Howard J. Ford
4 / 5 zedheads
Undead feet shuffle across the sands of West Africa in THE DEAD, the refreshing yet old-school zombie survival drama shot in location in Africa by the Ford Brothers.
Stranded on the zombie-infested continent, American flight engineer Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman) forms an unexpected friendship with Sgt. Daniel Dembele (Prince David Oseia), an African soldier who has deserted his post in hopes of locating his son at a Northern military base. As they make their exhausting journey between remote villages and over the plains and deserts of West Africa, they must not only survive the flesh-hungry dead that stalk the wilds of but also Africa’s harsh, unforgiving environment. There are no shopping malls to hole up in. No pubs at which to grab a pint and wait for all of it to blow over. No convenience stores to raid in search of bottled water. Only the elements and the rapidly increasing dead.
|I bless the zombies down in Africa|
|I call "Shotgun!"|
|Worst tour of duty ever, am I right guys?|
|True zombies don't moan|
|The majestic zombie at sunset|
For my money, The Dead is an engaging and bleak look at how a zombie outbreak might run its course in Africa. As the first zombie film shot and set in Africa, The Dead is highly recommended as much for its novelty as for its classic zombie movie elements that hearken back to the early films of George A. Romero.
Be prepared to make The Dead an instant addition to your zombie movie collection when it drops on DVD and Blu-ray on February 14, 2012.