Horror icons always seem to be slashers. Sure, we work a supernatural in there from time to time like a vamp or something like that, but the indie film Jonah Lives hopes the next icon comes in the rotting, undead variety…namely, its zombie Jonah.
Written and directed by Luis Carvalho, Jonah Lives stars Brinke Stevens, Cesar Perreira, Jocelyn Padilla, James Barrett, Ryan Boudreau, Nicole LaSala, Rob Roy and Aaron Peaslee. It’s a little bit zombie romp and a little bit Pumpkinhead-ish summoned beast revenge flick. Although no official announcement has yet been made, rumor has it that the folks behind the Rock and Shock horror convention were so impressed with what they’ve seen from Jonah Lives that they’ve already invited the filmmakers to screen the film at their October festival in Massachusetts.
Big thanks to Dread Central’s best-dressed tipster, Avery G, for the heads up on this one!
A story of revenge from beyond the grave, centering on a group of teenagers who unknowingly supply the catalyst for the murdered Jonah’s return from the grave. A day like any other in a town not unlike that found all across the country, like minded teens hanging out, laughing, enjoying each other’s company. When the darkness takes over the day and boredom sets in, they retreat to their basement hangout.
Francis, the self-imposed leader of the group, a wannabe mystic, decides to play with their heads and breaks out a Spirit Board. Eagerly the game is played, and soon they make contact with the tormented spirit of Jonah. They begin to ask questions and soon learn how, when, and why Jonah was murdered in his lifetime. They mock Tony, who warns them that it is a dangerous game to play.
They participate together in summoning Jonah, beseeching him to come to them through the spirit board. What starts as a joke soon turns into a nightmare of garish proportions, when Jonah does indeed join the young teens with an agenda of death on his deceased mind. In a tale as old as time, the question remains the same…Who will survive?
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