If you’re a fan of animation, then you know the names of voice actors Tara Strong, Carlos Alazraqui and Maurice LaMarche. Well, imagine if they had to band together one day to fight a horde of zombies. (This is the best hook for a horror movie I’ve read in months.)
That’s what you get in Witness Infection, a new comedy-horror film from Freestyle Digital Media. And it’s just the beginning. The plot is about two Mob families who are constantly at war with each other. They were put into Witness Protection after squealing, but the Feds bungled up by sending them to the same city. One of the heads has an idea — marry off his son to the rival gang’s daughter, merging the families and ending the feud — but the betrothed disagree with that plan. It’s all rendered moot when the aforementioned zombie horde surfaces, and suddenly they are forced to get along for a different reason.
Alazraqui co-wrote the script for this one with Jill-Michele Melean. “I’m so excited for the release of my third feature collaboration with Carlos Alazraqui. And the fact that he and Jill-Michele Melean trusted me to bring one of their scripts, Witness Infection, to life makes it all the more special,” says director Andy Palmer. “I’m extremely proud of Witness Infection, and hopefully we do for eating sausages from a questionable looking food truck what Jaws did for swimming.”
In addition to Strong, LaMarche and Alazraqui, Witness Infection stars co-writer Melean (“MadTV”, White/Latina), Robert Belushi (“How I Met Your Mother”, Sorority Row), Bret Ernst (“Cobra Kai”), Erinn Hayes (“Children’s Hospital”, “Medical Police”, “Kevin Can Wait”), Monique Coleman (the High School Musical franchise, “Dancing With the Stars”), and Joseph D. Reitman (“Happy!”, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). It was produced by Alazraqui, Melean and Warner Davis. The insanity begins March 30 on VOD platforms.