Wow. Just wow. Here’s a movie that takes the classic figure of Robin Hood and turns he and his band of Merry Men into the undead and has them haunting the woods they once protected. The film, ROBIN HOOD: GHOSTS OF SHERWOOD, has all the makings of a SyFy Original … but it’s not!! Yeah; I know. ROBIN HOOD: GHOSTS OF SHERWOOD is directed by Oliver Krekel and written by Krekel and Seán Lee. The film stars Martin Thon, Ramona Kuen, Kai Borchardt and Tom Savini and Kane Hodder (as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John, respectively). Check out the plot crunch:
This is the fictitious tale of a cursed Robin Hood who has sold his soul to a witch to stay alive. But death never sleeps, and soon Robin dies in a battle. When Marian and Little John try to bring Robin and his Merry Men back to life by using the witch’s potions, they unfortunately turn the dead to the living dead.
With the use of the potions that Marian took from the witch’s cave, she and Little John are forced to fight for their lives against their former friends and the accuracy of Robin’s bow. The pair is able to fight their way out of Sherwood Forest and find that what’s left of the Zombie Robin Hood and his remaining Zombie Merry Men cannot leave the forest. Marian and Little John decide they will scour the Earth to see if they can find a potion to save their friends but until then will leave them where they are as the “Ghosts of Sherwood”.
Thankfully they tell us right from the outset that this is a ‘fictitious tale.’ I was starting to think this was based on actually historical events!! This sounds, though, like it could be pretty fun. Check out the trailer:
What do you think?