|release date||March 25 2008|
|starring||Roger Lloyd-Pack, Leo Bill, Kate Fahy, Sarah Ball, Neil Conrich|
|tagline||Terror by good intentions.|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA furiously original meld of madness and pathos, The Living and the Dead is family dysfunction at its most shocking and grotesque. With bankruptcy looming, desperate Donald Brocklebank (Roger Lloyd Pack, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) must leave his bedridden wife alone with their son James - a schizophrenic man-child. In a horrific fit of dementia James abandons his medication, locks the doors, and plays nurse. As his ability to distinguish morbid fantasy from reality decays, he plunges into a mental labyrinth so violent and deranged none of them may survive it.
Back in 2006, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD took home the Jury Award for best picture at the Austin Fantastic Fest, along with best director and actor, amongst others. Now, there were some great films that played FF that year, including THE HOST, BUG, ROMAN, SEVERANCE and HATCHET. In my opinion, those are all really great genre offerings, for varying reasons. So for THE LIVING AND THE DEAD to best all of those films, it’s got to be something really special, right? …Read More