A note to readers: when the zombie apocalypse comes, check your date for bites and always wear protection — especially if you're scouring Plenty of Fish for a hookup.
Such is the predicament for Regis and Tina in the locally-produced Halloween horror short film, ZD.
Regis met a cute girl on the dating site, but he didn't take the proper precaution when they hooked up, and has now found himself bloody and limbless after taking matters into his own hands to stop the, uh, venereal spread of zombie infection.
Enter Tina, his sister who just so happens to be a nurse, and who takes a frantic call for help. Rushing to the rescue, Tina revolts at the frozen bag of peas hanging from her brother's crotch and the idea of stitching his manhood back together.
Comedy, horror, and surprise follow in this six-minute flick from Wood Owl Studios, based in Fort St. John.
The film was produced as part of the Frightening 48-hour Film Challenge, put on annually by the Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association based in Grande Prairie.
The team took home the audience choice award at a screening on Oct. 28.
"Receiving recognition for my work is exciting, but I'm most happy seeing filmmakers improving with every PRIMAA festival in the Peace Region," said director Jesse McCallum, who penned the script with Chad Corno.
"I'm very fortunate to be part of such a supportive and collaborative community and I hope to see it continue to grow."
David Ross served as director of photography. Dan Daley and Kaymia Laurine starred as Regis and Tina.
The film contains subject matter and language not suitable for children. Watch it below: