''Rockabilly Zombie Weekend'' is a 2013 feature film that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

Becky and Grant are a redneck couple set to get married, and they decide to throw a big Rockabilly themed wedding at the old family barn in Central Florida, ignoring warnings of an outbreak of West Nile. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious mosquito repellent sprayed by a cropduster has created something altogether more deadly...

Without warning, those hit by the repellent cloud or bit by infected animals transform into shambling monstrosities, their innards liquefying and driven by a primal urge to eat every living thing they see before they drop dead. Becky, Grant, and their family and friends must flee the chaos of the wedding as it comes under attack from their former companions. They don't care about what caused the virus or why it's happening. They just care about making it out of the city alive.

''Rockabilly Zombie Weekend'' is the pet project of Tammy Bennett, an amateur screenwriter and doctor of Oriental medicine from Longwood, Florida. Combining her love of music with her love of horror films and zombies, she began work in 2011 by herself. With the help of local director Jaime-Velez Soto and her family and friends, she raised the funds and successfully put together a feature film with almost 200 extras, guns, fire, cars, crashes, soldiers, and aircraft.

Being a brand new film at the time of writing, there's a serious risk of spoilers by continuing to read ahead (ESPECIALLY if you read the spoiler tags). View at your own risk!

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbandonedHospital: Mostly filled with zombies and corpses to feast on, with Bo being found by the rest of the gang trying to save a nurse from the horde. Only two survivors flee the building,
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Subverted during filming and averted in the final cut: the prosthetic for a dismemberment shot was built for a chainsaw to take it off, but the stunt was scrapped for safety reasons. J. Benedict Larmore actually had to make two chops with the machete to take the arm off (aiming for a very precise spot to dismember the prosthetic correctly), and while the editing makes it look like a single strike, it still only partially dismembers the arm.
* ActionSurvivor: All of the protagonists, who are just rednecks trying to save themselves.
* ArtificialZombie: Implied. The zombies are created by a new government mosquito repellent sprayed from a crop duster.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Bo and Patti have a relationship that could hardly be described as "amicable". But he begins to show more concern for her (and others) during the escape, and [[spoiler: when she gets infected and begins to turn at the airport, he tearfully kills her and then shoots himself out of grief.]]
* BadBlackBarf: The liquefied innards of the zombies is constantly vomited up as a black goop, and one of the first signs of transformation is sudden vomiting of the stuff. As seen with [[spoiler: Shifty]], it also tends to come from....[[BringMeMyBrownPants other orifices.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Bo, who describes shooting zombies and saving hospital staff as "more fun than a tornado in a trailer park!" The first time he's seen after the zombies arrive, he's single handedly taking on every zombie outside the hospital by himself and one-hand cocking a lever-action rifle.
* BaldOfAwesome: Still Bo.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Offscreen, but the heroes quickly discover at the bar not to use a glass door for safety from a horde....
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]: The film ends with [[spoiler: Grant and Becky escaping with a private helicopter pilot, but all of their friends and family dead and the knowledge that all of the evacuation planes are full. And then the infected spider crawls out of Becky's bag....]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. The first zombie is a white redneck, and the most prominent black character is a soldier at the airport who never suffers any injury.
* BoomHeadshot: The preferred method of zombie killing, as they often just stand back up after taking other hits.
* [[BringMeMyBrownPants Bring Me My Black Pants]]: It's possible for the BadBlackBarf to come out of orifices other than the mouth...
* CarFu: Becky runs over several zombies at the hospital on her way to save Bo. One of them gets hit hard enough to be knocked out of frame.
* CatScare: The ominous music and camera angles from the perspective of an approaching monster are....Grant sneaking up on Becky to scare her.
* CircularDrive: Due to the difficulty in acquiring enough extras to fill up the scenes, certain camera angles and bringing back extras (who changed their clothes, makeup, and even [[DyeingForYourArt their hair]] to look different). In particular, the wedding scene managed to fill up an area almost an acre in size with only a few dozen people and managed to not visibly show extras teleporting.
* CoolBike: The biker at the start of the film has one (the actor, Scott Singer, owns the Insta-Gator Chopper custom motorcycle builder and also piloted the helicopter for the finale and aerial shots), and Curtis leaves the convenience store on a similar one. At the beginning of the film, a pair of bikers speed by Becky and Micca on a pair of "crotch rockets", one of them popping a wheelie as he passes by.
