South by Southwest has a competition for the best fake exploitation-style trailer, in honor of the Rodriguez/Tarantino Grindhouse. Aint It Cool News has links to all the contestants on YouTube, and while some – like Emmanuel, Prisoner of Frankenstein – are cute or interesting, only one is brilliant. That’s Cong of the Dead, and while it’s a Viet Nam zombie movie done with dolls, I would seriously back the making of an actual feature film of this concept. Over on his blog Mr Beaks is calling for Cong of the Dead to be one of the movies in the inevitable Grindhouse 2. Can’t argue with that.
Here, live from YouTube, is Cong of the Dead. Watch the whole thing – there’s a killer gag at the very end.