Former Victoria College student creates zombie invasion in the Crossroads

By by camille m. doty/
Oct. 26, 2011 at 5:26 a.m.

Zombies lurch menacingly through the fog during the filming of "Buck Wild."

Zombies lurch menacingly through the fog during the filming of "Buck Wild."

It's hard to escape zombies this time of year, and the Crossroads is no exception.

Former Victoria College student Matt Albrecht had zombies aimlessly roaming the streets of Victoria, Goliad and Beeville in his film, "Buck Wild."

Although Albrecht lives in Los Angeles, he said his home state was one of the best choices to shoot the zombie comedy because the people are so supportive.

"In LA, it's about the movie business, but Texas is about the people," he said. "We're like family."

Albrecht said he was uncertain at first how many people would come out to help, but more than 200 people dressed in zombie costumes.

"Buck Wild" was filmed in January and is in the post-production stages.

Albrecht said the film is laced with Texas humor, and that helps to make the story different from others.

"Buck Wild" is all about Texas," he said.

Victoria native Taylor Thompson helped to produce the movie. The Memorial High School graduate said it was fun schooling her out-of-town friends on Texas culture. They enjoyed the experience so much, they bought cowboy boots.

Albrecht said the zombie concept still catches people's interest. He added that several major motion pictures will have the zombie concept and his independent film will fit in nicely.

"It is the perfect time slot for zombie mania," he said.



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