Best friends with Down syndrome make epic zombie movie

In this July 12, 2016 photo, Mattie Zufelt, left, and Sam Suchmann pose with ghoulish figures at Sam's home in Providence, R.I. Suchmann and Zufelt, best friends with Down syndrome, are living their dreams of making a full-length, epic zombie movie and becoming celebrities. The duo premiered their movie, “Spring Break Zombie Massacre,” in Providence last week, have been invited to several film festivals in North America, and are scheduled to appear on “Conan” Thursday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two best friends from Rhode Island are living their dream of making an epic zombie movie and becoming celebrities.

Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt, both 20, have Down syndrome but Suchmann said that didn’t get in their way. He said it just causes them to think slower than others.

Their movie, “Spring Break Zombie Massacre,” premiered in Providence, and they’ve been invited to several film festivals. They also are scheduled to appear Thursday on Conan O’Brien’s show.

The friends are “naturally amazing,” Suchmann says. They like movies and zombies and thought they could make a better zombie movie than some already out there.

They play brothers in the movie, two cool guys with bionic powers capable of saving humanity forever while the devil tries to steal their powers.

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