Dan Akroyd Brings Zombies to Life In the Trailer for R.L. Stine’s ‘Zombie Town’

The whole ‘movie shown in a theater is magical and makes the film come to life’ sub-genre is one of my all time favorites. Ok, maybe it’s just The Last Action Hero and The Forbidden Kingdom I’m thinking of, but still it’s a plot device that usually leads to fun in my experience. I’m sure some people will look at this trailer for Zombie Town, an adaptation of an R.L. Stine story starring Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase and think “Oh how the mighty have fallen” but that’s short sighted. Plus….Akroyd hasn’t been in anything great in more then a cameo for years and Chase is lucky to land a local auto insurance ad with his storied charm.

No, I think if you take a minute to watch this trailer you will agree that what we see is promising for a fun time. Not a memorable one, certainly not an award winning one, but just a simple old fashioned fun time. Akroyd plays an infamous filmmaker who premiers his latest zombie flick at a small town theater. Unfortunately for the town the film reels appear to be cursed and cause anyone watching them to become undead. Chase appears to play a long gone archeologist and the one who defeated this evil once before. Honestly, those “starring” names are just for marketing, I’m sure, and the real lift will come from Madi Monroe and Marlon Kazadi, the films young leads, and they appear more then up to the task for an adolescent adventure flick.

Check out the trailer below and look for Zombie Town in theaters on September 1st, 2023



Official Synopsis: 

Amy (Madi Monroe) and Mike (Marlon Kazadi) uncover a centuries-old secret when they decide to watch an exclusive film reel. Before they know it, their town has been turned to the undead before their eyes. The duo must track down an infamous filmmaker (Dan Akroyd) and navigate a town of hungry zombies to break the curse before it’s too late