Did you ever wonder why our government didn’t show any real proof that despised terrorist Osama Bin Laden was killed by our special forces? The body reportedly was dumped overboard and “buried” at sea, for various reasons. Some argue that is the proper course of action for an Islamic burial. Others contend that we didn’t want a burial site to serve as a shrine for the criminal’s assorted followers. Director John Lyde has a different theory, though. He thinks we buried Bin Laden because he’d turned into a zombie.
That’s the teaser trailer for Lyde’s Osombie: The Axis of Evil Dead, a horror-comedy-thriller that imagines Bin Laden emerging from the sea to create a zombie apocalypse in Afghanistan. OK, so I don’t know if it’s meant to be a comedy, but I was laughing my ass off at the sight of our armed forces battling zombie Taliban soldiers with the tagline promise that “Bin Laden will die … again!”
But do you know what? The production values on Lyde’s film are surprisingly high. This wasn’t shot in someone’s backyard on a shoestring budget. Osombie, which was filmed in Utah, looks better than far too many horror features I see in the midnight section of key film fests. Right now, it is reportedly on track for a summer release, though we don’t yet have specific details on who will distribute and how wide its opening will be. For now, we know that Lyde directs Osombie, which stars Corey Sevier, Eve Mauro and Jasen Wade. What do you think? Will you pay good money to see U.S. troops kill a zombie Bin Laden this summer?
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