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Thursday 20 May 2021

Netflix's American Zombie Heist Film Army Of The Dead Has Invaded Brighton Beach

Today, 20th May, Netflix's American zombie heist film Army Of The Dead, exploded onto the shores of Brighton.
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giant shipping container appeared on Brighton beach, next to the West Pier. 

This is symbolic of the opening of the film, before a zombie escapes! 

Strange noises are emanating from the container, as if something inside is trying to escape.

Brighton street artist Cassette Lord worked on a custom mural that will live on the side of the container. 

Now the mural is finished the container will remain static, with just unexplained noises coming out of it to create intrigue until Friday afternoon at 5pm, when the container's transformation will begin.

Between 5pm and 7pm, a large neon Las-Vegas style Army Of The Dead sign will be attached to the side of the container.

Then at 11am on Saturday 22nd, the container will open and from inside people dressed in army uniforms will hand out scratch cards where beach-goers can win free ice cream and snacks from local Brighton retailers. 

The activation will finish at 5:30pm on the 22nd.

The Army Of The Dead plot  - which features Zack Snyder as director, producer, writer and cinematographer - is based in the United States, involves a military convoy which transports an unknown payload from Area 51 when it is struck by a car driven by distracted newlyweds. 

The payload container is compromised, unleashing a superhuman zombie that dispatches the soldiers, infecting two of them. 

The zombies head to Las Vegas where they begin an outbreak. 

The army's invasion fails, forcing the government to quarantine the city.

Army Of The Dead opens this Friday 21st May 2021. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley


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