Escaping The Dead (2014)
Martin Sonntag‘s Escaping the Dead (2014) is his Danish latest zombie movie. The plot is inspired by people taking a deathdrug “Krokodil” and turning into horrible shadows of themselves. Escaping the Dead kicks it up a notch by making the users turn into zombies as a result. I watched the movie trailer and there was very little talking in the film. I am not sure how to call this horror film yet, check out the trailer for yourself and tell us what you think.
From The Press Release
“Escaping the Dead” is inspired by a series of articles about the deathdrug “Krokodil” that was published about the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten by a naked man hooked on bathsalt in Miami. It is the perfect zombie plot: a deathdrug that turns people into zombies.
The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead character, David. David is the local marihuana pusher, but he is the kind of dealer that smokes more than he sells. In the meantime the country has been hit by a new deathdrug and when David and his partner in crime Ahmir is offered some exceptionally cheap cocaine they see it as an opportunity to earn big money at the big techno concert the following Friday, but the cocaine turns out to have a terrible side effect that creates a giant zombie outbreak that spreads across the entire Copenhagen. In the film we follow David and his bloody fight out of the city.
Directed by Martin Sonntag and Bastian Brinch Pedersen, the film stars Bastian Brinch Pedersen (who is also the co-director and producer of the film) as David, Rama Ozel as Ahmir, along with Daniel Hutera, Ali Oezkan, Iben Ma Bonnelycke, Nicolai Huan Nguyen, Camilla Ludvigsen and Kim Sonderholm (“Blood Fare”, “The Winedancers”, “Sinister Visions”) playing Lars the policeman.