Release dateOctober 7, 2011 (2011-10-07) (Blue Water Film Festival) WriterDouglas Schulze (story), Joshua Wagner (screenplay) CastSid Haig, Courtney Gains (Gordon), Lauren Mae Shafer (Judith) Similar moviesThe Video Dead (1987)
TaglineWelcome Back To That Night
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Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (also Mimesis) is a 2011 American horror film directed by Douglas Schulze, written by Joshua Wagner and Schulze, and starring Allen Maldonado, Lauren Mae Shafer, Taylor Piedmonte, and David G.B. Brown.
During a horror film convention, several people are invited to an exclusive party. After they consume spiked drinks, they wake up to find themselves involuntary participants in a recreation of George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. After being attacked, the participants flee to an abandoned farmhouse, which subsequently undergoes a zombie siege.
Allen Maldonado as Duane
Lauren Mae Shafer as Judith
Taylor Piedmonte as Russell
David G.B. Brown as Keith
Jana Thompson as Karen
Gavin Grazer as Karl
Courtney Gains as Gordon
Sid Haig as Alfonso Betz
Director Douglas Shulze conceived the idea for the film after attending horror conventions and seeing costumed fans who took their in-character roleplaying too far. The film is not meant as a remake; instead, Schulze wanted to address themes of obsessed fans.
Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead premiered at the Blue Water Film Festival on October 7, 2011. Sid Haig attended the event.
Anchor Bay Entertainment released it on home video on February 12, 2013.
Dennis Harvey of Variety wrote that the film is "just sporadically scary, yet the plot's twists and turns keep viewers hooked." Rod Lott of the Oklahoma Gazette called it a pointless, shoddy remake of Night of the Living Dead. Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 3/5 stars and called it "a movie with an excellent premise that's executed in the most standard of ways." Adam Tyner of DVD Talk rated it 3/5 stars and called it "an uneven but surprisingly effective homage". Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "a movie with a semi-interesting plot but uninspired execution."
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