Oberst, known to over 60 million Facebook users as the cyber-stalker in Jason Zada's viral Facebook application Take This Lollipop, says it is one of the best roles he's ever had, and he's playing it straight.
The actors says, "Richard Schenkman's script is an incredibly fun mix of alternate history and horror. This is very much the Lincoln of history...except that he battles the walking dead with a bloody farm implement."
Many of the film's lead zombies are being played by self-professed 'zombie geeks;' actors who specialize in portraying the undead, like Perry Foster (The Walking Dead).
The production is operating under a "curse" placed on it by an anonymous Savannah resident who wrote in an e-mail to The Asylum: "I place the Curse Of Savannah upon your head and may it follow you the rest of your life if you make this film here. You have been warned." Savannah locations have included the historic Fort Pulaski, where Confederate troops battled a Union onslaught in 1862, leaving nearly 400 dead."