Dead Air (2009 film)

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Dead Air
Dead air poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Corbin Bernsen
Produced by Chris Aronoff
Collin Bernsen
Corbin Bernsen
Jesse Lawler
Stephen Polk
Written by Kenny Yakkel
Starring Bill Moseley
Patricia Tallman
David Moscow
Navid Negahban
Anthony Ray Parker
Cinematography Eric G. Petersen
Distributed by Antibody Films
Public Media Works
Release dates
2009 Cannes Film Festival[1]
Running time
90 min
Country United States
Language English

Dead Air is a 2009 horror/science fiction film. Dead Air focuses on a radio station that warns its listeners after an explosion unleashes "zombies" into Los Angeles. Writer Kenny Yakkel explains that the zombies are not actual zombies, "It's like a PCP zombie movie, that's my take on it 'cause they're not really dead."[1]


A plague in the form of a toxic viral gas is unleashed at major sporting events across the United States. The gas turns its victims instantly "into an immediate rage of insanity and violence".[2] Controversial Los Angeles talk show radio host Logan Burnhardt (Moseley) and his production team are caught up in the middle of the chaos, and only blocks away from the explosion site, they begin to receive reports of rioters in the streets and listeners continue to call in reports of their first hand experiences. In addition to those infected by the virus, the terrorists, led by Abir (Negahban), responsible for the attacks attempt to make their way to Logan's studio, killing anyone in the way.



Dead Air began filming in March, 2007 on location in Los Angeles and production wrapped on the film in late April 2007.[3] It has been described as 28 Days Later meets Talk Radio, "but this is less about the flesheating-zombie thing and more about the paranoia following 9/11."[3] It will bring together Bill Moseley and Patricia Tallman as Lucy, Moseley's character's ex-wife; the two had previously worked together on Tom Savini's remake of Night of the Living Dead. The film also marks Tallman's return to the genre, which the actress claims is her first work of substance since the end of her run on TV's Babylon 5.[3]

Though originally slated for a Winter 2007 theatrical release, Dead Air, was released on October 27, 2009 on DVD.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Dead Air Cannes'09 One-Sheet". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Synopsis". Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "Screenwriter talks Dead Air". Fangoria. Retrieved 2007-07-18. [dead link]
  4. ^ Dead Air at the Internet Movie Database, accessed 2008-01-27

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