The team behind The People Versus George Lucascomes in a new film exploring the recent explosion of the “Zombie Culture,” that’s part documentary, part fiction (or iiiis iiiit?) and spliced with some killer b-roll of Zombie Walks around the world in “a cinematically edgy, high-octane style” — Doc of the Dead.

There’s a reason why the “bath salts” face-eater story made such a big thump in the media. Featuring the great George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) and a giddy as hell Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, 2004), the doc delves into the drive that makes thousands of people slump and shuffle together through the streets, pretending to be the rotted, flesh-gobbling undead. There’s a great, playfully malicious feel to the trailer, enough to punch some life into the viral pop culture movement, enough even for those of us weary of zombie overload.

It gets more fun. What would happen if “an outbreak” was real? Doc of the Dead investigates “the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.” And then, let’s all go to the Zombie Apocalypse prepper store!

The Doc of the Dead project will also launch a comprehensive website/ virtual museum of all zombie everything, from fan art to no-budget films to film extras to rants and regular updates. Support this Kickstarter!