The Dead 2: India (Howard & Jon Ford): Empire Leicester Square, 11am
This screening takes place on the third day of Fright Fest 2013, the
UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. You can
find the details of the festival here. I am indebted to horror film expert Nigel Floyd and Cigarette Burns' Josh Saco for the suggestions and selections.
Fright Fest introduction: Another darkly mysterious continent becomes an inhospitable and
dangerous dead zone in the highly anticipated follow-up to the
award-winning Ford Brothers’ critically acclaimed zombie road movie THE
DEAD. Launched at FrightFest 2010 to eventual massive global success,
the cult commercial franchise moves to the hustle and bustle of India as
the devastating zombie outbreak takes hold and British turbine engineer
Nicholas Burton must trek from one side of the country to the other if
he is ever to see his pregnant girlfriend Ishani again. But it’s a
journey he must undertake if he is to save the love of his life and his
unborn child from an impending flesh-eating zombie holocaust. Set
against the spectacular vistas and stunning scenery of Rajasthan, THE
DEAD 2: INDIA puts the Ford Brothers’ unique apocalyptic vision on a far
bigger canvas in terms of breathtaking scope, thrilling action,
death-defying stunts, emotional resonance and spine-tingling fright.
Here is the trailer.