It takes a lot to get me excited about a zombie film these days. I’m pretty burned out at this point. Aside from The Walking Dead, I’ve steered clear of the undead for a while now. Next month however, I feel that’s all about to change with the US release of The Dead. The Dead is the most recent release from UK filmmakers the Ford Brothers, was entirely filmed in West Africa with all indigenous Africans playing the walking dead, and looks simply amazing. To be honest, it looks like it’s going to out-Romero the past few Romero films!
The Dead has had a huge response in UK theatres and across the festival circuit as well and is ready to devour US audiences starting October 7th in L.A. and New York and elsewhere on October 14th. For a complete list of theatres go here. This is looking like one to catch on the big screen, just by the trailer alone. Check it out below and let me know what you think…
from the press release –
“Shot on 35mm in Ghana and Burkina Faso, West Africa, THE DEAD explores new terrain in zombie tales, using all indigenous African actors as the ever hungry flesh-eating undead. Braving the harsh condition of deep Africa, Howard and Jon Ford have fashioned a zombie film in the vein of grand master George Romero, crafting a terrifying film without the use of CGI gimmickry or flashy camera movements. Everything that happens in THE DEAD happened in Africa, happened in the camera, and happens on the screen, in the dark, and in your nightmares.”