'Homeward Bound' Meets Zombie Apocalypse in 'Play Dead' Short
As a kid, the adventures of housepets Shadow, Chance and Sassy across the country to find their estranged owners in Disney's Homeward Bound was a staple. Complete with the voices of Michael J. Fox, Charleton Heston and Sally Field to provide the Look Who's Talking-esque voices of the two dogs and feisty cat, it's a charming family romp. Now filmmaking duo Andres and Diego Meza Valdes have used the wonderful resource that is Kickstarter to make Play Dead, a short film that they describe as the unauthorized sequel to Homeward Bound, with pack of dogs trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in the streets of Miami.
Here's the entire NSFW 18-minute short film Play Dead, first found by io9:
Here's the official synopsis for Play Dead: "A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors in this unauthorized sequel to Homeward Bound." The filmmakers actually got this film off the ground with Kickstarter when it was only two years old and didn't have the same following it has today (something we try to bolster with our own Kickstart This feature every week). This really isn't something for the kids, but it's a wholly entertaining blend of childhood whimsy and horror gore. Good?