Austin Film Festival Presents: HAROLD’S GOING STIFF
|Starring||Stan Rowe, Sarah Spencer, Andy Pandini|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Austin Film Festival presents a screening of their 2011 winner for Best Narrative Feature!
Just when everyone was certain that the zombie genre was stagnant, Keith Wright's HAROLD'S GOING STIFF proves that an intelligent take can still be made.
More a domestic drama than horror film HAROLD'S GOING STIFF takes a mockumentary approach and focuses on the relationship between Harold (Stan Rowe), an elderly man diagnosed with a neurological disease that causes him to start having stiffness throughout his body, and his in-home nurse Penny (Sarah Spencer).
As Penny tries to help Harold get well the two develop an unlikely friendship and soon his well-being becomes deeply important to her.
Meanwhile, the complications of this disease, which cause those afflicted with the illness to slowly turn into zombies, begin to take to its victims. This causes citizens to become vigilante zombie hunters.
Part horror, part comedy, part drama HAROLD'S GOING STIFF is a brilliantly original and touching indie.