ZOMBIE DESERT aka THE DESERT (2013) Reviews and overview

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Zombie Desert – aka The Desert, original title: El Desierto  is a 2013 Argentinian science fiction horror film directed by Christoph Behl. It stars Lautaro Delgado, Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lucas Lagré.

Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a bunker-like home with views over the post-apocalyptic landscape. They once lived in a love triangle idyll, with strong bonds of friendship, but the arrival of the zombies changed that. Ana is with Jonathan and Axel is alone, slowly tattooing his body with images of flies, while developing an almost voyeuristic obsession with the couple’s relationship.

However, everything changes when Axel and Jonathan go out on an expedition in search of provisions and return to the house with a zombie that they call Pythagoras, who they keep chained and muzzled inside the house. As the dynamic of the trios relationship changes it becomes clear that their new prisoner may not be the biggest threat to their survival…


“Anyone who wants to make a zombie movie should watch The Desert as it’s a film that gets what the genre has always been about – the characters rather than the action. This may be one of the greatest zombie movies of all-time and it features little to no undead set pieces. Everything is told visually and the cinematography is first class. The Desert is beautiful, touching, moving, gripping and simply outstanding.” Luke Owen, The Flickering Myth


“For horror fans who prefer the slow descent into madness as opposed to the gore of the undead, then check out The Desert. If that’s not really what you’re into, then who’s the REAL monster, huh?! It’s you. It’s probably you.” The Wolfman Cometh






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