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It’s been a long time coming, but the definitive living dead documentary which YOU helped to make happen is getting ready to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and right now we have a new clip for you courtesy of AICN.
Doc of the Dead, an EPIX Original Documentary from director Alexandre O. Philippe, will have its world premiere at the Austin festival, which this year holds its film program from March 7-15.
THEY’RE YOU. THEY’RE US. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…THEY’RE ALL MESSED UP…THEY’RE DEAD. DOC OF THE DEAD is the definitive zombie culture documentary and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead).
Others in the film include author Max Brooks (World War Z), Greg Nicotero (executive producer and make-up FX for “The Walking Dead”), Charlie Adlard (artist, The Walking Dead), Mick Garris (Stephen King’s “The Shining” and “The Stand”), Steve Barton (Never Sleep Again, Hatchet II, Survival of the Dead, “Paranormal Paparazzi”), Alan Jones (Frightfest), and many more!
The Zombie Apocalypse seems to be on everybody’s lips these days. Should we categorize it as fiction, dismiss it as far-fetched paranoia, or speculate about it as a plausible scenario? Doc of the Dead is brought to the screen by the creators of the groundbreaking participatory and award-winning The People vs. George Lucas – director Alexandre O. Philippe, director of photography/producer Robert Muratore, and producer Kerry Deignan Roy. It’s co-hosted by Geekscape’s own Jonathan London and Red Letter Media’s infamous Mr. Plinkett (The Phantom Menace review), who will be sitting in his basement, far away from all the chaos.
Doc of the Dead delves deep into the myriad crevasses of zombie culture to deliver the first ever in-depth look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, it hosts a rich and entertaining dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities, seeks participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and examines viral cultural trends to explore the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.
In short, this is the film that zombie fans across the globe have been secretly waiting for; and because reality is scarier than fiction, prepare to be utterly and positively FREAKED OUT! And remember – always aim for the head.
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