Misfit Heights is a Kickstarter-funded movie made by Unfettered Entertainment.
Misfit Heights is an apartment building populated entirely by puppets. One day the human landlord, Bob, decides to go on vacation over the weekend, and leaves the apartment in the care of Joey, a young puppet boy who is trying to get a date with Lisa, the girl of his dreams.
However, when the landlord is away, the Mad Scientist will play. Dr. Zoltar, the titular scientist living in an underground lab below the apartment, decides that now is the time to go forward with his plan to raise an army of zombies to help him Take Over the World. However, he loses control, and the zombies quickly take over the apartment.
Now Joey and the few remaining survivors must reach the doctor's laboratory and put an end to his plans before the landlord comes back.
The film was funded on March 13th, 2013, and was released just a couple of months later.
Misfit Heights contains examples of:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In one scene, a female tenant is running in fear, when a massive hand comes out of an open door and grabs her, pulling her towards the door, and the massive face seen behind it.
- Bears Are Bad News: Especially zombie puppet bears.
- Driven to Suicide: One puppet is seen hanging himself.
- Evil Plan: Dr. Zoltar's is to raise an army of zombies to Take Over the World.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: Dr. Zoltar uses a large lightning rod machine to charge a bunch of corpses, bringing them back to life as zombies.
- Mad Scientist: Dr. Zoltar.
- Secret Passage: In one scene, Dr. Zoltar tilts a bust on a table, causing a nearby slab of the wall to slide away, revealing a passageway.
- Shout-Out: A restaurant that the zombies attack is called "Romero's".
- Take Over the World: This was Dr. Zoltar's plan with the zombies.
- Token Human: Bob the landlord.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Dr. Zoltar raised the dead in a plan to Take Over the World.