Dead man voting: Homecoming

The Zombie Vote: In an election year, dead veterans of the current conflict crawl out of their graves and stagger single-mindedly to voting booths so they can eject the president who sent them to fight a war sold on "horseshit and elbow grease."

Homecoming tailors its provocative scenario to accommodate a devastatingly specific checklist of accusations, from the underreporting of war casualties to last November's dubious Ohio count. As if in defiance of the Pentagon's policy to ban photographs of dead soldiers' coffins, Dante's film shows not just the flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base but their irate occupants bursting out of them. "There's a lot of powerful imagery in this movie that has nothing to do with me," Dante says. "When you see those coffins, which is a sight that's generally been withheld from us, there's a gravity to it. Even though there's comedy in the movie, there's something basically so serious and depressing about the subject that it never gets overwhelmed by satire."

"You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see what a fucking mess we're in," he continues. "It's been happening steadily for the past four years, and nobody said peep. The New York Times and all these people that abetted the lies and crap that went into making and selling this war - now that they see the guy is a little weak, they're kicking him with their toe to make sure he doesn't bite back. It's cowardly. This pitiful zombie movie, this fucking B movie, is the only thing anybody's done about this issue that's killed 2,000 Americans and untold numbers of Iraqis? It's fucking sick."

Update: I just watched it, it was pretty entertaining!

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10 Responses:

  1. xenogram says:

    Wow.

    Shame the second link only works in the US - it's blocked for outside IPs. Not the first one I've seen, are you guys hiding something? Something interesting? Has the pentagon been building giant dinosaur robots? Am I talking bollocks?

  2. buckthorn says:

    This pitiful zombie movie, this fucking B movie, is the only thing anybody's done about this issue that's killed 2,000 Americans and untold numbers of Iraqis? It's fucking sick

    Michael Moore will be so disappointed.

    • prog says:

      As will every anti-neocon activist, campaign contributor, ACLU member, jwz.livejournal.com commenter, etc. Congratulations, Mr. Producer, on being the only person to figure this out ever! Too bad about the Showtime and all.

  3. ronbar says:

    I hope I can find a torrent; I can't get Showtime.

  4. ctd says:

    I wonder if Democrats in Chicago will sue Dante for stealing their idea.

  5. starfighter says:

    yeah, showtime are fags.

    requesting course of action!

  6. dasht_brk says:

    That's a given. The question is causes and appropriate responses.

    Might be a funny movie, though.

    -t

  7. A French filmmaker made a film on the same concept in 1917. It involved the dead rising from the trenches and coming back to accuse the politicians and generals who gave the orders. It was arguably the first zombie film in history.