Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead – Film Review

Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead - Film Review

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Aussie brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner deliver a grimly enjoyable white-knuckle nightmare

In February, Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead was the most illegally downloaded film in the world. It’s clear why. This hot-blooded debut from Australian brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner is grimly enjoyable. The pair conceived their crowdfunded flick – starring little-known Aussie actors – as a mix of Dawn Of The Dead and Mad Max, but its pace, intensity and shock value give it its own niche. The plot – mechanic Barry (Jay Gallagher) tears around Australia to save his sister Brooke (Bianca Bradey) from the zombies and the experiments of a mad doctor – is patchy, but the action makes up for it. Two hundred litres of fake blood were used during filming, and from the opening scene – screeching zombies destroying a tattoo parlour – Wyrmwood… is a white-knuckle nightmare.