* CoolCar: The production is LOADED with cool cars thanks to the rockabilly theme. The wedding in particular has hot rods, muscle cars, classic sports cars, and vintage 40s pickups. In particular is a [[http://horrorbug.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RockabillyZombieWeekend1.jpg black Mercury Marauder X-100]] driven by Becky, of which [[RareVehicles less than 9000 were made]]. This car in particular was loaned by Bruce Wood, another local filmmaker and screenwriter for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassadaga_(film) ''Cassadaga'']].
* CoolOldGuy: Woody, notable for his long hair, skinny build, kind demeanor, and big magnum.
* CreatorCameo: The director appears as Sid the helicopter pilot in the finale.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Averted. The only two characters to engage in any romance or attempts at sex are Grant and Becky shortly before their wedding, and they end up the only survivors of the main group.]]
* DefinitelyJustACold: The zombie virus takes some time to finally transform the infected, with them suffering from nausea, sweating, and lightheadedness. It can quite easily be passed off as a bout of indigestion, which is why [[spoiler: Tall Joe is still wandering around the wedding party as he starts to feel worse and worse....]]
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* DoingItForTheArt: The idea behind the film reaching fruition was mostly along the lines of "Let's make a movie", and many of the cast and crew knew each other or had worked together often in the past.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Bo after he has to kill an infected Patti.]]
* EatenAlive: Occurs to a number of characters, including [[spoiler: Tommy]].
* EnforcedMethodActing: Several of the soldiers at the airport are [[CastTheExpert actual veterans]], at least one of whom recently served in the Middle East. The exchange where they investigate the pickup and the protagonists as they arrive is almost entirely unscripted, with the soldiers performing the interrogation like a real checkpoint and the actors improvising answers in character.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What did you EXPECT to get with a title like that?
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire film takes place over a single day.
* EyeAwaken: The first sign of [[spoiler: Shifty]] and the biker being more than dead is their eyes snapping open.
* EyeScream: With the stand of a standup bass, no less. Another zombie cop takes a shot to the eye from a taser.
* FakeBand: Killer Moonshine, the band playing at the wedding, is formed from several members of local bands. The bassist, Jeff Ward, is also the producer/scriptwriter's husband and the soundtrack producer. They even released a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrOM_aAdFrE music video]] for the film's theme song.
* FanserviceExtra: A model/belly dancer provides a barely clothed zombie to fight Layla at the bar.
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: Sinister Minister]] suffers this to the second zombie to show up at the wedding.
* {{Gorn}}: Mostly through the zombies eating their victims, represented by various meats and sweet potatoes slathered in a sauce. There's also a lingering shot of a ripped-open torso at the bar, and the first zombie loses a tooth when he falls during the transformation process.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The [[spoiler: zombified Micca]] gets this when lunging out from the bathroom. The exact shot is even visible in the trailer, without context.
* HollywoodDarkness: Typically averted throughout the film. The zombie menace hasn't lasted nearly long enough to result in a loss of power, so many of the night scenes take place either in well-lit open areas (like parking lots or an airport) or indoors. Only a handful of scenes take place out on the road, with lighting often so dark that the background isn't even visible outside the truck.
* HorrorHunger: The zombies go at their victims like ravenous animals, ripping out organs with their bare hands to tear into.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Averted, as the characters are seen taking time to aim and miss a number of shots that aren't at point blank range.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Patti is seen carrying a shovel at the hospital, and several of the survivors at the airport are carrying a variety of weapons, including a pitchfork and a homemade machete.
* IncongruouslyDressedZombie: Many of the initial zombies at the wedding are still dressed in their rockabilly fashion. There's a number of patient and staff zombies at the hospital as well, and the very first zombie to be found by someone else is a biker.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Not lethally, but [[spoiler: Patti]] does a number on [[spoiler: Grant]] while trying to save him from a few zombies.
* JumpScare: Only a few.
* KillTheCutie: And not just once.
