Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charlie Higson Lets Children Play With Dead Things

To celebrate the publication of his new novel The Fear tomorrow (15 September 2011), best-selling children’s author, actor, comedian and creator of The Fast Show Charlie Higson has produced a chilling short film. The Fear is the third novel in Higson’s The Enemy series.

The opening of the film echoes The Shining, as a rotting adult zombie (with an uncanny resemblance to Charlie Higson) attempts to break into a room of terrified children. The zombie appears intent on eating the children but there is a surprising twist in the plot. The film is available to view online:

This is the latest in a series of cult trailers for Higson’s books. The first trailer featured Charlie Higson decaying into a Zombie. This was followed by The Scared Kid, made by the creators of Colin, a zombie film which hit the headlines for its £45 budget when it was shown at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The Scared Kid is a viral video mirroring the plot of Higson’s second Zombie novel The Dead, where a terrified boy posts online a film of himself being attacked by adults. In the book this film goes on to be the most viewed clip on Youtube.

The Fear, Charlie Higson’s latest zombie novel, is published tomorrow. The new book begins five days before the end of the previous novel The Dead and ties all the pieces from the last two books into a huge, terrifying new chapter for The Enemy series.

Set in and around London, the books are set in a world where a mystery disease has broken out attacking everyone over the age of 14. Some survive but those that do face a more terrifying fate – they turn into hideous zombies with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Children form gangs and attempt to survive in an unrecognisable world where there are dangers around every corner.

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