Pelican Boy

Director: Dick Dale

Tagline: A boy, a pelican, a zombie revenge story…

In this remake of Colin Thiele’s classic, Storm Boy, we see the pelican come back from the grave as a zombie bent on revenge to deal with the evil Nazi pirates who killed him. Novelty deaths abound in this faux-trailer style short.

This was my favourite of the three Dick Dale shorts that screened at the end the end of night. I still remember reading this book in primary school and seeing the movie (soon to be released on DVD probably), so it was much funnier for me.

I also enjoyed the on-location shots that fairly closely matched what I remember from the original story.

The good news about this short is that as well as being available on DVD, you can also watch it over the web on this site:

Rating: 9/10