Posted By John Sears on September 27, 2014
The Zombie Rights Campaign likes to go to film festivals; it’s a great way to meet people who are interested in Zombies and, often after a bit of gentle cajoling, even interested in hearing about Zombie Rights.
That is, after all, what we do.
And we’ve been going to The Dark Carnival Film Festival since, well… before there really was a ZRC.
This year there was a big change in the Midwest’s flagship festival to celebrate and explore the broad and sometimes Anti-Zombie genre known as ‘horror’, in that The Dark Carnival found a new, and hopefully permanent, home at the Indiana University Cinema, and a new and also hopefully partner/sponsor in the good people at Diabolique Magazine. Appropriately enough, it has been rechristened the Diabolique International Film Festival.. though the name change does leave us feeling a tad nostalgic.
Sniffle. But times change and we must change with them, so on with the show!
And it was a fine show indeed. As you can see at this link, they had an impressive slate of films, and several featured Zombies and/or the Undead in prominent roles, which I will discuss and evaluate behind the cut. Minor but not world-ending spoilers to follow.