Never heard of this before, but I’m laughing just reading about it:
As their own numbers dwindle with subsequent zombie attacks, the group takes up arms and cross London’s quarantined East End to rescue the old folks who are mounting their own spirited opposition to the “Trafalgars” (“zombie” by way of a particularly circuitous – and confused – bit of cockney rhyming slang). (…)
Any British horror comedy of late – zombies or not – will inevitably draw comparisons to Simon Pegg’s and Edgar Wright’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Director Matthias Hoene (BEYOND THE RAVE) and writer James Moran (SEVERANCE) take pains to distinguish it, but the pronounced cockney angle will probably be the most noticeable difference.
It is indeed heavier on the cockneys than the zombies (although no subtitle translation is required for the former), but the film doesn’t skimp on the gore as well as a couple grisly sight gags (as well as a zombie soccer hooligan brawl set to Kaiser Chiefs “I Predict a Riot”) (…)
The concept was Hoene’s from the start and his discussion covers both the technical aspects of the shoot as well as the significance of the locations he selected (he immigrated to the UK fifteen years ago and has observed the changes the East End has undergone, particularly with the construction for the Olympics which actually has unearthed a plague pit recently).
A few tutorials — and, I promise — NO DICK VAN DYKE (OK, a little but blame Stephen Fry)!