Did John chronicle the story of Lazarus, in the New Testament, in order to inspire zombie films 2000 years into the future? No. However, I believe that John would be pleased to know that Jesus' teachings of grace and forgiveness have sneaked into a medium thought to be devoid of any Christianity. We who love horror are often criticized in our churches, and as a result, we often keep our views hidden. An accurate look at this genre, even the sub-genre of zombie films, reveals that the dichotomy of good and evil is clear. There are monsters. There is evil. Moral relativism is severely limited in the horror genre, unlike the other film genres. Today we look at "Revelation Trail" from 2013. Written and directed by John P. Gibson, this film is a special treat for those who love zombie films and westerns.
Eventually our duo come across a rickety fort, manned by remnants of civilization, and commanded by an army officer named Beard (Robert Valentine). It does not take long for both the preacher and the marshal to realize that Beard is a lunatic, and far less noble than the recently departed. The preacher never stops being a man of God, and in one pathetic episode, finds himself ministering to a mom who killed her baby rather than letting the Zs get it. Will God forgive her, or did she commit the unpardonable sin? As a horde of walkers converge on the fort, acts of sacrifice will come from the most surprising places. Alas, the Christian teachings of our noble protagonist did not go ignored in the wasteland of the apocalypse. The title does not so much pertain to the roads through the wilderness in the end times, rather our journeys as sinners striving for eternity.