Zombies of Eureka (2008)
Taking advantage of Humboldt County’s dynamic local music scene, filmmaker Jon Olsen spent two and a half years shooting music videos for indie rock bands in the remote northern town of Eureka, California. The fifteen completed videos have one thing in common: zombies! With a thin narrative premise loosely based on actual events (the unaccountable disappearance of uranium fuel rods from Humboldt County’s deactivated nuclear power plant) the videos in Zombies of Eureka combine, Voltron-style, into an epically low-fi apocalyptic musical motion-picture event. In fact, Zombies of Eureka may be the ultimate underground musical motion-picture event.