**NEW** Web Series: Our Zombie Mother
Hayley’s Horror Reviews would like to present all you zombie freaks with this press release from an upcoming web/TV series titled Our Zombie Mother. The show’s pilot episode is currently in post-production as we speak and will be splattering onto our computer screens very soon! What’s interesting about this show is it’s aim to appeal to a young audience as well as bringing in enough for adult, horror enthusiasts to enjoy. At this site, I am definitely on board with horror targeted for children, ages ten and over is what they’re aiming for, due to my own love and fascination for the genre beginning at a young age. Horror is an extremely versatile genre that can evoke a whole batch of different emotions from absolute fear to side-splitting laughter and it definitely has a place in children’s entertainment.
The premise revolves around two children who wake up to discover their mother has transformed into a zombie. It appears to be going for a comedic tone and definitely has the sort of plot that can benefit from being both scary and funny at the same time. In recent years we’ve seen how zombie movies work very well as comedies as well as in a metaphorical sense.
Our Zombie Mother is a collaboration between Patrick Griffin of Griffin Studios LA and Maria Olsen from MOnsterworks66. Its very clear that they have been working incredibly hard on this project seen from keeping updated with Facebook posts. Maria is no stranger to the genre and has had plenty of experience co-producing several horror products and is also involved in another web series which is currently being filmed titled Sunday Night Slaughters, she is also taking the role of the mother in this new series. Starring alongside her are Naomi and Tyler Griffin, Tyler recently starred in James Wan’s Insidious 2 therefore will already have a recognizable screen presence.
Make sure you visit, http://blip.tv/ozmnewz for news and updates on how production is going plus movie reviews and plenty of zombie-tastic fun facts.
Our Zombie Mother offers something refreshing and has pin pointed a gap in the market to make appealing, fun yet scary horror for children. Hayley’s Horror Reviews wishes Maria, Patrick and their cast and crew all the best with the series.
For more information, here is the introductory press release for the project, sent by Ms Olsen herself:
OUR ZOMBIE MOTHER
Patrick Griffin of Griffin Studios LA and Committed Artists Entertainment is teaming up with Maria Olsen of MOnsterworks66 to bring kids and zombie lovers alike the brand new web / TV series Our Zombie Mother!
Post-production is almost done on the pilot episode of this hilariously horrific new series, which introduces us to the world of Jon and Wendy and tells us what happens when two kids wake up to find their mother has suddenly become a zombie, and they are forced to quickly cope with the curious consequences.
Both Griffin and Olsen have been incredibly active in the film scene over the last couple of years, with Griffin scoring movies and TV series such as the Emmy-winning Dan Vs and the action-packed Renegade Force. This is, however, the first time he’s taken the reigns, and Our Zombie Mother, which promises to both tease and terrify, is entirely his concept.
Of the two, it is Olsen – and MO66 – that has been most active in the horror world and has, over the last eighteen months alone, partnered up to produce several features including Seth Metoyer’s Squeal: Blood Harvest (pre-production), Brandon Scullion’s Live-In Fear and Christopher Dye’s Something Sinister (both in post-production), Carl Lindbergh’s Blood Angel (development) as well as the web / TV series Edward Payson’s Sunday Night Slaughters (filming). Olsen, who is best known for her turn as Mrs Dodds / The Fury in Fox’s Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, has also worked alongside and learned from horror icons like Bill Oberst Jr, Lynn Lowry and Rob Zombie. She also absolutely adores playing the challengingly non-verbal title role that Griffin has created for her in Our Zombie Mother.
Supporting Olsen are both Tyler and Naomi Griffin, and, as of Friday the 13th of September, Tyler will be extremely well known the world over for his pivotal role in James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2. Naomi, whose hobbies include writing Xena: Warrior Princess fan fiction, may, at the moment, have fewer credits to her name than her industrious brother, but is still a name to watch.
Our Zombie Mother might be a series that’s specifically aimed at pleasing the youngsters, but it does have scares enough to enchant all zombie lovers – it IS rated DD (Double Digits: 10 AND UP) after all – and it will also engage kids’ parents as anyone of us could turn into a zombie at any time, right?? The show’s tagline “BRAINS Before Beauty” says it all!
Eerie and amusing, creepy and comical, Our Zombie Mother is sure to be a hit among the World War Z, The Walking Dead and the Shaun of the Dead zombie-loving army. Promotional trailers will be released sequentially on Youtube so be sure to subscribe to the fanatical horromedy of it all!
You can find out more about the project on:
Its website: http://ourzombiemother.com/
Its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OurZombieMother?fref=ts
Its Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GriffinStudiosLAX
Hayley Alice Roberts.