Synopsis from Scream Factory:
Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of 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 strangely. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond recognition!
In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun-toting tenant (John Fallon – Death Race, Saw Ii) – but will they make it out alive?
Extras include Making-Of Special Effects Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Interview With Director David Cholewa (the new director who definitely needs to continue his splatter love with physical effects on the next go around) and Theatrical Trailer and Teaser Trailer. It's a modern film that looks good in HD and has the potential to become a widely accepted piece of modern foreign horror cultism.
Remember that this a French horror movie. We've seen quite a few great movies come through France in the last decade and this should be counted among the likes of High Tension, Livid, Frontier(s) and Inside in watchable, enjoyable, somewhat shocking horror pictures. To say that Dead Shadows is as shocking as some of the aforementioned film would be incorrect, however it certainly has it's moments. Dead Shadows is a playful horror feature that isn't afraid to let the audience know it's okay to laugh as it's preparing to impale someone in a moment of hot passion. It feels like a monster movie with figurative teeth, not your daddy's comet-brings-the-space-invaders picture. It's an early outing for a talented director who I'm personally excited to follow into the next endeavor. Keep digging up these new filmmakers Scream Factory, and while you're at it, take a look into getting a U.S. release of Livid on Blu-ray. What a fantastic horror picture.
Remember to enjoy the hip soundtrack.
Dead Shadows will be available on Blu-ray April 29th. You can order it now.