The Unlikely Story of How Sam & Mattie Made A Zombie Movie

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I’ve been in the horror movie business for almost twenty years now. When zombies started making a comeback in the 2000s, the flood gates opened. Everyone wanted to make a zombie flick.

Before crowdfunding, potential filmmakers would hit us writer’s up for some free press. My inbox would be filled with requests to review scripts or short films. A few were good. Zombabies and Bubba’s Chili Parlor were my all-time favorites.

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For every handful of good ones, there are hundreds of films that are just terrible … terrible.

It takes a lot of passion to pull off a low-budget horror movie. A lot of hard work is needed, too. You don’t need the best actors or even the best SFX. Ya need heart. Heart is something the duo of Sam and Mattie have.

The story of ‘Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie’ hit my inbox this week. This documentary focuses on the titular duo who made ‘Spring Break Zombie Massacre.’ The film was ten years in the making. Remember what I said about heart and passion?

Their story is an interesting one:

“Since they met at the Special Olympics, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt have forged an unbreakable bond fueled by their passion for movies. Sam and Mattie pitched their idea of the ultimate cinematic experience to all who would listen: a racy teen zombie flick they proudly proclaimed would be ‘the greatest movie ever,’ exploding with sex, gore, and more over-the-top violence than you can shake a machete at.”

Check out the trailer here:

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The doc is currently available on several platforms included Apple and Microsoft stores.

Have you seen ‘Sam & Mattie Make A Zombie Movie’? Let us know in the comments.

 


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