I Spit on Your Rave

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I Spit on Your Rave
I Spit on Your Rave promtional poster.jpg
2009 promotional poster
Directed by Chris Boyle
Written by Chris Boyle
Starring Noel Fielding
Production
company
Distributed by Warp Films (trailer)
Running time 3 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

I Spit on Your Rave was the title for a planned 2010 film production by Film4 and Warp Films, who in 2009 released a trailer to promote their mockumentary zombie comedy horror film starring Noel Fielding.[1] It was written and directed by Chris Boyle and recorded during the 2009 Big Chill Music Festival,[2] at an event recorded by Guinness Book of World Records for breaking the record for "Most Amount of Zombies Captured on Camera".[3][4][5]

Production[edit]

The undead mingle with the living at The Big Chill

Filmed in Herefordshire at Eastnor Castle Deer Park,[6] I Spit on Your Rave was filmed partly in an attempt to break the world record for "Most Amount of Zombies Captured on Camera". People attending the Big Chill Festival on August 6, 2009,[7] were encouraged to come dressed as zombies as part of the attempt.[8] For those who wished to take part but did not arrive in costume, make-up "Zombification Stations" were set up at arena entrances.[9] Though many more were alleged to have taken part,[3] the record was officially broken when 4,026 people were counted as zombies for the film.[10][11][12]

Post production[edit]

Though announced for a 2010 premiere,[4] a completed feature film was never released, but on October 30, 2012, it was reported that the I Spit On Your Rave film was being re-developed as a six-part TV series for the E4 television channel.[13]

Plot[edit]

During the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a virus was released which causes a zombie uprising which decimates humanity. In the year 2018, six years after civilization is destroyed and with few humans left, the King of the Zombies (Noel Fielding) organizes a music festival to keep the zombie horde entertained after the zombie apocalypse.

Reception[edit]

Quiet Earth wrote "Of all the creative ways to exploit the zombie genre, I Spit on Your Rave has got be up there with the best of them," offering that the film would not appeal to everyone and may well annoy many.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Todd (July 17, 2009). "Noel Fielding To Be Crowned Zombie King At Big Chill Festival". Twitch Film. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Llewellyn, Gareth (July 16, 2009). "Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding in zombie record challenge". The Independent. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Olvier, Dan (2013). Zombies A-Z. John Blake Publishing. ISBN 1843588706. 
  4. ^ a b I Spit on Your Rave Staff (6 June 2009). "I Spit on Your Rave" (Official Site). Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  5. ^ The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21. Running Press. 2010. p. 90. ISBN 0762439971. 
  6. ^ Kadri, Anisa (July 17, 2009). "Noel Fielding eyes zombie record". Digital Spy. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ staff (July 17, 2009). "Noel Fielding To Play The Zombie King In 'I Spit On Your Rave'". Flicks News. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Woerner, Meredith (June 10, 2009). "The Zombie Party After The End Of The World Needs Your Help". IO9. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ staff (July 16, 2009). "Be Part of History and Join Film4 and Warp Film's 'I Spit on Your Rave'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October `9, 20`13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "World record for biggest zombie gathering set at festival". Daily Telegraph. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  11. ^ Lang, Robert (7 August 2009). "Zombies have a monster mash-up...It's a rave-yard smash at The Big Chill Festival". Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  12. ^ staff (2011). Guinness World Records 2011. Random House LLC. p. 212. ISBN 0440423104. 
  13. ^ Munn, Patrick (October 30, 2012). "E4 Re-Developing Chris Boyle’s Zombie Movie ‘I Spit On Your Rave’ As Weekly Series". TVWise. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ Orange, Agent (August 10, 2009). "Trailer for undead music festival mockumentary I SPIT ON YOUR RAVE". Quiet Earth. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 

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