Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the October 5 DVD release of Brain Dead (retail $24.99), the undead horror/comedy from Kevin Tenney, director of the 80s cult classics Witchboard and Night of the Demons. The action-packed romp will be released under Breaking Glass Pictures’ Vicious Circle Films label.
“What do a pair of escaped convicts, a preacher and his assistant, and a pair of pretty hikers have in common? They’re all delicious.
After an extraterrestrial parasite crash-lands in a backwoods American town – landing squarely on the head of a local fisherman – it sparks a fast spreading zombie infestation. As the brain hungry monsters multiply, three pairs of unlucky misfits convene on a fishing lodge for shelter. With zombies pounding at the door, the stranded, mismatched travelers must band together to stop the invasion – or serve themselves up as a main course. The problem is, they may lose their minds to each other before losing their brains to the zombies.”
Full of ingenious gore effects, nudity and witty banter, “Brain Dead” is just as much a parody of classic zombie films as it is a clever update to the beloved genre. After playing the film festival circuit, it took home a total of 12 awards, including accolades for special effects at the B-Movie Film Festival and the Phoenix International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, Best Feature at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, and Best Horror Feature at San Francisco Indiefest.
The “Brain Dead” DVD will come packed with special features, including a “Behind the Screams” making-of featurette, a blooper reel and deleted scenes.