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Last of the Living (2008)

Last of the Living
Directed by Logan McMillan
Starring Morgan Williams, Ashleigh Southam, Robert Faith, Emily Paddon-Brown

Zombies are big…even in New Zealand. A zomcom along the lines of Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, Last of the Living follows three slackers that are thrust into the role of saviors. When they meet a female scientist named Stef who has the blood sample needed to find a cure, they must help her get to an island where scientists are waiting for that last piece of the puzzle.

My favorite character in this film was Ash (played by Ashleigh Southam), playing the lovable loser who longs for the affection of Stef (Emily Paddon-Brown), but must compete with his self-centered friend Morgan (Morgan Williams). Rounding out the group is Johnny (Robert Faith), a rocker at heart who continues to practice his drumming, even though all his bandmates were zombified long ago.

If you like movies with a happy ending, this isn’t for you. But if you like low-budget zombie flicks with a little bit of dark humor, and you can overlook budget restraints, check out Last of the Living.

I will say this, for an independent movie, it has one of the greatest theme songs ever (and several of the other songs in the movie are pretty cool, too). Presenting “Last of the Living” by The Frank Woo

And the trailer for the film…

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