher of Zombietown is being released on DVD Tuesday. You can get a copy at finer zombie-slasher film retailers everywhere, or order it direct for $9.99 here.
Sean and Ed (buh-dump-dum) go to a bar to celebrate Sean's 21st birthday. There they encounter patrons who run the gamut of Orange County stereotypes. There's Madison the bitch, Savannah the slut, Megan the hot nerd, Lindsey the hot edgy nerd, Ashley and Michelle the porn stars, Mike and Bret the bro jock guys, assorted old barfly skanks, a surfer chick and an uptight ultra-conservative closet fetishist county Board of Supervisors chairman.
OK, all except that last one.
As they would any other night, Sean and Ed strike out left and right. Then a half-eaten woman runs into the bar (hate it when that happens) to warn about flesh-eating zombies pillaging outside. The bar is then locked up tighter than a Laguna Beach drum circle, but before you can say, "Oh, Sean and Ed, now I get it," the bodies start dropping INSIDE the bar faster than Orange County Register pink slips. See, it turns out another Orange County stereotype was inside: no, not a felonious ex-sheriff and the Little Sheriff escaped from prison. It's a serial killer and his slashing blade, which had been out all week killing your friends and neighbors before those damn zombies came along to ruin everything.
O.C. Babes and the Slasher of Zombietown, which was apparently shot in eight hours, stars Vic Vasquez as Sean, Brandon Shira as Ed, Elissa Dowling as Madison, Monique La Barr as Savanah and Nikki Wall as Mrs. Creep. To help promote the film, members of the cast and creators will be out signing DVD packages, but you must travel to get to them. They are scheduled to be at Spudic's Movie Empire, 5910 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, and at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, at 2 p.m. Aug. 1.
Consider this your warning!
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