Zombie in a Penguin Suit: poignant short film

This short film, "Zombie in a Penguin Suit," is a very high-production-value, often scary, and ultimately very touching seven-minute short film by Chris Russell. It's a good example of how a gimmick played for laughs -- the titular penguin suit -- can become a real emotional touchstone because it seems like such a lightweight gag at first.

(via JWZ)


  1. wow, love it. really affecting.
    BUT, i don’t really get the whole zombie fascination. i’ve never understood (1) why zombies are so hungry, and (2) why they don’t eat each other.

    1. I agree. 

      At some point, there can’t be any humans left to eat, they’re all underground, or behind moats and walls or maybe on the purified island continent of New Australia. 

      On the Island, the indigenous Aboriginal Tribes are discovered to be immune; if they are  bitten, they don’t “zombify”. Trained by the United Nations as the ultimate Zombie Warrior, they are  the only ultimate protector for humanity. 

      I would love to see Wildlife Vs. Zombies too. Hoards of zombies vs. a Pack of Wolves, a Coalition of Cheetahs and a Murder of Crows.

  2. Zombies + cellos = awesome. 

    Also, very much reminds me of the Dead Island video game trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg&ob=av3e

  3. The last time BB tugged on the heart strings of it’s readers with a penguin story, I ended up trying to calculate whether it would be worth the postage to New Zealand to send the little birds some knitted sweaters.  Then Skeinz sent out a note saying, ‘Hey, thanks!  We have plenty of sweaters now!’  What the hell am I supposed to do with all these teeny penguin sweaters?! 

    Oh no, I’m not falling for this twice – zombie boy can knit his own damned sweater!

  4. I would love some back story to the crucified zombies.  Who is badass enough to go around putting live (errr undead) zombies on crosses? 

  5. So, did anyone let the penguins out so they wouldn’t starve? (Or rather gat a chance not to starve.)

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