San Diego’s FANtastic Horror Film Festival loved Director Mark Newton’s Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies, enough to label it “Goriest Film” last week. Distribution company Gravitas Veritas thinks the film deserves a wider release and has snatched it up for domestic distribution.
“Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies has a great Southern vibe and gives a unique twist to the zombie film genre, with a little Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead in the mix. Plus, there’s a zombie horde, carnival mayhem, Southern rock, and mad scientists. It’s a fun ride!” said Joshua Spector, Director of Acquisitions for Gravitas Ventures.
In a press release, yesterday Executive Producer Daniel Wood said the deal was brokered by him on behalf of the film and Joshua Spector.
“Gravitas Ventures will release the film in North America in March of 2018,” the release states. “Cardinal XD represents the film for international sales and is currently fielding offers from foreign buyers for several territories at AFM in Loews 541.”
The invasive weed Kudzu overpowers the hills of Charleston, Mississippi, In Southern Fried Zombies, and as GloboBioTech tests out their new chemical defense against the plant, they release a toxin which turns the locals into flesh-eating zombies.
A group of non-infected citizens must find a way to survive.
Wood says he now has a handful of movies under the distribution label, but Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies surpasses them all.
“This is now my fourth feature released through Gravitas Ventures (American Cowslip, Jonny’s Sweet Revenge, and The Atoning), and I’m thrilled to call them a partner. Gravitas continually impresses in servicing our titles and Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies will be our biggest yet. We are beyond excited,” he said.
The film stars Timothy Haug, Moses J. Moseley (The Walking Dead), Wyntergrace Williams (This Just In), Megan Few (Demons), Escalante Lundy (Django Unchained), Kaitlin Mesh, and Clay Acker. Zombie Makeup & SFX by Jonathan Thornton.
From a screenplay by Christian Hokenson, and produced by Daniel Wood, p.g.a., Mark Newton, Juri Koll, and Per Ericson, with co-producer Stephan Stromer.