Let me tell you something. We love Rhode Island filmmakers up in the place and when writer/director Tony Nunes hit me up with the link to his Zombie Allegiance trailer, all he had to do was drop the name Richard Griffin, who is director of photography on this flick to generate a little Cinema Suicide interest. Back when we first started covering Beyond The Dunwich Horror, news came down that Griffin was contributing to this piece as well, a post-nuke zombie movie with the proper dose of Romero style social criticism.
Every indie filmmaker is making a zombie movie these days, it’s the easiest thing to do on no cash and the fanboys come running at the mere mention of the walking dead but few indies even attempt the informed social approach that Romero pioneered. So color me interested in Nunes’ flick.
The film takes place in a post nuclear WWIII America, where
those who were not killed in the attacks, were turned to zombies by a second biological attack. The world is mostly dead, and those who survived are either vigilantes, or desperate survivalists. One such group of survivalists find themselves defending their lives from much more than zombies and vigilantes, when strange disappearances start to occur. Religion, politics, and the fundamental struggle of right and wrong construct a backdrop to what is much more than a zombie/slasher flick, but a true account of American values. Zombie Allegiance is a unique take on what George Romero, and have constructed as a bleak future. In a wasteland of death and decay, selfish pride is the greatest villain of all.