82mins, Horror / Comedy
Director: Jacen Tan
When a mysterious virus breaks out in an isolated army camp, a lazy soldier and his tough commander must work together to survive, and learn what it means to be real soldiers.
- Opening film of Scream Asia Film Festival 2018
- Released theatrically in Singapore and South-East Asia
- Acquired by Contents Panda Korea, producer of Train to Busan
Military conscription is compulsory in Singapore, and most males like myself serve in the army when they turn 18. I came up with the idea for Zombiepura when I was on guard duty during National Service. Looking around at my platoon mates, I asked myself, when disaster strikes, will we really be able to fire a gun and protect our country?
Some of us do enjoy training to be soldiers, learning many life skills along the way. However, some question the need to spend 2 years of our lives firing weapons and living in jungles.
Having grown up with genre and zombie films, and having been a soldier myself, I want to combine my passions and life experiences to make this horror comedy. It is the film that I’ve been wanting to make my whole life.
PS: It’s about time Singapore had a zombie movie!