Short Film: ‘Cargo’

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.

11 Comments on "Short Film: ‘Cargo’"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Apr 9, 2013 at 3:30 am |

    I dunno, I’ve been away from Der Homeland a long time now
    and I often think of it as a zombie zoo
    and I can’t help but thinking this prevalent obsession with zombies
    is making a statement about the collective unconscious of Der Homeland
    or maybe the wrestern whirled
    since this zombie comes from OZ

    • LucidDreamR | Apr 9, 2013 at 7:34 am |

      I’ve had similar thoughts. To then look at the mad desire to go out and kill these zombies in any number of gruesome ways by the very same population that unknowingly are the zombies themselves has some interesting implications as well.

      • Matt Staggs | Apr 9, 2013 at 9:27 am |

        We all think we’re awake, but some part of each of us slumbers on.

      • mannyfurious | Apr 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm |

        George Romero’s take on his own movies is an interesting perspective to take as well. In his mind, the zombies are the good guys and the humans are the fucked up ones. The zombies don’t fight with each other, don’t screw each other over, don’t judge based on race, creed or gender and they don’t kill each other. It’s not their fault they need to eat humans to survive.

        • Matt Staggs | Apr 10, 2013 at 12:04 am |

          His movies were enormous influence in my youth, and I still occasionally rewatch them. Night, Dawn and Day each had their charms, and even Land of the Dead wasn’t bad. Diary of the dead was rough, and the less said about Survival of the Dead the better.

          • mannyfurious | Apr 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm |

            For sure. I always find myself defending Land of the Dead. But the last two were… jeeze.

          • Never watched survival but yes Diary of the dead was painful to sit through.

    • Matt Staggs | Apr 9, 2013 at 9:27 am |

      Zombie movies (and other apocalyptic tropes in film) always become popular during times of political unrest. Incidentally, the Australians have been churning out some incredible zombie movies lately.

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