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Apparently Anti-Zombie Film ‘The Dead’ Coming to America After UK Run

Well, the wave of Euro-Zom films that hate the Differently Animated seems to be coming ashore at last:

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — 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 across the U.S. beginning October 7th in Los Angeles and October 14th in New York and everywhere else in-between.

Shot on 35mm in 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.

What is with Europe and Zombie-hatred lately? Is it just that the whole continent needs to chill out? Maybe dropping the Euro would help, I dunno. Seems to be causing a lot of stress.

While I don’t claim to have the answers here, I definitely can identify the problem: prejudice. Prejudice in the European filmmaking industry.

For shame.


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