Surviving ‘The Dead’ – Behind The Scenes Featurette

A couple months back we brought you the news that The Dead was headed for its UK theatrical release.

The film was “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 centered 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.

Now they’re gearing up for the DVD release, which will apparently have a heck of a behind the scenes feature.

Producer/Director Howard J. Ford reveals, “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

We have a peek at some of that footage now. Check it out after the jump!

 
Source: Bloody Disgusting