WHAT STILL REMAINS Is Post Apocalyptic But It Doesn't End There
Sometimes it's hard to look at a certain genre and find it exciting. Zombie, slasher, post-apocalypse, vampires. Every once in a while, you think the dead horse is just getting beat. Perhaps one of the most exciting thrills for genre fans is searching for those films that can spin the genre on its head, introduce a new perspective, make it interesting.
Well, Josh Mendoza is looking to do just that with his directorial debut of What Still Remains. In a near future, a virus has infected mankind and survivors are left fending for themselves. Sound familiar? Sure. These infected aren't the ravenous undead, though, but instead turn into feral coherent killers. That's cool in itself but Mendoza is mixing it up even more by throwing in a cult element, some moral ambiguity and, honestly, a little bit of feeling like The Last of Us.
These are all good things. It's right around the corner, August 14th on VOD from Strike The Sun Entertainment, peep the trailer and poster below, coupled with the official press release!
Twenty-five years after a viral outbreak decimated the population, the remaining survivors still fear that deadly illness and the feral "Changed" it has created. Against this post-apocalyptic backdrop, a young woman loses her family and struggles to survive on her own in the wilderness. When a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of trusting him. But as she ventures out into a world she’s never known, she discovers there are far more dangers than the legends of savage beasts from her childhood. Numerous factions of humanity still endure and she will learn people can become their own kind of monster.
What Still Remains stars Lulu Antariksa (T@gged), Colin O'Donoghue (Once Upon a Time), Mimi Rogers (The X-Files), Dohn Norwood (Hell on Wheels), and Jeff Kober (The Walking Dead). It was written and directed by Josh Mendoza.