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African-set Zombie Horror Film "The Dead" debuts in Chicago
“A balls-to-the-wall awesome ZOMBIE Film…the gore is frankly jaw-dropping. And these are full-on Romero rules zombies. And they’re scary as f*ck.”
– Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News
“A haunting sun-scorched nightmare with some of the scariest zombies I’ve ever seen.”
– Chris Alexander, Fangoria
Global Cinema Distribution (www.globalcinemadistribution.com) announces the national theatrical release of the Ford Brothers’ West African–set zombie feature THE DEAD. After its successful U.K. run, THE DEAD lurches across the pond and into more than 20 cities throughout the U.S. and it’s debuting in Chicago on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago and AMC Show Place Village Crossing 18 in Skokie, IL.
Shot on 35mm in the life-threatening regions of Burkina Faso and Ghana, THE DEAD takes audiences on a horrifying road-trip through a now zombie-dominated terrain. An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a violent plane crash, maneuvers through the hostile, arid landscape while battling against the newly risen living dead. Almost losing all hope, he encounters an African soldier desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos. The mercenary and the soldier rise up together to forge their way through the unstoppable assault of the ever-hungry undead and forward into an uncertain future.
Along with its overseas theatrical run, THE DEAD, co-directed and written by U.K. natives Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, has been a festival favorite since its debut last year, garnering rave reviews from horror fans and mainstream media alike.
“Out of nowhere a fan base for THE DEAD rose up, much like the zombies themselves, demanding to see it,” co-director and writer Howard J. Ford joyfully intones. “We had hundreds of zombies down at the Cannes Film Festival carrying banners for our movie and turning up as the undead for festival screenings. Now Global Cinema is bringing our movie to the big screen throughout the U.S. I’m thrilled to be traveling with the film and meeting American audiences that have been so supportive of THE DEAD over the past year.”
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