|release date||April 10 2007|
|writer||Steve Kriozere, Mark A. Altman|
|starring||Dean Cain (Lois & Clark), Susan Ward (Wild Things 2), Guy Torry (American History X), John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise), Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Dean Haglund (The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen), Ellie Cornell (Halloween IV, House o|
SynopsisAn action/comedy about a Special Forces officer who becomes part-human/part-zombie and must stop the deadly spread of an infection which threatens to turn the entire human population of the planet into flesh-eating zombies.
With the proliferation of undead satires hitting the marketplace in the wake of the success of SHAWN OF THE DEAD, it seems that this new subgenre, which has already coined its own surname—the Zomedy—is already getting stale. Not just for yuck and yucks anymore, the Zomedy has almost become a marketing tool for studio execs looking to cash in on a little lighthearted gut munching. Take this weeks release from genre-geek Producer extraordinaire Mark A. Altman (FREE ENTERPRISE). The film’s got a catchy title and the box art promises—via a Fangoria quote—“A zom-edy. Sort of a 48 HOURS meets DAWN OF THE DEAD”—big shoes to fill eh? While DEAD AND DEADER hardly delivers on that lofty assertion, it does offer a lot more than the usual half-hearted attempts at gore-wit and often comes off—as good satire should—knowingly paying tribute while still managing to entertain. …Read More