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FANGORIA will host a free screening of the Ford Brothers’
Africa-set zombiefest THE DEAD, which opens in theaters throughout the U.S.
next month. The special event, set for Thursday, October 13 at 10 p.m., will be
held at New York City’s Cinema Village (22
East 12th Street, off University Place). The film’s co-writer/co-director,
Howard J. Ford, will be attending the show for a Q&A, and you can also
expect cool door prizes for everyone. See below for more details.
The Fango screening of THE DEAD will be a free show; to
obtain tickets, send an e-mail to
must list “THE
DEAD” as your subject line. Offer is good for you and one guest. Plus tell us
your full name and whether you want to be added to the FANGORIA newsletter list
so we can inform you about future Fango screenings and events. Names will be
checked at the door. Offer is first-come, first-served, and we will confirm
your RSVP. Seating is not guaranteed, however. This advance preview is
presented by Global Cinema Distribution; haunted-house attraction Blood Manor
is co-sponsoring the night with FANGORIA.
With THE DEAD, Britain’s Ford brothers (Howard and Jonathan)
deliver a stunningly unique location for their undead film: West Africa, where
a zombie plague has ravaged the arid lands. When his escape plane crashes, an
American mercenary (Brian Freeman) must evade hordes of the native flesheaters,
eventually teaming with a local military man (Prince David Oseia) in search of
his missing young son.
Reviewing the film, Matt Glasby of Totalfilm.com wrote, “THE
DEAD has much to recommend it: head-splatting brutality, great cinematography
and makeup, plus a racially charged subtext,” while John McEntee of
Soundonsight praised, “What is most impressive about THE DEAD is its languid,
acrid texture; it is a very atmospheric tale of the re-animated dead which
hearkens back to the early days of Fulci and Romero.”
Also, Brian Harris of Wildsidecinema.com commented, “If
Howard and Jonathan Ford’s goal was to make the zombie film to see and own this
year, they’ve succeeded wildly because, in my opinion, this one is definitely
worth seeing and owning.” We’ll give Fango’s Chris Alexander the last word on
THE DEAD: “A haunting sun-scorched nightmare with some of the scariest zombies
I’ve ever seen.”
See FANGORIA #305-306 for an extensive interview with the
Ford brothers on THE DEAD, and check out the film’s official website here. See you at the show!
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