News: “Dead Shadows”

Dead Shadows

I love horror and I love sci-fi – and sometimes, like peanut butter and chocolate, those genres can be “two great tastes that taste great together.” Unfortunately, successful examples of this combo are too few and far between. But the upcoming indie film Dead Shadows has a couple of extra ingredients that could make it an exception.

From the synopsis: Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of a young man, named Chris (Fabian Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in Chris’s building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strange – and this seems to somehow be connected to the comet. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun taunting tenant (John Fallon) – but will they make it out alive?

Dead ShadowsWhat sets Dead Shadows apart is a story inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft – and monsters – big, tentacled monsters. (It’s like they’re speaking right to my twisted, inky black soul!) To top it off, the movie was made in France, which has been the source of some amazingly intense horror films over the past few years.

Dead Shadows is premiering in the Cannes Film Festival marketplace coming up this month and is currently without a US distributor, so its fate here in the states is up in the air, but hopefully we’ll soon be up to our eyeballs in tentacle-y goodness. Check back here at for updates and our inevitable review.

Dead ShadowsDead Shadows is directed by first-time filmmaker David Cholewa, from a script by Vincent Julé, starring Fabian Wolfrom, plus John Fallon and Rurik Sallé. We’ve got the the newly released red band trailer below, and let me just say – this shit is rated WTF for some alien probing, and thus kinda NSFW. (Visit the official website here:


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