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Exclusive clip and photo: New Zealand horror/comedy “DEAD”

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | Exclusive, News


The worlds of the living and the deceased collide in the film releasing later this month.

1091 Pictures brings DEAD to virtual cinemas September 25 (go here to pre-order) and makes it available to purchase or rent digitally October 6. Hayden J. Weal directed from a script he wrote with Thomas Sainsbury, and the two also star along with Tomairangi I’haia, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst (HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS) and Cameron Rhodes (HOUSEBOUND). The synopsis: “Marbles [Sainsbury], a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Tagg [Weal], a recently dead wannabe super-cop, needs to find a serial killer. Can a critical ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives…and deaths?”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.