ZOMBIE is a novella by the New York Times bestselling author and American literary giant Joyce Carol Oates. She is a winner of the National Book Award, a four time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, and is mentioned often as a possible winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Bill Connington adapted the novella into a solo play and performed it to critical acclaim at the New York International Fringe Festival, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, and Off-Broadway for an extended run at Theater Row.
Connington wrote the screenplay of ZOMBIE, and the short film was shot in the spring of 2010 in Dorchester, MA. It was edited over the next several months, and has begun to be submitted to film festivals around the country.
ZOMBIE tells the story of a Jeffrey Dahmer-esque serial killer:
A mild-mannered serial killer commits his final crime. What makes a “seemingly normal person” crack? The unsettling answer: we don’t know. From the award-winning novella by famous American author Joyce Carol Oates, and the critically-lauded Off-Broadway play. Featuring the award-winning performance of Bill Connington as “Quentin P.” Who are our neighbors, really? Sometimes we don’t like the answers.
Come meet the serial killer next door. If you dare.