There's nothing better than zombies in a gold mining camp in the nineteenth century. That's the idea behind filmmaker Rene Perez' movie The Dead and The Damned, premiering next month at San Francisco's Another Hole In The Head film festival.

I love the look and feel of the movie from this teaser. It reminds me a lot of Cherie Priest's Gold Rush era zombie novel Boneshaker, though there are no zeppelins here sadly.

Here's the scoop on this movie:

East Bay Filmmaker Rene Perez takes us back to the oft-forgotten period of California history when zombies roamed the hills in the World Premiere of THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED (2010). It is 1849 in Jamestown California and the Gold Rush is in effect. The local miners are eager to search everyday hoping to come out on top with the best and most gold from the hills and valleys. During an expedition the miners stumble upon a fallen meteor and they bring it into town and unknowingly release deadly spoors located inside. Soon the town's population begins to turn into deadly blood thirsty Zombies and Mutants. Will the remaining townsfolk survive this unspeakable event?

You can find out more at the film's official website.