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WATCH: Trailer for Charlie Higson’s fourth book in The Enemy saga, The Sacrifice

September 10th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Charlie Higson’s teen zombie series has been terrifying us since 2009, here’s the trailer for his fourth book..

Watch out for our interview with Charlie coming soon…

Fans of ‘The Enemy’ by best-selling author Charlie Higson don’t have long to wait for the new instalment in his cult zombie series. But before The Sacrifice, the fourth book in the series, is published on 20 September 2012, it’s horrifying world of zombie ‘sickos’ has been brought to life in a spine-chilling trailer that will whet the appetite of fans new and old.

Written and directed by Charlie Higson himself, this is the fourth in a series of trailers for the series and is the most ambitious trailer Puffin has ever made for a book. Shot in locations around London, including on the Millennium Bridge, the trailer features young actors from Forest Hill School, South London and a cast of zombie-sickos played by fans who entered a nationwide competition to appear in the short film. They bring to life some of the scenes from the new book and a give a taster of the action to come.

The trailer also introduces us to a grotesque new character, ‘Wormwood’ or the ‘Green Man’, so called as his entire body is covered in mould – an effect which took nearly a full day in make-up.

‘The Enemy’ series is set in a post-apocalyptic London after a mystery illness attacks everyone over the age of fourteen. Some survive, but those that do face a more terrifying fate – they turn into hideous zombies with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Children form gangs and attempt to survive in an unrecognisable world where there are dangers around every corner.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….