James Rolfe is famous for reviewing video games on his Angry Video Game Nerd web series. Now, Rolfe is taking his alter ego into films with the just-released-to-VOD Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, a comedy in which he tries to find out if Atari really did bury millions of the copies of the notorious E.T. video game at a landfill site in Alamogordo, N.M.
One notable sequence in the film finds Rolfe’s Nerd being attacked by zombies at an “EeeTee”-themed carnival. “Our zombie carnival scene was probably one of our tougher days of shooting but also one of the most fun,” says Kevin Finn, who wrote and directed the film with Rolfe. “I think his fans turning into zombies by playing this game represents the corporate hubris of the video game industry in the ’80s. Those guys churning out bad video games for profit while depleting our allowance money was pretty traumatic for us young gamers, I must say.”
Watch both that sequence and the trailer for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie below.