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Machinima Presents the 'Dead Island' Trailer...Live!


The cinematic trailer for 2011's Dead Island was a worldwide phenomenon, using reversed time to show a family's violent demise in a tropical paradise.  This trick, coupled with a simple piano and string riff, moistened many an eye despite the CGI dancing dangerously close to the uncanny valley.

Now our pals at Machinima have released an impressive fan film from Cinedrone Pictures that manages to impressively recreate this depressing bit of undead tragedy completely in live action, right down to the outfits that each of the family members and their zombie attackers wear.  It somehow becomes even more surreal when it's made flesh, and no less wrenching an's that damn song, I tell ya...that damn song.  Check it out below, just keep the tissues handy.