Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead
|Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead|
|Directed by||Douglas Schulze|
Kurt Eli Mayry|
|Story by||Douglas Schulze|
Lauren Mae Shafer
David G.B. Brown
|Music by||Diego Navarro|
|Edited by||Rob Frenette|
Dead Wait Productions
|Distributed by||Anchor Bay Entertainment|
Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (also Mimesis) is a 2011 American horror film directed by Douglas Schulze, written by Joshua Wagner and Schulze, and starring Allen Maldonado, Lauren Mae Shafer, Taylor Piedmonte, and David G.B. Brown.
During a horror film convention, several people are invited to an exclusive party. After they consume spiked drinks, they wake up to find themselves involuntary participants in a recreation of George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. After being attacked, the participants flee to an abandoned farmhouse, which subsequently undergoes a zombie siege.
- Allen Maldonado as Duane
- Lauren Mae Shafer as Judith
- Taylor Piedmonte as Russell
- David G.B. Brown as Keith
- Jana Thompson as Karen
- Gavin Grazer as Karl
- Courtney Gains as Gordon
- Sid Haig as Alfonso Betz
Director Douglas Shulze conceived the idea for the film after attending horror conventions and seeing costumed fans who took their in-character roleplaying too far. The film is not meant as a remake; instead, Schulze wanted to address themes of obsessed fans.
Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead premiered at the Blue Water Film Festival on October 7, 2011. Sid Haig attended the event.
Dennis Harvey of Variety wrote that the film is "just sporadically scary, yet the plot's twists and turns keep viewers hooked." Rod Lott of the Oklahoma Gazette called it a pointless, shoddy remake of Night of the Living Dead. Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 3/5 stars and called it "a movie with an excellent premise that's executed in the most standard of ways." Adam Tyner of DVD Talk rated it 3/5 stars and called it "an uneven but surprisingly effective homage". Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "a movie with a semi-interesting plot but uninspired execution."
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