UK Zombie Mayhem Finally Washes Ashore as IFC Delivers Dead Set in October!

UK Zombie Mayhem Finally Washes Ashore as IFC Delivers Dead Set in OctoberIf you’ve never seen the UK zombie splatter-fest known as “Dead Set”, brother (or should we say “Big Brother”?), you are in for a real treat!

Flesh-eating zombies have taken over Britain and are multiplying as quickly as they kill. Survivors must rapidly find ways to endure in a world that offers little refuge. Cocooned in the safety of their “Big Brother” house, fame-seeking contestants of this hit reality TV game show are safe and blissfully unaware — until “eviction night,” when all hell breaks loose …

Written and executive produced by acclaimed writer and media critic Charlie Brooker (The Guardian), “Dead Set” (review here) is a pitch-black 5-part zombie-horror-comedy set in Britain’s “Big Brother” house. “Dead Set” is partially filmed at the real UK “Big Brother” set and features a cameo appearance by the show’s host, Davina McCall, in front of an actual eviction night audience – with cameos by former contestants.

A must-see for horror fans, reality TV junkies, or anyone horrified by reality TV, DEAD SET stars Jaime Winstone (Boogie Woogie), Andy Nyman (Death at a Funeral) and Riz Ahmed (Rage) and makes its U.S. television premiere on IFC Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, 2010, airing at 12:00 midnight over five consecutive nights. A special marathon event featuring all 5 parts back-to-back takes place on Halloween night beginning at 8pm ET/PT.

The “Big Brother” house seemed fitting for a TV zombie epic set in the 21st century,” says Brooker. ““Dead Set” is an unashamedly populist horror-thriller with darkly comic undertones. Think “24” with zombies. And housemates. And gore.

From its well-received overseas premiere last year, the master of horror, Stephen King, called “Dead Set”, “One of the ten best things I saw on TV.” Produced by Zeppotron, an Endemol company (producers of “Big Brother”), the series received a 2009 BAFTA Award nomination for Best Drama Serial. Aficionados of the undead will have fun spotting inside jokes and classic horror movie quotes in “Dead Set”.

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