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Why do people go into the woods at all? If horror movies have taught us anything it's that forests are full of beasts that will gladly terror you to ribbons. Friday the 13th gave us serial killers. Cabin in the Woods gave us Satanic undead hillbillies. Cabin Fever gave us a blood-curdling flesh-eating virus. Evil Dead gave us--well--evil dead. But still idiot twenty-somethings continue to frolic in the forests, and pay with blood. So, the next lesson in terror comes at the hands of Zombeavers.
That's right: zombie beavers. Zombeavers. From the producers of Cabin Fever, The Ring and American Pie comes a creature feature squirming to make you scream with laughter. Entertainment Weekly (via Giant Freakin Robot) have offered us a glimpse behind the scenes of this bonkers B-movie, giving a close-up to its titular monsters. The image up top show Zombeavers star Lexi Atkins in between takes on a scene that was teased in the trailer. Just behind her you can the film's director Jordan Rubin, and by her feet lies an animatronic zombeaver.
The next shot gives and even better look at these creepy critters. Another behind-the-scenes still, this one shows Rubin posing with an apparently enraged zombeaver.
What kind of damage can an undead beaver do? Well, it looks like we are getting a glimpse of that in this picture, which features actor Rex Linn, decked out in some ghastly prosthetic makeup.
Lastly, Atkins and Linn's co-star Peter Gilroy gets the spotlight in a scene where he's being chased out of the river by a batch of deadly beavers. Note the bloody stump in his hand? It looks to be his own foot, which we see get snapped off in the film's trailer and floating below the waters of the film's poster. Both of which are viewable below.
Zombeavers marks the directorial debut of Rubin, a comedy writer who has penned for shows like The Man Show, Crank Yankers and Tubbin' with Tash. The script he wrote with Al and Jon Kaplan follows a group of college co-eds who head to a riverside cabin for a wild weekend. Their idea of "wild" is partying and sex. But what they get is an endless barrage of attacks from wild undead beavers that have flooded the river and dammed their only way out.
Check out the NSFW trailer below:
Zombeavers has not yet announced a release date.