Must Watch: My SXSW Fave - Dance of the Dead Trailer!
by Alex Billington
August 8, 2008
The first trailer for one of my SXSW favorites titled Dance of the Dead has finally debuted! I know this is going straight to DVD, but screw it, I saw it in theaters and it kicked ass! It's one of my favorite films this year and deserves to be shown in theaters, but Lionsgate is scrapping it for a measly DVD release. The trailer we've got below is unfortunately pretty low quality, but it is red band, so maybe it'll be enough to capture your attention - because this movie kicked so much ass! Not only was it a blast to watch, but it has some awesome action scenes, such as the graveyard sequence and the final big fight in the high school and so on. Dance of the Dead is your standard zombie movie but features a group of high school loners who couldn't get a date to the prom and must fight to survive. Enjoy the trailer!
In my review, I said that "it's fun, it's exciting, and it's really damn good," adding that "if you're looking for this year's great new zombie flick, this is it." Don't miss it! If you think this deserve to be shown in theaters instead of going straight to DVD, please sound off below. Otherwise, enjoy it for what it is and definitely catch it when it hits shelves. And thanks to IGN for debuting this trailer.
Watch the trailer for Dance of the Dead:
For more info, head to the official MySpace for Dance of the Dead: myspace.com/danceofthedeadmovie.
Dance of the Dead is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Gregg Bishop, of 2006's The Other Side, and written by budding screenwriter Joe Ballarini. The film first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin earlier this year and was picked up for distribution by Lionsagate. Dance of the Dead arrives on DVD on October 14th. The poster for the film is also featured below.