This Trailer Will Have You Escaping The Dead
Another new zombie flick is on its way, this time showcasing the hazards of using the designer drug Krokodil. In case you’re in the dark about that one, it makes your skin flake and then rot off. You know… because smoking pot and getting the munchies just isn’t dramatic enough.
Directed by Martin Sonntag and Bastian Brinch Pedersen, the film stars Pedersen (who is also the producer of the film) as David and Rama Øzel as Ahmir along with Daniel Hutera, Ali Öezkan, Iben Ma Bønnelycke, Nicolai Huan Nguyen, Camilla Ludvigsen, and Kim Sønderholm (Blood Fare, The Winedancers, Sinister Visions) playing Lars the policeman.
Escaping the Dead is inspired by a series of articles about the deathdrug “Krokodil” that was published during the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten by a naked man hooked on bath salts in Miami. It is the perfect zombie plot: a deathdrug that turns people into zombies.
The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead character, David. David is the local marihuana pusher, but he is the kind of dealer that smokes more than he sells. In the meantime the country has been hit by a new deathdrug, and when David and his partner in crime Ahmir are offered some exceptionally cheap cocaine, they see it as an opportunity to earn big money at the big techno concert the following Friday. But the cocaine turns out to have a terrible side effect that creates a giant zombie outbreak that spreads across Copenhagen. In the film we follow David and his bloody fight out of the city.
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