“Australian wildlife just got scarier …”

North America has zombeavers, but Australia has zombieroos …


Waterborne (2014) [Facebook] is “the world’s first zombie kangaroo film, and a prequel for a feature film currently in development.” Waterborne, presented by Octopod Films and Veritas Entertainment in association with Deadpan Films, was directed by Ryan Coonan and written by Coonan and Richard Barcaricchio. The film stars Martin Blum and Don Bridges.

When a local ranger in a small country town finds an unidentified algae overwhelming the water supply, he knows that something’s not right. But it’s not until the sun goes down that he discovers the true extent of the danger – it seems the town is about to experience the effects of a mysterious infection that turns not only humans – but animals, too – into zombies. Australian wildlife has never been so terrifying…

Watch the film here …

Watch a behind-the-scenes video (here).

Waterborne, unlike Zombeavers, is a straight horror film. The zombieroo puppet is effectively terrifying and the attack scene, which plays out like Jaws on land, is intense. The CGI zombieroo that takes down the ranger at the end is pretty damn scary, too! Waterborne an awesome little horror film! I can’t wait for the full-length feature!


If you can’t wait for more zombieroos, then you can, of course, check out zombeavers in Zombeavers (2015) – it’s currently on Netflix. Or you can check out FEARnet‘s awesome original web series Zombie Roadkill (2010) in which a group of college kids run over a squirrel on a cursed road that brings roadkill back to life with a thirst for revenge. Watch the series here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, and Episode 6.



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