In a horror movie first, director Harrison Smith is mashing the contentious world of fracking with the undead in his new film, "Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard." The film is said to be American Western inspired with visual special effects by Joe Lawson ("Lord of the Rings"), creature effects by artist Toby Sells ("The Walking Dead") and makeup effects by Angie Johnson ("Evolution").
Promising plenty of action and in-depth characters, the story revolves around the small town of Elwood, a safe-haven for the living after natural gas fracking has allegedly caused a world-wide infection that raises the dead. A dedicated group of young fighters lead by military veteran, Seiler (Billy Zane), are hellbent on keeping their small hometown of Elwood safe, though some of the residents start to wonder if life inside the bubble of Elwood is as safe as it seems.
In addition to Zane, the all-star lineup includes Dee Wallace as Sharon Sommers, a terminally ill mother begging her son to abandon Elwood, and Felissa Rose as a religious nut, bent on convincing the town that the end is inevitable and seriously nigh. Already creating a rumble amongst the fracking community and distributors, "Zombie Killers" is expected to be released sometime in 2014. While there is no set release date, there are already multiple sequels planned under the "Zombie Killers" moniker. To see what all the hub-bub is about, check out the official trailer, courtesy of the movie's Facebook page.