When I got the screener for Stalled, I read the synopsis and rolled my eyes. First at the word “zombie” then at “horror-comedy.” But I’m happy as shit I gave it a shot, you guys. Stalled is a brilliant film, one that uses a zombie horde as a tool to deliver an earnest, genuinely funny comedy about a lonely bastard stuck in a ladies’ room stall on Christmas Eve. Besides maybe two minutes, the entire 82 minute run time is set in a bathroom (mainly one stall) which doesn’t sound manageable, but Stalled surprisingly is. Not only that, like most higher comedies, it’s downright touching. Yeah, touching.
Writer/star Dan Palmer plays W.C., a maintenance schlub fixing a bathroom intercom the night of his building’s rowdy Christmas party. When two drunk (scantily clothed female) co-workers enter the restroom, W.C. retreats to a stall, leaving his tool kit behind on the sinks. Then the zombie outbreak jumps off and he finds himself trapped and alone against a building full of undead people he didn’t like to begin with (been there, bro!). READ MORE
Described as Evil Dead meets Phone Booth comes Stalled, a new Zomedy from Freak Out! director Christian James and actor Dan Palmer.
“It’s Christmas Eve and a soon to be shit-canned maintenance gopher (Dan Palmer) is changing light bulbs and cleaning toilets instead of drinking egg-nog and making out with drunk receptionists at the annual office party. Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper he chooses to use the LADIES’ RESTROOM the very second a ZOMBIE OUTBREAK occurs! Will he bowl us over and flush away the undead or (like in his pre-apocalypse life) simply remain …’STALLED’?”
This British horror/comedy is Directed by Christian James, Produced by Richard James Kerrigan and Written by Dan Palmer. It stars Palmer (Freak Out), Tamaryn Payne (Hollyoaks), Antonia Bernath (Elvis, St.Trinians), Mark Holden (Final Destination, X-Files), Victoria Broom (Dead Cert), Giles Alderson (Damned Utd, Harsh Light Of Day) and Chris R. Wright (Faintheart, Small Town Folk).
Check out a really awesome poster inside with more at the film’s Facebook. READ MORE
Two best friends, Merv Doody (James Heathcote) and Onkey (Dan Palmer), take a hapless escaped mental patient under their wing and attempt to teach him how to become a real serial killer.