The Ford Brothers' African-Set Zombie Horror Film "The Dead" Invades U.S. Theatres this October

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Along with its overseas theatrical run, THE DEAD, co-directed and written by U.K. natives Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, has been a festival favorite since its debut last year, garnering rave reviews from horror fans and mainstream media alike!

"We had hundreds of zombies down at the Cannes Film Festival carrying banners for our movie and turning up as the undead for festival screenings."

Global Management Advisors, in conjunction with Global Cinema Distribution, announces the national theatrical release of the Ford Brothers’ West African–set zombie feature THE DEAD. After its successful U.K. run, THE DEAD lurches across the pond and into more than 20 cities across the U.S. beginning October 7th in Los Angeles and October 14th in New York and everywhere else in-between.

Shot on 35mm in the life-threatening regions of Burkina Faso and Ghana, THE DEAD takes audiences on a horrifying road-trip through a now zombie-dominated terrain. An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a violent plane crash, maneuvers through the hostile, arid landscape while battling against the newly risen living dead. Almost losing all hope, he encounters an African soldier desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos. The mercenary and the soldier rise up together to forge their way through the unstoppable assault of the ever-hungry undead and forward into an uncertain future.

Along with its overseas theatrical run, THE DEAD, co-directed and written by U.K. natives Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, has been a festival favorite since its debut last year, garnering rave reviews from horror fans and mainstream media alike.

“Out of nowhere a fan base for THE DEAD rose up, much like the zombies themselves, demanding to see it,” co-director and writer Howard J. Ford joyfully intones. “We had hundreds of zombies down at the Cannes Film Festival carrying banners for our movie and turning up as the undead for festival screenings. Now Global Cinema is bringing our movie to the big screen throughout the U.S. I’m thrilled to be traveling with the film and meeting American audiences that have been so supportive of THE DEAD over the past year."

Press Contacts:
Joseph Medeiros – 617-849-2433
jm(at)globalmanagementadvisors(dot)com
Lauri Blue – 408-286-8000
lauri(at)globalcinemadistribution(dot)com

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJVdqZww9aEU
Stills: http://www.the-dead-movie.com/press

THE DEAD opens on Friday, October 7th, 2011, in San Francisco, San Jose and Austin with the premiere taking place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 4th at the AMC CityWalk Stadium 19. The film will continue its theatrical rollout throughout the month of October (see list of theaters below).

Global Management Advisors Inc. is a dynamic Public Relations firm that specializes in providing Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations for select clients and corporations around the globe. (http://www.globalmanagementadvisors.com)

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Global Cinema Distribution, LLC, had a successful U.S. theatrical run with the Benjamin Bratt–starrer LA MISSION last year, and through its sister company Golden Leaf Pictures, is readying the concert film 40th ANNIVERSARY WOODSTOCK REUNION CONCERT for international release. Global Cinema Distribution is a full-service distribution company that aims to give independent filmmakers many options to effectively reach their audiences through their partnerships with theatrical outlets and foreign agents.

To interview Howard J. Ford or request a screening copy of THE DEAD, please contact Lauri Blue at (408) 286-8000 or email lauri(at)globalcinemadistribution(dot)com.

“THE DEAD” THEATER LISTINGS:

OCTOBER 7
Austin, TX (AMC Barton Creek Square 14, Alamo Draft House Cinema, Cinemark Tinseltown 17, Tinseltown 20)
Minneapolis, MN (AMC Block E 15, AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18)
Pittsburgh, PA (AMC Waterfront 22, Oaks Theater at Oakmont)
Los Angeles, CA (AMC CityWalk Stadium 19)
Fullerton, CA (AMC Fullerton 20)
San Francisco, CA (AMC Loews Metreon 16, Century 16 Bay Fair, Century 20 Daly City)
San Jose, CA (AMC Mercado 20, Camera 12 Downtown, Century 20 Great Mall)
Santa Cruz, CA (The Del Mar)

OCTOBER 14
Charlotte, NC (Carolina Pavilion 22, Concord Mills 24)
Dallas, TX (Mesquite 30, AMC Valley View 16, Cinemark Movies 16, Cinemark Tinseltown) New Jersey (Jersey Gardens 20)
New York (Palisades 21, Empire 25)
San Diego (AMC Mission Valley 20, Regal UA Horton Plaza 14, Regal Escondido Stadium 16)

OCTOBER 21
Boston, MA (Coolidge Theater, AMC Liberty Tree 20, AMC Methuen 20, AMC Boston Common 19)
Seattle (AMC Pacific Place 11)
Washington, D.C. (AMC Shirlington 7, Hoffman Center 22, Potomac Mills 18)

OCTOBER 28
Atlanta, GA (AMC Southlake 24, AMC Parkway Point 15, AMC North Dekalb Mall 16, AMC Phipps Plaza 14)
Chicago, IL (AMC River East 21, AMC Show Place Village Crossing 18)
El Paso, TX (Cinemark Tinseltown 20, Cielo Vista 14)
Houston, TX (Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Cinemark Tinseltown USA, Cinemark Hollywood Movies 20)
Las Vegas (Cinemark Sam’s Town, Regal Village Square 18, Regal Aliante 16, Cinemark Century Orleans 18)
Tucson, AZ (Cinemark Century 20 El Con)

NOVEMBER 4
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miami, FL (AMC Mall of America 14, AMC Sunset Place, AMC Aventura 24)
Philadelphia, PA (AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24, AMC Neshaminy 24, AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14, Plymouth Meeting Mall 12, AMC 309 Cinema)

“A balls-to-the-wall awesome ZOMBIE Film…the gore is frankly jaw-dropping. And these are full-on Romero rules zombies. And they’re scary as f*ck.” – Harry Knowles,Ain’t It Cool News

“A haunting sun-scorched nightmare with some of the scariest zombies I’ve ever seen.” – Chris Alexander, Fangoria Boston, MA

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