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THE DEAD, Africa’s first road zombie movie, will rise at West Oaks on Wednesday, October 26

Set against the deadly beauty of the dark continent, THE DEAD is the first zombie road movie filmed in Africa. The movie takes audiences to never-before-seen locations in Burkina Faso, French-speaking West Africa and Ghana — including the Sahara Desert. Making the film was just as dangerous to the filmmakers as it was to their characters.

THE DEAD, Africa’s first road zombie movie, will rise at West Oaks on Wednesday, October 26

As last week’s season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD proved, living in a world torn apart by zombies is not really that fun. But what if the world you lived in was already torn apart before the zombies even showed up? This is the premise of THE DEAD, a new movie from the Ford Brothers, a directing duo from England who have drawn comparisons to fellow filmmaking siblings Ridley and Tony Scott.

Rob Freeman stars as American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy, the sole survivor of a downed evacuation plane. Stuck in war-torn Africa would be one thing but Murphy is in a war-torn Africa that’s also overrun by the dead.

The sun beats down on a hostile landscape and Murphy is without hope — until he runs into Sergeant Daniel Dembele, a soldier whose village has been torn apart by the reanimated dead. Dembele is played by Prince David Osei, an actor who is the African equivalent of Tom Cruise.

Set against the deadly beauty of the dark continent, THE DEAD is the first zombie road movie filmed in Africa. The movie takes audiences to never-before-seen locations in Burkina Faso, French-speaking West Africa and Ghana — including the Sahara Desert. Making the film was just as dangerous to the filmmakers as it was to their characters.

We’ll be screening THE DEAD for one-night-only before the West Oaks screening of HORROR REMIX: ZOMBIES 2. Don’t miss this special event screening where the Dark Continent turns deadly.  

Wednesday, October 26 @ 7 PM — West Oaks

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