SXSW First Look: Dance of the Dead!

February 18, 2008

Dance of the Dead

In a few weeks, Ken Evans and I will be gearing up and heading down to Austin, TX for some good barbecue and the SXSW Film Festival. Among one of the films that "could be awesome" is Dance of the Dead, which is premiering in the 'Round Midnight category (check out the full line-up from SXSW). The concept is simple: on the night of the big High School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance. Thankfully I've come across the first photos from the film and it really does look promising!

The first photo is of Jimmy, played by Jared Kusnitz, and Lindsey, played by Greyson Chadwick. The other photos below include a few behind-the-scenes images. You can find more on the official MySpace for Dance of the Dead here:

Dance of the Dead

Dance of the Dead

Dance of the Dead

Dance of the Dead

Dance of the Dead is directed by Gregg Bishop, of 2006's The Other Side, and written by budding screenwriter Joe Ballarini. The film will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival with the first showing on Sunday, March 9th at midnight. This doesn't have a US distributor yet, but with some extra love I'm sure it'll find a home soon!

You can be certain that we'll be seeing this at SXSW and will be one of the first to report back on our thoughts. I can't wait to check it out and let you know what we think!

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  • crAziemutant
    looks fun! hope they get a US distributor. i'd love to see this. can't wait to hear about what you think of it.
  • Old Creepy Pervert
    Dude, that's a genius premise. But don't tell me that chick with the axe is one of the losers who couldn't get a date — she's HOT.
  • crAziemutant
    haha. "old creepy pervert", i was thinking the same thing. i guess she's probably the cheerleader with a soft spot for geeks/nerds that is willing to help the cause.
  • craziemutant
    yea, i looked at the myspace page pics and based on the captions, the girl in green in the second pic and the cheerleader in the last pic have the same name. i think she looks better in green holding a machete.
  • She IS hot, but hey, they can't go with some ugly girl or it'd flop as bad as Hottie and the Nottie... 😉
  • This is one of the films I plan on checking out as well. See you in Austin!
  • Cameron
    Hey Old Creepy Pervert, Craziemuant, and Alex Billington- In the photos, that's Carissa Capobianco and she is friggin gorgeous! She does play the hottie cheerleader and is wicked sexi!!
  • craziemutant
    haha. hey, i was right! haha.
  • Cameron
    I live in texas and went to SXSW hoping to meet her... and f+++ if she wasn't off somewhere filming some other friggin movie! Well, I'm heading to Atlanta and I am POSITIVE Carissa will be there! So you pervs just stand back, that's my future wife!
  • craziemutant
    haha. wow, someone's got a little fan over here.
  • amazingadam
    See you in Atlanta Cameron. Fair warning, I think she's gorgeous too- and no ring on her finger that I can see!
  • cameron
    I was at the Atlanta screening last night and so was Carissa! She is absofuckinglutely gorgeous! Off the scale hawwwwwt! That kissing scene- I know Cameron thinks it was so worth losing his tongue! Dayum! I am in love!




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