If you want to get a sneak peek at some of the delicious gore gags featured in Goal of the Dead – a film that's just slipping onto the film festival circuit – then look no further than this visual FX reel that landed in my in-box this morning. I have to say, for a film about soccer players taking on the undead, an absurd premise, this looks like a lot of fun.
One reader wrote in to me to say: "It’s actually two films in one, very much a 'grindhouse' package. Very entertaining – Shaolin Soccer meets Shaun of the Dead – and overall a fun mix of comedy, action & horror."
Earlier this week, we got a look at the English subtitled trailer – which you can watch below.
Thierry Poiraud and The Horde's Benjamin Rocher share directing duties.
Saturday, the 18th of January 2012. A quarter of an hour before the match. An hour before the Apocalypse. In a small village in the north-east of France, Caplongue, lays a nuclear power plant, an industrialized agriculture and a church lower than its unemployment rate but also, the football team, which managed to reach the 1/32nd French Final Cup with a lot of courage and talent. The village is all the more jubilating at the idea of receiving the Paris Olympic, a top league club with famous footballers.
For the Paris Olympic, it's the opposite. The team mustn't lose. This match, which was supposed to be a formality, has become of paramount importance. Between Paris and Caplongue, there is more than 250kms. It's a match that opposes the rural to the urban world, the amateurs to the professionals, a province town to the capital, the poor to the rich. While the amateurs give a rough ride to the professionals, an epidemic instantly transforms the players, the spectators and the inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.
GOAL OF THE DEAD Visual Effects Making Of from BUF on Vimeo.