PARKERSBURG - A second show has been scheduled for a zombie movie filmed in Parkersburg after the first show in October in Athens sold out, the director said on Thursday.
The first showing of "ReZistance" by Black T Productions will be 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., Athens.
Tickets have sold out for the Athens show, so a second show will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio, said Mark Colombo, a writer and director.
Among the principal players in “ReZistance” are, from left: Lauren Marie (white shirt with rifle) who plays Kristen; Ashley Nicole Deem (green top) who plays Vega the martial arts expert; Hoss Ridgeway (holding Grace Pederson) who plays Hoss; Pedersen; Mike Walker (black shirt) who plays Luke; Lauren Snyder (yellow shirt); Thomas Trout (white shirt and blood); Arthur Collins (squatting bum); and Butch Hoover (last man squatting). A second show will be at the Twin City Opera House, 15 West Main St., McConnelsville.
Lauren Snyder in a scene in “ReZistance,” one of many local actors and extras in the show about zombies in Parkersburg. The producers have scheduled a show at the Twin City Opera House, 15 West Main St., McConnelsville.
Tickets are on sale for the McConnelsville show at $7.50 each, Colombo said. Tickets can be purchased through Colombo on Facebook at the Black T Productions site at facebook.com/blacktproductions.
"ReZistance" is about Luke and his sister Greta, who were raised in West Virginia. He eventually retired as a police officer, but Greta falls to the forces of the darkside in the woods.
Then zombies invade Parkersburg where survivors, including Luke, fight the horde of the walking dead. They attempt to strike at the source of the outbreak where Luke finds his sister and maybe the way to stop the zombies.
At A Glance
* 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Athena Cinema at 20 S. Court St., Athens. Sold out.
* 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Twin City Opera House, McConnelsville, Ohio, tickets on sale
Colombo hoped for a local venue to show the movie, "but Parkersburg doesn't support local talent," Colombo said.
Colombo cited the difficulties last year when another movie, "Pro Wrestler vs. Zombies," which also includes local performers and stars Rowdy Roddy Piper, attempted to debut at the Smoot Theatre.
"ReZistance" has neither nudity nor foul language, Colombo said.
"However, there's going to be a little bit of fake blood because it is a zombie movie," he said.
It's difficult to find anything local, Colombo said.
The theaters at the mall and in Marietta are corporate operations while the Peoples Bank Theater in Marietta, formerly the Colony, would show the movie, but is closed until 2015, he said.
Felice Jorgeson, executive director at the Smoot, hasn't been contacted from the producers of "ReZistance," but she's not too interested.
It's a domino effect as one zombie movie leads to another zombie movie, she said.
"Then what do you got?" she said. "We're inundated with zombie movies."