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2011 Program

DEADHEADS - Zombie Appreciation Night - Film #1 of 2

Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce, 2011, USA, 90 mins
**Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!**

Canadian Premiere, One Screening Only
Saturday, Oct 22 2011, 7.00pm, Toronto Underground Cinema
Age 19+, $13 Reg, $11 Zombies, or Buy Zombie Night 2-Pack for $24 Reg, $19 Zombies (Gets 1 ticket to each of DEADHEADS, 7pm and WAR OF THE DEAD, 9.45pm screenings). For Zombie price, must come as Zombie to film, Zombie tix avail in advance!

Short Description

After they get turned into the undead, two forced-together friends embark on a mad-cap road trip adventure in this crowd-pleasing festival circuit hit zombie comedy.

The Buzz

“An energetic horror comedy mash-up….DEADHEADS shines by incorporating gross-out humour with horror standbys seamlessly, but doesn’t forget to make you actually care about these characters.”
- Ain’t It Cool News

“DEADHEADS has it all: enough zombie action to satisfy hardened horror addicts, a genuine friendship built between the two heroes and enough touching moments to keep even the most sentimental rom-com addict happy.”
- Horror Talk

“In a world of putrid zombie movies, DEADHEADS is a breath of fresh air!”
- Bruce Campbell

“With great and gory special effects, touching and moving moments, entertaining action and lots and lots of laughs this is feel good film where people get eaten alive.”
- Love Horror Movies

Official Selection -  Over 20 International Film Festivals including Los Angeles ScreamFest, London FrightFest, Sitges Fantastic Film Festival

***TORONTO AFTER DARK 2011 UPDATE***

Winner, Audience Choice Award for BEST FEATURE FILM, BRONZE - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Winner, Fans Choice Award for BEST COMEDY - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

This Film’s Screening at Toronto After Dark had MANY REVIEWS, read them here.

Synopsis

Mike (Michael McKiddy) is not having a great day. On top of waking up in a laboratory on wheels with a mild case of amnesia, it turns out that the world has been overrun by the shambling, mindless, flesh hungry living dead. Oh, and also, Mike appears to be dead as well, just not ‘as dead’ as everyone else. He is soon brought up to speed by Brent (Ross Kidder), who shares his condition, if not his common sense. There is one thing Mike does remember though, the girlfriend (Natalie Victoria) he had wanted to propose to. DEADHEADS decides to give the undead a little more respect than usual, by having them be the heroes, traveling cross country on a quest for love. Very aware of it’s influences (Romero, Wright), the film succeeds in balancing it’s situational comedy with a healthy dose of zombie carnage. Mike and Brent are the odd couple of the undead apocalypse, their chemistry propels the film forward through one crazy encounter after another. Will true love prevail? Will Mike’s arm stop falling off? And why is the government chasing them? Follow the DEADHEADS to find the answers!
- Steven Landry

Screens with Short Film:
PLAY DEAD, USA, 2011, 15 min, Andres & Diego Meza-Valdes from the festival’s SHORTS AFTER DARK Program

Co-Presenters

  • Toronto Zombie Walk Please Note: This screening is part of our annual Zombie Appreciation Night at Toronto After Dark. $1 from Every Zombie Priced Ticket is donated to the Toronto Zombie Walk to help them cover costs and keep their event free to the public.

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