Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books from way back in the day? You know, the ones that read non-linearly and offered choices like:
If you decide to start back home, turn to page 4.
If you decide to wait, turn to page 5.
Of course you do.
Well, director Chris Lund has done us one better: The Outbreak is a choose your own adventure film about—you guessed it—a zombie outbreak.
Visit the site and as you watch the movie, you’re presented with choices you have to make in order to move the plot along. Depending on what you choose, a different sequence in the film is cued up. Decide on the right course of action, and you live on to the next sequence. Make the wrong choice, of course, and you die a brain-munchingly gruesome death.
The site loads pretty quickly and has a handy plot tree so that you can go back and take alternate paths in the story. As with the books I remember as a child, half the fun is finding yourself up against a dead end and backtracking, in order to make a “better” choice.