In February, Synapse Films will be flesh­ing out its indie hor­ror reper­toire with a new film enti­tled Reel Zombies.  This tale of indie hor­ror film­mak­ers run­ning into zom­bies that are all too real boasts a blend of shocks and satire that made it pop­u­lar with fes­ti­val audi­ences.  Synapse will bring it to home video on a DVD that fea­tures an anamor­phic pre­sen­ta­tion of the film as well as a set of extras.  Read on for more info on the guf­faws and the gut-sling­ing, includ­ing the release date and pre-order details…




ReelZom-dvdIndependent under­ground film­mak­ers Mike Masters and David J. Francis (play­ing them­selves) are eager to com­plete the third film in their ZOMBIE NIGHT film tril­o­gy, a series of rather unsuc­cess­ful low-bud­get, shot-on-video gorefests. The prob­lem, how­ev­er, is a recent zom­bie apoc­a­lypse has tak­en over the world since their series began.  The dead are ris­ing from their graves and eat­ing the liv­ing… for real this time! Masters and Francis embark on the pro­duc­tion of their newest mas­ter­piece any­way, only to dis­cov­er shoot­ing in a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic world offers many unfore­seen chal­lenges.  Instead of giv­ing up, they decide to cap­i­tal­ize on the can­ni­bal­is­tic cat­a­stro­phe. No need for latex and fake blood when there’s an entire world of flesh eat­ing undead to add real­ism to their film, and help save mon­ey on spe­cial effects costs!

Touching upon the real-life headaches of low-bud­get film­mak­ing, with numer­ous nods to the zom­bie film gen­re, REEL ZOMBIES is a satir­i­cal mock­u­men­tary fea­ture that dives head-first into self-par­o­dy and “an improb­a­ble but inspir­ing lesson in film­craft prov­ing that pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion can over­come all obstacles—even the ones that want to chomp your brain out!” (Simon Laperrière, Fantasia Film Festival)

Directors: Michael Masters and David J. Francis
Starring: Michael Masters, David J. Francis, Stephen Papadimitriou,
Sam Hall
Run Time:  89 min­utes
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Extras: Over 40 min­utes of Deleted Scenes, Trailer, Audio Commentary
Format: DVD
Region: 0
UPC: 654930315996

Synapse Films