The master of horror returns to the
kind of filmmaking he pioneered and the genre he invented. In his first
independent zombie film in over twenty years, George A. Romero takes us
back to ground zero in the history of the living dead.
Jason Creed and a small crew of college filmmakers are in the
Pennsylvania woods making a no-budget horror film when they hear the
terrifying news that the dead have started returning to life.
Led by Jason's girlfriend, Debra, the frightened young filmmakers
set off in a friend's old Winnebago to try to get back to the only
safety and security they know: their homes.
But there is no escape from the crisis, nor any real home for them
anymore. Everything they depend upon, all that they hold dear, is
fractured as the plague of the living dead begins to spread.
Jason documents the true-life horrors in a tense, first-person style
that heightens the reality of each encounter. Even as his friends die,
even as they are attacked by ravenous walking corpses at every stop
along the way, Jason keeps filming, an obsessive, unflinching eye in
the midst of chaos.
The government first denies, then promises to quell the crisis, but
can’t. Technology fails. Communication with the rest of the world
becomes impossible. Jason and what remains of his crew end up on their
own, a handful of lucky survivors, reliant on no one but themselves to
They take final refuge in a fortress of a mansion, but their
sanctuary turns out to be a trap from which there is no escape.
Throughout it all, the cameras keep rolling, recording every detail for
future generations…if any survive.