Here at See Horror, we are delighted to bring to you our new feature Horror Retrospective. Here, our writers, put forward a case for classic yet forgotten horror films, or films that have divided fans and critics. First up is Mark West – who will be heavily involved in this excellent featured – speaking about the much overlooked eighties film Dead & Buried.
New zombie flick, The Dead, arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 10. For those unable to wait until then check out the brand new behind the scenes action below.
Producer and Director Howard J. Ford commented, “Seeing some of this new footage, a lot of which I had no idea was even being shot, takes me right back to the horrors we faced getting it in the can. Everything from my knifepoint mugging on the very first day of production to watching my own Brother Jon whither away to a near skeleton with dysentery & severe food poisoning while our lead actor Rob Freeman lay in a local hospital dying of cerebral Malaria..
But now, with the film about to come out, Jon and I are starting to feel a sense of excitement that we haven’t felt before and if the release goes the way it looks like it will, we will owe it to those who supported us to get our asses back out to Africa and bring back The Dead 2 – whether we survive it or not!”
Here’s the synopsis:
Shot on locations across Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa on 35mm including many never before committed to celluloid locations, The Dead is unlike anything horror audiences have ever experienced – an apocalyptic, savage journey to the heart of Africa.
The story is centred around the journey of American Air Force engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman), the sole survivor of a plane crash, who has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead. He joins forces with local military man Sergeant Daniel Dembele (Prince David Osei) who is desperately searching for his missing son. They must fight together if they are to survive the flesh-eating horrors of the bush.