Lazy Ghost Films Announces the World Premiere of “SPECIAL dEaD”

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Special dEaD challenges stereotypes, by pitting the most unlikely heroes against the undead.

Lazy Ghost Films is proud to announce the world premiere of their feature length film, Special dEaD. The film will screen at Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on February 23, 2006 at 7:30 PM, to a full house of enthusiastic horror fans and VIP guests.

Directed by Thomas L. Phillips and Sean Simmons, and written by Jared Tweedie, Special dEaD is a Horror Comedy set high in the hills of Corona, California.

When a zombie plague infects Camp Special Dude, a dude ranch for the mentally handicapped, a ragtag band of campers and counselors struggle to survive the night. Led by the indifferent, nunchuck-wielding head counselor, Mac, and his wheelchair-bound sister Dale, the unlikely heroes fight their way off the mountain as, one by one, they’re picked off and join the ranks of the walking dead. It’s is a campy stampede of flying limbs, blood, flesh, and gore.

Thomas L. Phillips, Director of Special dEaD says, “We wanted to make a movie that horror fans would appreciate, but at the same time bring originality to the table. The horror films of the late seventies and early eighties were the best; they never tried to fool anyone by pretending to be something they were not. That is how we set the mode for our film. The Special dEaD will scare you and make you laugh at the exact same time.”

Sean adds, “The people with special needs are the heroes of our movie. It’s about people rising to the occasion and doing the right thing when all hell breaks loose. There are many original gory scenes in the film. The special FXs are impressive.”

Thomas L. Phillips received his MFA in Film and Television production from Chapman University. He has completed four short films: The Simple Things (awards: Best film, Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Sound Design), Love Stained Glass, Tiger in the Arms, and Earl’s Your Uncle (2004) which won Best Short Film at the 2004 Century City Film Festival. It will be released soon through Kevin Smith’s View Askew productions.

Sean Simmons has been writing, directing, and producing short films and music videos for several years. He studied Film Scoring at UCLA and composed the music for Thomas L. Phillips short The Simple Things. Other work includes 1st AD on Earl’s Your Uncle.

For more information, visit the official website at:

Laemmle Sunset 5 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood



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