Release date: March 1, 2016
After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it’s time to make something epic. In fact, they’re going to make The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. They may not have money or a script, but they have passion. And, after a rash text message, they also have the beautiful Alicia Howtz as the lead. Hemmed in by a one-month timeline and a cast of uncooperative extras, but aching to fulfill Alicia’s dreams, Justin must face the sad, sad truth: he may, in actuality, be producing The Worst Zombie Movie Ever.
As the author mentions at the start of the book, this DOES NOT contain any zombies. But that’s okay, because this is one hilarious ride from start to finish. It’s a story of three kids who want to make the Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. They have the passion, but no planning. So naturally anything and everything goes wrong throughout their shoot; it isn’t limited to petty fights, some breaking and entering, some bribing and lots of fake blood. Justin is the director main character and he has a crush on Alicia, while Gage is the voice-of-reason cameraman/producer and Bobby is the sound guy. They have a great time coming up with the story, improvising it, then shooting it and then improvising that too; what I really loved was how they still had that can-do attitude and actually ended up making the movie. I don’t think I stopped grinning throughout the book, which has some really good comedy scenes, witty one-liners and adorable characters. Reminded me a bit of the Geek Girl series – effortlessly funny!
Received a free galley from Sourcebooks Fire, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.