I remember seeing this trailer for David Cholewa’s “Dead Shadows” ages ago and thinking how wonderfully insane it was. But since that first sighting I didn’t see much else about it – which in my opinion was a damned shame. I’m a fan of French horror and to see a French Lovecraftian film – well, that would just be the bee’s knees.
Provided they do it right.
Oh, and provided it gets released.
Well, I just found this little nugget from Dread Central (and I take back every mean and nasty thing I ever said about them temporarily) dated February 8 2013 stating that Shout! Factory has picked up North American distribution rights for it. There’s not a release date for it yet, but getting distro is just the first step.
What’s it about? Here’s the official synopsis.
DEAD SHADOWS, Cholewa’s first feature film, tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago on the same day that Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight a new comet is going to appear, and everyone in his building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around. As night falls, Chris starts to discover that people are acting strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent, and it doesn’t take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants – but will they make it out alive?