A chance to play cops and zombies? Are you kidding me?!
Resident Evil: First Hour was just the undead unction I needed. But will I be undone? This four episode web series aired on the Machinima.com YouTube channel, third most viewed on YouTube. The series was directed by Ross Peacock and April Choi — April also wrote the script — and stars James Whitwell, Kevin Millington and myself. Here are all four episodes, starting with the first episode here:
The Bluest Blood You’ve Ever Seen Is in Seattle… and in Brazil
I’m from Seattle where we love our zombies. Seattle hosts the world’s first zombie convention, ZomBcon. And ZomBcon organizes the annual “Red, White and Dead” Zombie Walk, which is an undead spectacle that’s always in the running for the world record. But look out Seattle! Look south and check out this dubbed version from Brazil. Apparently I’ve learned Portuguese in my sleep…
Exactly what sort of Resident is Evil?
- Chief Resident Evil M.D. at the Amityville Hospital?
- Resident and Non-Resident Evil statuses for Transylvanian tax purposes?
- The long-term patient known only as “Resident Evil” at the Elm Street Sanatorium?
Exactly what sort of Evil is Resident?
I think every part of the world has its own type of evil resident. I grew up near Seattle and was petrified of bigfoot (aka Sasquatch). One dark and unstormy night I mistook a sonic boom for a Sasquatch banging on my window. Using all my training from Peter Sellers movies, I stealthily slid out of bed to escape the notice of the beckoning bigfoot and crawled to the safety of my bemused babysitter.
At least now there are street signs warning of Bigfoot Crossings…
And then there are trolls, which I also encountered growing up. The neighboring town to my home town is the Norwegian-American town of Poulsbo, where trolls – or at least chainsaw sculptures thereof — are quite prevalent. Of course Norway is the source of this evil menace…
But back to the subject at hand — the evil residents in Resident Evil — the undead…
Scary. But hey, we were born this way, right?
Time to make like the Raccoon City Police and motor… [this is indeed the Dodge Charger we used in the shoot].