Review by: Rob Caprilozzi
Synopsis: Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor – together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland.
Our Thoughts: Zombies are a dime a dozen these days. Whenever you turn on your television you are sure to see them in some form whether it be movies, TV shows, or even commercials. So to be different and really get noticed you must come up with an incredibly unique concept. Wyrmwood does just that and is a welcomed breath of zombie-killing fresh air.
The acting in this independent film is fantastic. Jay Gallagher leads the way as “Barry”. The breathtaking Bianca Bradey plays “Brooke,” while Leon Burchill, who plays “Benny,” is the ultimate sidekick. Berryn Schwerdt who portrays “The Doctor,” certainly cannot be overlooked either.
The tag line “Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead” is pretty accurate. The aspect of this film I was not expecting was the perfectly timed dash of comedy. This is where Leon Burchill really stole the show.
Wyrmwood is the perfect stew of blood, gore, and comedy. The action is horrifying and the humor is sprinkled in without making the film a mockery. All in all, Wyrmwood stands out in the crowded zombie genre here, and while doing so, has cemented itself as an, instant must see zombie classic.