Deadheads (film)

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Deadheads
Deadheads FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Brett Pierce
Drew T. Pierce
Produced by Andy Drummond
Brett Pierce
Drew T. Pierce
Kevin Van Hagen
Written by Brett Pierce
Drew T. Pierce
Starring Michael McKiddy
Ross Kidder
Markus Taylor
Thomas Galasso
Natalie Victoria
Music by Devin Burrows
Cinematography Robert Toth
Edited by Kevin O'Brien
Production
company
FroBro Films
Distributed by Splendid Film
Eagle Entertainment
Emylia
G2
Release dates
  • April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)[1]
Running time 100 Minutes
Country United States
Language English

Deadheads is a 2011 American zombie comedy film co-directed, co-written, and co-produced by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce. It stars Michael McKiddy and Ross Kidder as sentient zombies who go on a road trip.

Plot[edit]

Mike and Brent are inexplicably coherent zombies who become self-aware during a zombie attack. As Mike's memories slowly come back to him, he recalls wanting to visit his girlfriend so that he can tell her that he loves her. Brent adopts a feral zombie which he dubs "Cheese", and they set off, not knowing that they are being tracked by an evil corporation. Eventually captured by a zombie hunter hired by the corporation, the boys escape and make their way to Mike's girlfriend, who accepts him despite his condition.

Cast[edit]

  • Michael McKiddy as Mike Kellerman
  • Ross Kidder as Brent Guthrie
  • Markus Taylor as Cheese
  • Thomas Galasso as Thomas Jeremiah
  • Natalie Victoria as Ellie Masterson
  • Eden Malyn as Emily
  • Benjamin Webster as McDinkle
  • Greg Dow as Gillman
  • Harry Burkey as Cliff
  • Leonard Kelly-Young as Charles

Production[edit]

Production completed in March 2010.[2] The Evil Dead franchise was an inspiration for the directors, brothers whose father worked on the first film in that series.[3]

Release[edit]

DeadHeads premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 29, 2011. After it sold out, the festival scheduled a second screening.[1] It was released on home video in the UK in January 2012,[4] and in the US in March 2012.[5]

Reception[edit]

John Marrone of Bloody Disgusting rated it 2.5/5 stars and wrote that it is an unapologetically stupid yet funny film.[6] Gareth Jones of Dread Central rated it 3/5 stars and wrote, "Besides its failings DeadHeads is well shot and directed, suitably appealing, and the laughs that it does deliver (if variably) and likable characters will definitely see you through to the end."[7] Noah Lee of Film Threat rated it 3/5 stars and wrote, "DeadHeads is an amusing, low budget movie that does a lot with what it's been given."[8] Andrew Mack of Twitch Film wrote, "Dead Heads has the right balance of the Zom and the Com."[9] Ben Bussey of Brutal As Hell called it "a genuinely fresh and unexpected approach to the subgenre".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coker, Matt (2011-04-12). "Deadheads Zombie Flick Sells Out World Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival". OC Weekly. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (2010-03-03). "First Look at 'Deadheads' Horror Comedy". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Interview w/ Brett Pierce, Co-Director of 'Deadheads'". Bloodsprayer.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  4. ^ Jones, Gareth (2011-12-12). "DeadHeads Shambles into UK Homes January 2012". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  5. ^ Moore, Debi (2012-02-28). "Artwork and More Details on Freestyle Releasing's DeadHeads DVD". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  6. ^ Marrone, John (2012-03-15). "Deadheads". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  7. ^ Jones, Gareth (2011-09-12). "DeadHeads (2011)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  8. ^ Lee, Noah (2011-10-22). "DeadHeads". Film Threat. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  9. ^ Mack, Andrew (2011-10-24). "TADFF 2011: DEAD HEADS Review". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  10. ^ Bussey, Ben (2011-08-30). "FrightFest 2011 Review: Deadheads". BrutalAsHell.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

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