"The end of the world is optional, for traffic guy and his arsenal."

Reading the title, I immediately thought this was a trailer was for an honest-to-God forthcoming musical about the living dead. I was kind of right. This incredibly catchy, hilariously monotone, and somewhat touching drawing-based musical by Sam Wineman following a zombie outbreak in an unnamed town was filmed for the Olympus PEN your story challenge. The winner of the contest receives $5,000 and an Olympus PEN E-PL1 to expand on their project.

Ultimately a romantic tale of survival featuring an homage to Dawn of the Dead, the vocals and overall style, at least in the first half, are reminiscent of the song "88 Lines About 44 Women" by new wave band The Nails, albeit in a bit more stripped down manner. The tempo and melody picks up in the second half as we learn of the possible outcome of our hero and the meaning of true love.

Do yourself a favor and check it out, then go to the video's YouTube page and vote it up.

categories Horror