Zombies are taking over SBS (but only on Monday nights in November...)
SBS Film

31 Oct 2009 - 4:28 PM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:07 PM

Monday November 9

After losing her childhood farm to the bank, local beauty Rene decides to leave town and head for the big city. Suddenly an avalanche of meteorites races through the sky, bombarding the town and bringing an otherworldy infection. The living dead are awakened and Rene is now caught in a nightmare of zombies hungry for human flesh, she manages to find salvation in a small isolated farm house owned by the town loony, and there she is met with four other desperate survivors. Together they battle their way through a plague of walking dead and discover that there is more transpiring than just an infection.


Monday November 17

While covering the night shift at a small-town fire department, an ambitious young television reporter and her cameraman follow the crew to what sounds like a routine rescue but when they arrive at the scene, blood-curdling screams suggest this will be anything but a routine call. One of the women living in the building has been infected with something terrible, but what? In the tradition on Blair Witch Project, the cameraman's chilling tapes provide the only evidence of what transpires within the apartment building.


Monday November 23

A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest. But the experimentation goes disastrously wrong, transforming a disparate group of loggers and environmental activists into the "infected" -- ravenous, zombie-like creatures who prey upon the few terrified survivors while they attempt to understand and control the disaster...


Dead & Breakfast
Monday November 30

Six friends on a road trip stop for the night at a Bed and Breakfast in the sleepy town of Lovelock. After a night that leaves both the Inn's owner and chef dead, the gang finds themselves under suspicion by the local Sheriff. But that's only the beginning as nearly all of the town's quirky residents become possessed by an evil spirit and pin down the friends inside the B&B. Armed with a rusty old chainsaw a can of gasoline, and half a box of shotgun shells, it's time to barricade the house and fight for their lives. In the vein of Evil Dead II and Dawn of the Dead.


Atomik Circus
Monday December 7

In an inbred bayou backwater, James the stuntman, hired for the big barrel jump at the annual Beef Pie Festival, and falls for the beautiful lead singer of the band, Concia (Vanessa Paradis) much to her daddy's dismay. When the stunt goes bad and Concia's dad's bar is wrecked, James is framed and put away for arson, with a little help from related law enforcers. One year later, James breaks out of jail and heads back to the bayou for his girl and some payback. Meanwhile, face-sucking aliens swarm the bayou and arrogant city type Allan's strange alien bite hasn't dampened his desire for Concia.

Additional links:

Dead Set
Mondays, 10pm SBS ONE
Zombies are on the loose and the only place of refuge is a fictional Big Brother house.

Dawn of the Dread: The history of zombies on screen
Filmmakers have been warning us for years of the imminent zombie invasion, so take a few pointers from the experts and save yourself before it's too late...