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The Pierce Brothers horror comedy DEADHEADS will continue to
make the festival rounds this fall, and Fango got the scoop on a few upcoming
playdates, as well as an exclusive clip. See below the jump for the latest on
the zombie romp, which we previously reported on here.
“We’ve been officially selected for Spain’s Sitges Film
Festival this October, as well as at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival,”
says Brett Pierce, who wrote and directed DEADHEADS with his brother, Drew.
”The film has been playing to packed crowds at Film4FrightFest and Michael
Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. The film is also playing in Grimmfest
[Manchester, UK], Fantasy Film Fest [Germany] and Slash Fest [Austria]. The
cast and crew have been traveling the U.S. and overseas with the film’s
festival tour. It’s been wonderful. We have many more fests to announce
DEADHEADS follows buddies Mike Kellerman (Michael McKiddy)
and Brent Guthrie (Ross Kidder), who find themselves, much to their surprise,
undead amidst a zombie outbreak. After Mike discovers an engagement ring in his
coat pocket, he enlists Brent to help him search for the long-lost love of his
afterlife. You will get to meet the undead dudes in our exclusive clip. Nailing
an American company to launch DEADHEADS Stateside may soon be on the horizon,
following steady foreign sales. “The film has locked distribution deals in the
UK, Germany, Benelux, France, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East,” says
Brett. “We are still pursuing distribution in the U.S., but things are looking
In the meantime, the Pierce Brothers have a new horror flick
waiting in the wings. “Drew and I are working on a Halloween themed
horror/adventure/comedy tentatively titled ALL HALLOW’S EVE,” Brett says. “It’s
an EVIL DEAD II style horror/action film about all the classic Halloween myths like
Samhain, the Headless Horseman, Jack O’ Lantern, banshees and such. We are so
excited about this one.”
Sitges runs October 6-16,
while Toronto After Dark takes place October
20-27 (the film was also just announced for Screamfest in L.A.). Stay tuned for more DEADHEADS updates at Fangoria.com. And in the
meantime, check out the film’s official website.
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