This past weekend saw the start of principal photography on the horror film “Valentine DayZ.” It’s the latest film from writer and director Mark Allen Michaels who helmed “The Fiancé,” a thriller which had a bride-to-be bitten by Bigfoot and becoming a force of nature, hell-bent on destroying her engagement. The movie’s press release describes it as a “heart-stopping horror story” and included the following plot synopsis:
“Revisiting his unique blend of hardboiled crime thriller and brutal, bloody horror, Michaels’ ‘Valentine DayZ’ takes his characters on a journey from the champagne and yacht lifestyles of the rich and corrupt, to doom and despair in Death Valley as the zombie-apocalypse threatens everything they hold dear.”
Now zombie movies and television shows are a dime a dozen these days, but “Valentine DayZ” looks to be a unique take on the genre. If it proves to be as deliriously entertaining as “The Fiancé,” we are in for one hell of a ride.
Shooting on the film began in Marina Del Rey, and the cast and crew were greeted by a seal which became an extra almost immediately (non-union of course). Other photos include a wealthy looking character hanging out on a yacht as well as cast and crew having fun with zombie makeup.
“Valentine DayZ” will be distributed by Firebreathing Films and is being produced by writer and filmmaker Staci Layne Wilson (“Fetish Factory”) and Kate Rees Davies (“Altered Perception”). Leading the cast are Dallas Valdez (“The Fiancé”) and Carrie Keagan (“Sharknado 4”), and the movie also stars Robert Allen Mukes (HBO’s “Westworld”), Diane Ayala Goldner (“The Collector”) and Curt Lambert (“The Hotel Barclay” television series).
For more news on the movie, be sure to follow its Twitter page (@ValentineDayz) which will be updated with announcements throughout its production.