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Exclusive First Word and Stills: Dead of Nowhere

A new 3D terror tale is headed our way, and we have your official first word and look at what manner of abominations will be clawing their way off the screen!

From the Press Release
DEAD OF NOWHERE is a story about a man who finds himself trapped in a strange lawless town where he must fight various “abominations” in order to escape and save his wife.

Director Chris Young elaborates on the genesis of this project:

“I grew up on 70’s and 80’s late night cable movies and have always wanted to create my own odd universe with larger-than-life characters in the drive-in cinema style of filmmaking. I’ve been intrigued how digital cinema technology has made the stereoscopic 3D experience pixel perfect, and so I spent several months exploring a low-budget, high quality, guerilla-style way of filming that would allow me to shoot 30 set-ups a day, on location in the Mojave Desert. Shooting this story in Stereo3D has exceeded my wildest imagination and satisfied my fever dreams of seeing DEAD OF NOWHERE pop off the screen. We shot a ten-minute proof-of-concept short film that sets up the story. The plan now is to get back out there and make the
feature-length version.”

The film is written by Stiles White (co-writer of KNOWING and BOOGEYMAN). “I’ve been wanting to do a movie that was somewhere between RACE WITH THE DEVIL and Tobe Hooper’s THE FUNHOUSE,” says White. “I had this idea for DEAD OF NOWHERE for a while, so when Chris said he wanted to do a film with a throwback vibe and that it would also be in 3D, I thought it was the perfect time to finally make this happen. I wanted to get some real make-up effects in there, so we got performer Douglas Tait to play this character called ‘Big
Hawg’. He’s one of the ‘abominations.’ Barney Burman (Oscar winner for 2009’s STAR TREK) did the make-up and it all came together great. For the feature film version, we have concepts for a lot more of these monstrosities.”

Other genre veterans involved in the project include actors Balthazar Getty (FEAST, LOST HIGHWAY, BROTHERS & SISTERS) and Lin Shaye (INSIDIOUS, SNAKES ON A PLANE, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY). The director of photography is Tom Richmond (RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, KILLING ZOE).

Current plans involve a series of 3D screenings of the initial short film while development continues on the feature. Keep it locked right here for more as it comes!

Exclusive First Word and Stills: Dead of Nowhere

Exclusive First Word and Stills: Dead of Nowhere

Exclusive First Word and Stills: Dead of Nowhere

Exclusive First Word and Stills: Dead of Nowhere

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  • Vanvance1

    If Knowing and Boogeyman hadn’t both been big disappointments this would be more interesting.