Happy Halloween and welcome to the final entry of the DoT Daily Horror Film Fest! I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the featured films and shorts. Today’s feature is episode one of the Web series Zombie With A Shotgun from writer/director Hilton Ariel Ruiz.
Ruiz has created five episodes of Zombie With A Shotgun and included them in his Indiegogo campaign to make a feature film with the same story. Episode One establishes that Aaron Walker has been infected with something, but he’s not sure what. He and his girlfriend are under attack by people who think he’s a zombie. “When you watch episode one, you’re going to watch a couple that is on the run not knowing the state of Aaron Walker’s possible infection,” says Ruiz. “You also see the strength of their love.” And not all zombies are equal in Ruiz’s eyes. “In my zombie world mostly all of them are turned,” says Ruiz, “but there are unique ones with special abilities such as our man character.”
Ruiz is using the Web series to raise money for the feature, which he is hoping to release in the spring of 2017. The rest of the series is available on the Indiegogo site. The film will follow the same story, but it will be all new footage. In the meantime, he is also working on a comic book series he says he hopes will continue to run after the film is released.