The national entertainment spotlight is shining on an individual Iowan and one an entire community. The latest zombie movie from Hollywood — is from Iowa. The film called “The Crazies” opens today nationwide.

Much of it was shot last spring in and around the southwestern Iowa town of Lenox. About 300 people from the Taylor County town attended last night’s special screening of the R-rated film in Des Moines. Also last night, on Fox TV, Iowa singer Katelyn Epperly had another great round on “American Idol.”

The 19-year-old West Des Moines native made the top 12 female performers last week, and last night made the next cut. Epperly was named to be among to top 20 semi-finalists. She’ll sing her next song on national TV next Tuesday.