Bloody-Disgusting writer, Eric Switzer will be intorducing a screening of Magnet Releasing’s “The Dead Lands” next weekend at Long Beach Comic Expo. This is a few weeks before the premiere. So, if you’re in the Long Beach area next weekend make sure to stop by the screening. Say hello to Eric, and check out this awesome looking film!
The film looks to be a mix of Apocalypto and Quest For Fire. I love the idea of setting a horror movie within this period of history because superstition ran so high. The line between legend and reality was constantly blurred. The action looks to be visceral and from the trailer I imagine we’re going to get our fair share of gore. The lack of english language may be a turn off for some, but for me it makes it so much more authentic. I can’t wait to see this movie for myself, but I’m going to have to wait until it hits VOD.
Until then, stay tuned to Bloody-Disgusting for our thoughts on the film, and any other promo material as they are released. Check out the trailer below, and please let us know what you think, and most of all 18 and over, first-come first-served, 200 seats only.
ABOUT THE DEAD LANDS:
Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious “Warrior” (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
Also at Long Beach Comic Expo is a fantastic panel for horror fans: Things That Go Bump. Where Sandy King Carpenter, Christos Gage, David Gallaher and Bobby Timony share their spookiest nightmares and dreams — and talk about how those terrors have found their way into their stories. Catch the panel: Saturday February 28 at 7:00 PM.