Osama Bin Laden Lives … In Low-Budget Zombie Movie ‘Osombie’
So the public never got to see the death photos of Osama bin Laden because he really isn’t dead. Rather, undead. At least that’s the story a production company is going with in their film featuring a very zombified ex-Taliban leader.
Utah production company Arrowstorm Entertainment has released a film in which the former terrorist leader responsible for the 9/11 attacks returns as a member of the living dead. The film is titled Osombie: The Axis of Evil Dead and was released this summer (though we weren’t able to find where). The film pits a NATO special-forces unit against zombie bin Laden and his army of zombified terrorist insurgents.
The film’s plot features Zombie bin Laden and his undead jihad-squad attempting to turn the world’s population into zombified radicalists. A cursory glance at the trailer shows that the film is offering the complete package: action, horror, drama, even romance.
The film’s executive producer told ABC that the script was penned before bin Laden’s death in May 2011. They waited until the terrorist leader was killed before giving production the green light. The film is shot entirely in Utah, which the filmmakers say is surprisingly similar to Afghanistan.
“We have the view that we are not going to please everyone with any film, but with this we know there are a group of people who will love it and those who will not love it,” said executive producer, Kynan Griffin. He also said that so far, response to the film has been ”overwhelmingly positive.” Indeed, one surprised reviewer on the film’s IMDb page confessed that he helped finance the film through Kickstarter, saying, “I didn’t think this was too bad at all,” and that “For a small budget movie it certainly didn’t show the usual tell tale signs.”
Arrowstorm Entertainment’s Facebook page shows 141 likes, 17 talking about this, and zero recent visitors. Despite this, their production values (observed from the trailer and photo stills from other projects) show genuine sophistication and detail.
But hey, judge for yourself. Here’s the trailer for Osombie: The Axis of Evil Dead. Go nuts!
I can’t believe I missed this in February. If you’re a member of Arrowstorm Entertainment, drop me a line and tell me what you’re up to! We’ll write up a review for your next film or something. Also, if you can get a hold of Osombie, let me know how to get a copy or watch it online!