Coming to limited theaters and On Demand on May 3 is Shout! Studios’ macabre psychological thriller I’ll Take Your Dead. The film follows a single father and his daughter as he tries to navigate the world of disposing of corpses for people who don’t want their business made public. The film has been making the rounds on the festival circuit and has garnered plenty of acclaim following its premiere at the 2018 Calgary International Film Festival.
Today, we’re bringing you the exclusive trailer, which you can watch above. While the story seems to be heavily grounded in reality – bearing similarities to Misery – there does seem to be a supernatural element teased. This film could go down several paths and it seems pretty intent on making sure viewers are kept on the edge of their seat as to its ultimate choices. One thing’s for certain though and that’s that we’re definitely going to see body parts dissolve in a bathtub. Cool.
“William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang-related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman’s body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes she’s not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman’s murderers get word that she’s still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.“
Directed by Chad Archibald and written by Jayme Laforest, I’ll Take Your Dead stars Aidan Devine, Ava Preston, Jess Salgueiro, and Brandon McKnight.