I'm going to indulge in a bit of TMI here. Full disclosure. I love Left 4 Dead. I love the running, I love the screaming. I love shoving the annoying teammate off of the roof so that they get ripped apart by the gnashing horde below. But most of all? Nothing gets me horror-hard like blasting a corpulent boomer with a shotgun, dousing the surroundings with bile. I'm sorry if that makes you uncomfortable. Click your feeble minds elsewhere. The rest of you? You're giving that knowing nod right now. You don't have to say anything. I know.

If you're a horror fan, you owe it to yourself to at least watch a game. A single match has more electrified adrenaline than most horror flicks do these days throughout their entire run time. The smash success for the XBox 360 and PC is distilled, 198 proof gameplay. There aren't complicated menus. There are no excruciating Metal Gear Solid cut scenes or complex narratives to follow. You run. You kill. You try to live. That's it.

That said, I have no idea how this can be adapted to a film. Everything that makes it so slick and streamlined as a game is every reason it can't be a good movie, not without making substantial tweaks and additions to the story. There just isn't anything there aside from zombie killing with a dash of morbid banter between the characters.

That's not stopping an enterprising cadre of fans from trying, though. They've nabbed some dopplegangers to stand in as the band of 4 from the first game and have whipped up a teaser trailer (after the jump) along with some rather polished images. All of this is laying the foundation for a full-fledged feature.
categories Horror