More than a skillful satire of the reality-tv format, this is a bizarro world of COPS. As if your cable service suddenly tapped into hell. WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!! is a true event!!...
-Director/Writer Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth)

A mockumentary short that follows heroic officer Frank Hadely of the Post Mortem Animation Control (P.M.A.C.) as he strives to protect and serve the citizens of Burke County while investigating and ridding the community of the ever present threat of the undead.

This was shot and edited before the digital era and used enough hard drives to fill a small SUV.

A children's puppet show was also created by the P.M.A.C. to promote zombie awareness to elementary schools. It appears here in its entirety.

WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!! surpasses being skillful parody. It taps into the zombie zeitgeist of Romero and becomes legitimate horror in its own right. It’s a surprising, inventive, and muscular blend of the genres that leaves the horror fan amused, appalled, and wanting more.
-Director/Writer Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile)


This project eventually spawned a comic book series.