* ManOnFire: A zombie at the wedding gets set aflame by a guest with a torch.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Woody]] gets it when he starts to transform, and is rather unceremoniously dumped out of the truck afterward.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Averted. While occasionally referred to as "monsters", the protagonists immediately admit that there's no possible explanation beyond zombies for what they just saw. Unfortunately, they still take a few losses before connecting the feelings of illness and bites with zombification.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Averted when [[spoiler: Grant]] gets shot in the leg. The pain and blood loss take a toll on him for a short time, and he's still limping for the rest of the film.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The ''Rockabilly'' zombies are not deceased, and their internal organs begin to liquefy into a black goop that they constantly [[{{Squick}} vomit up]] as they transform. As their lifespan continues, more of their organs liquefy (giving them a distinctive trail of black liquid running down their chins and chests) and their veins begin to turn deeper blue/purple and finally [[https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/539177_495134070514685_357839395_n.jpg bulge from the skin]]. Their eyes turn red, and as they reach the "final stage" their flesh begins to [[https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/553793_495134043848021_414543918_n.jpg peel away]].
** Despite the initial spread thanks to mosquito repellent, the zombie virus is most certainly able to be transmitted through bites and scratches. As expected, this becomes a plot point.
* PainfulTransformation: The first zombie's transformation is shown in full detail, consisting of excruciating pain, vomiting and defecation of the black liquid remains of their innards, and apparent death after several minutes of screaming in horrible agony before suddenly returning as a zombie. Several others are shown in similar stages, with [[spoiler: Tall Joe]] stumbling right into the wedding and continuing to spray black bile while thrashing before expiring and reviving. [[spoiler: Patti]] and [[spoiler: Ginger]] take a much more quiet infection and seem to simply fall unconscious after a while, though [[spoiler: Patti's did come from a spider bite...]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Even if they had no other visible symptoms, all of the zombies are easily identifiable by their red irises.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: It's not stated and only one zombie is explicitly seen getting up from a chest shot (that still caused it to collapse, apparently dead), but all of the characters make sure to aim for the head pretty much from the beginning.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Most of the handguns seen in the film are revolvers, with Woody getting good use out of one at the bar. In fact, the only semi-automatic seen outside of a soldier's holster is used by Patti once. To [[spoiler: shoot Grant in the leg by accident.]]
* RuleOfScary: Even if you never get attacked by any zombies or expose yourself to them at any time, the tiniest mosquito bite or whiff of chemical...
* SinisterScrapingSound: A rare protagonist example: Micca scrapes her axe across the convenience store floor [[spoiler: because the zombification makes her too weak to carry it.]]
* SoundOnlyDeath: An especially terrifying instance: Patti hears gunfire while smoking crack on a forest road at night and ducks down out of sight. All she can see is the victim's flashlight wildly waving across the truck, but she hears his screams and continued gunshots until everything goes quiet. She finally sits up and drives away in shock, barely noticing the gore smeared on her windshield...
* SpidersAreScary: Woody has a pet tarantula, which [[spoiler: becomes a carrier for the zombie virus and stows away in Becky's bag during her and Grant's final escape...]]
* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler: Becky]] is the one who has to shoot [[spoiler: Woody]] when he begins turning. Earlier, [[spoiler: Ginger]] instinctively shot a zombified [[spoiler: Micca]].
* TaintedVeins: As stated above, the bulging purplish veins of the "older" zombies.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: The zombies don't explicitly die before their transformation, and the damage the virus does to their body will likely kill them off after a short time.
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: Becky and Grant escape, but the infected spider starts crawling out of her bag...]]
* The Government: The film opens with a scene of the mosquito repellent (in a "Toxic Contents" container) being delivered by two of TheMenInBlack to a one-eyed crop duster pilot, insisting that he use their new chemical as the test of the side effects...
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The teaser trailer shows the deaths of [[spoiler: Micca and Layla]] and has several closeups of [[spoiler: zombified Shifty]]. The full trailer adds the death of [[spoiler: Woody]]. However, only the death of [[spoiler: Layla]] is outright shown, while [[spoiler: Micca and Woody]] are partially or entirely off-screen when shot.
* ZombieApocalypse: Only implied, as the film takes place over a 24 hour period and the entire section with the zombies is even less time. Regardless, within mere hours the tri-county area has been almost completely overcome by the shambling hordes and small bands of survivors are left fighting for their lives in a nearly abandoned town.
* ZombieGait: The zombies mostly shuffle around and only slightly pick up the pace when they've located food, but within about 10 feet an adrenaline burst kicks in and they become capable of tackles, forceful grabs, and even rapid, animalistic struggling and clawing/biting. As such, attempting to fight the zombies hand to hand is often a massive risk.
* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler: Micca]] gets bit during the initial chaos, while [[spoiler: Ginger is bit while fleeing the convenience store after she shoots the zombified Micca]]. Subverted in that [[spoiler: Ginger is apparently eaten before fully turning at the bar.]]