Wednesday 16 October 2013

Day of the Undead : UK Zombie Film Festival - Films Announced!

The films have been announced for this years "Day of the Undead - UK Festival of Zombie Culture" film festival, which is taking place at the Phoenix Square Arts Cinema in Leicester on November 16th.
The Battery (2013) US. In a land ravaged by the undead, Ben and Mickey must learn to survive each other. The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.

Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead (2012) Russia. Russian Winter is a terrible thing... especially if it arrives in mid-July. "Along the street a snowstorm sweeps, behind the snowstorm ... something ghastly creeps!" Faced with horrifyingly gripping news material, a dedicated cameraman, Vlad, captures the strange events on video as priest Father Michael gets out his trusty axe ... Out amidst the icy storm, something raises its hideous head - Russian zombies - senseless and merciless!

FIRST FESTIVAL SCREENING OF: Zombie Hood (2013) UK. Zombie Hood begins on the eve of a worldwide zombie outbreak with a small group of survivors escaping the city. After gathering in a nearby forest and with food being in short supply, the survivors must risk visiting populated areas in an effort to avoid starvation. With a child and an elderly man in tow and with the undead waiting at every turn, the group attempt to put aside their differences as they battle to survive a nightmare scenario.

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF: Wasteland (2013) UK. The world has been reduced to a Wasteland, where survivors of a deadly virus that has turned people into the walking dead try and hide and keep a low profile, while carving out a living by scavenging for useful items left over from the previous world. We find Scott Miller, alone and waiting for his beloved Beth to return from London where she went in search of her family. Scott is still clinging to hope that there is a chance that the world can return to its previous state. That faith is continually shaken by events in this wild and dangerous world until Scott is forced to face his fears and decide whether he is to stay where he is or seek other survivors.

Stalled (2013) UK. It's Christmas Eve. A down-on-his-luck janitor is cleaning cubicle in an office block. Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper, he becomes trapped in the washroom the very second of the zombie apocalypse. Consistently hilarious, brilliantly executed, cleverly constructed and visually imaginative, director Christian James' remarkable comedy horror is THE EVIL DEAD meets PHONE BOOTH in a toilet.

PLUS, one final film, which will be announced soon...

Other activities include...

• The chance to vote in The Ultimate Zombie Short Film Competition
• Guest stars including David Moody, Adam Millard and Sean Page
• The Arcade of the Dead – Retro Zombie Games to die for
• Best dressed Zombie Award – Come Dressed to Impress
• Zombie Killing Challenge – Kill the Undead on a Cinema Screen
• Make Up Artists – Make you look like your favourite cadaver
• Zombie Authors – Signing books and talking about zombies
• Goodie Bags – 1st 250 people through the door get lucky !!!
• Horror Traders – Get your late Halloween or Early Xmas presents
• Spot Prizes, giveaways, themed food & drink
• All of this for ONLY £25 for a full day pass...

All day passes can be purchased from the Pheonix cinema website.

Tickets for individual films can be purchased, subject to availability, from the box office on the day.

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