Apparently Otto wasn't the first gay zombie on the block. From Seattle newspaper Slog:
Did you catch the description of Bruce LaBruce’s new movie, Otto; or, Up with Dead People in the SIFF guide published in the Seattle Times? They’re calling it “the world’s first gay zombie movie.” I find this particularly interesting, considering my own gay zombie movie, Creatures from the Pink Lagoon, was released two full years before Otto and has screened in Seattle five separate times in the past two years. What’s more, Creatures from the Pink Lagoon was submitted to SIFF in 2006 (they rejected it) and the Seattle Times has written about Creatures on three separate occasions. I’m tempted to chalk it up to the whole “SIFF ignores local filmmakers” meme, but couldn’t someone have done a simple Google search before going to print?Ummm, does your film feature graphic man on man (corpse) wound fucking? Yeah, I thought not, so STFU. Also, Otto is WAY hotter.