Zombie Planet

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Directed by George Bonilla
Produced by Russell Coy II
Tammy Bonilla
Douglas Campbell
Xyliena Praetor
Screenplay by George Bonilla
Starring Frank Farhat
Christopher Rose
Matt Perry
Rebecca Minton
Karl Gustav Lindstrom
Music by Klevin Scott
Cinematography Billy W. Blackwell
Todd Burrows
Jon Shelton
Roy M. White
Edited by Sven Granlund
Matthew Perry
Production
company
ZP Productions
Distributed by Tempe Entertainment
Release date
  • October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19)[1]
Running time
119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Zombie Planet is a 2004 American horror film directed and written by George Bonilla. Frank Farhat stars as a zombie hunter in a post-apocalyptic world.

Plot[edit]

After a pharmaceutical company develops a new wonder drug, its customers turn into zombies. T. K. Kane, a mysterious outsider, arrives in a community terrorized by local warlord Adam. Kane protects the community and hunts down the zombies plaguing the community.

Cast[edit]

  • Frank Farhat as T. K. Kane
  • Christopher Rose as Warren
  • Matthew Perry as Adam
  • Rebecca Minton as Julie
  • Karl Gustav Lindstrom as Frank
  • Jon Shelton as Stiletto
  • Fran Rabe as Mary
  • Rhonda Barker as Rose

Production[edit]

Director George Bonilla was inspired to make a zombie film after moving to Kentucky and finding a supportive independent film community there. Bonilla believed that zombies created from a defective drug would allow for a wide variety of effects on people, and allowed him to write in both feral and intelligent zombies. The cast and crew were mainly made up of people with no experience in filmmaking.[2] Scenes were shot at the Bluegrass Aspendale housing project in Lexington, Kentucky. Bonilla's wife Tammy is the executive producer.[3]

Release[edit]

Zombie Planet was distributed by J. R. Bookwalter's Tempe Entertainment.[4] It was released on DVD on October 19, 2004.[1]

Reception[edit]

Peter Dendle called the film "epically awful" and embarrassing for Lexington natives.[5] David Johnson of DVD Verdict said that the film is better than most Z movies, but its length leads to too much filler.[6] Bill Gibron of DVD Talk rated the film 3/5 stars and said that "there are kernels of creativity and outright cleverness in this big, sloppy ersatz-spectacle."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arty Facts, a User's Guide for Culture Vultures". Lexington Herald-Leader. 2004-10-17. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  2. ^ Watt, Mike (2005-01-19). "George Bonilla: The Late, Great "Zombie Planet" Earth, Part 1". Film Threat. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Filmmaker Shoots Horror Film in Lexington". Middlesboro Daily News. Associated Press. 2001-11-19. p. 10. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ Watt, Mike (2005-01-19). "George Bonilla: The Late, Great "Zombie Planet" Earth, Part 2". Film Threat. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  5. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). Zombie Movie Encyclopedia: 2000-2010. McFarland Publishing. ISBN 9780786492886. 
  6. ^ Johnson, David (2004-11-11). "Zombie Planet". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  7. ^ Gibron, Bill (2004-10-28). "Zombie Planet". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 

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