The world of the Horror-Comedy subgenre is a pretty hard egg to crack. Once the road was paved by Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy back in the late 80s, it has been very difficult for up and coming filmmakers to try to break ground and get away with the same charm and timelessness that the Evil Dead films have.
A brand new film that definitely has potential to join that club is DeadHeads, a road comedy with zombies that has heart and will get you to laugh pretty hard. The film was a hit at last week’s Newport Beach Film Festival, selling out two of its three screenings. Newport seems to just be the start for this film in its plan for global domination.
Word is now coming in that DeadHeads has been picked up Splendid Films for international rights (not something you normally see with an indie comedy) and will also be making its way to the Cannes Film Festival. Here’s the synopsis:
The story follows two zombie slackers, Mike and Brent, who find themselves surprisingly reborn from the dead amid a disastrous zombie outbreak. After discovering an engagement ring in his coat pocket, Mike enlists his new found zombie pal, Brent, to embark on a quest in search of his lost love. What ensues is a hilarious cross country road trip as these two reformed flesh-eating pals hitchhike cross country as they are pursued by a team of zombie killin’ bounty hunters!
See exactly what we’re talking about with the brand new international trailer after the jump. Visit DeadHeadsTheMovie.com for more news as these zombies hit the road to Cannes.