Silk Scream Asian Horror Film Fest 2012
Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings
Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (Zombadings)
Director: Jade Castro
Cast: Mart Escudero, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora, Janice de Belen
Silk SCREAM is Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th
doors open at 6:30pm and the film starts at 7:00pm at Point Park GRW Auditorium
414 Wood St.University Center, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students with valid id
An amalgam of high camp, satire, and horror, Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings, was a surprise indie hit in the Philippines.
As a very young boy in a small town, Remington (Escudero) persistently teases and cajoles everyone that appears to be gay to him. He sets about town taunting everyone, including the local priest. One day while tending a grave in a cemetery he spies a transvestite, clearly heartbroken and in mourning. No one is safe from Remington’s relentless teasing; Remington interrupts her grief with his taunting. As a consequence, Remington is the target of an unusual curse from the mystical grieving drag queen: The curse that when he is grown he too shall be gay.
Fifteen years later, Remington is smitten with his friend Hannah (Young), and yet cannot resist thoughts and feelings toward his buddy Jigs (Zamora). All the while he is having recurring nightmares of being assaulted by a buff, handsome man. Upon waking, he finds symptoms of being “feminized.” All of these peculiar occurrences are set against the backdrop of horrifying serial killings of the gay townspeople accomplished via a cheesy ’70’s era special effects laser gun. The town begins to value and lament the loss of their gay community, and the mystery deepens.
In a moment of clarity, Remington recalls the moment he was cursed and seeks out the witch who is responsible. The resolution, however, will force Remington and his friends to further examine the reality of culture and sexuality in their town- in hilariously revealing ways.
Toss in a dance sequence, an over-the-top séance, some uniquely silly gay zombies, and a dead-on skewering of any ant-gay politician, and Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It is also uniquely heartwarming and funny, with standout performances by Escudero as Remington and Janice de Belen and John Regala as Remington’s parent