Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead

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Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead
Mimesis Night of the Living Dead.jpg
Directed by Douglas Schulze
Produced by Kurt Eli Mayry
Douglas Schulze
Gavin Grazer
Screenplay by Joshua Wagner
Douglas Schulze
Story by Douglas Schulze
Starring Allen Maldonado
Lauren Mae Shafer
Taylor Piedmonte
David G.B. Brown
Courtney Gains
Sid Haig
Music by Diego Navarro
Cinematography Lon Stratton
Edited by Rob Frenette
Production
company
Dead Wait Productions
MPI Films
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release date
  • October 7, 2011 (2011-10-07) (Blue Water Film Festival)[1]
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

Plot summary[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[2]

Release[edit]

Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead premiered at the Blue Water Film Festival on October 7, 2011. Sid Haig attended the event.[1]

Anchor Bay Entertainment released it on home video on February 12, 2013.[3]

Reception[edit]

Dennis Harvey of Variety wrote that the film is "just sporadically scary, yet the plot's twists and turns keep viewers hooked."[4] Rod Lott of the Oklahoma Gazette called it a pointless, shoddy remake of Night of the Living Dead.[5] 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."[6] Adam Tyner of DVD Talk rated it 3/5 stars and called it "an uneven but surprisingly effective homage".[7] Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "a movie with a semi-interesting plot but uninspired execution."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moore, Debi (2011-09-10). "Sid Haig Attending the Mimesis Premiere in Michigan this October!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  2. ^ Wixson, Heather (2013-02-12). "Exclusive: Filmmaker Douglas Schulze on Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  3. ^ Castillo, Sara (2013-01-03). "Anchor Bay Picks up Real-Life Nightmare 'Mimesis'". Fearnet. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  4. ^ Harvey, Dennis (2012-03-05). "Review: 'Mimesis'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  5. ^ Lott, Rod (2013-02-05). "Mimesis". Oklahoma Gazette. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  6. ^ Barton, Steve (2013-01-28). "Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (Blu-ray / DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  7. ^ Tyner, Adam (2013-02-07). "Mimesis (Blu-ray)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  8. ^ Naugle, Patrick (2013-02-12). "Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (Blu-ray)". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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