Dead Shadows is a French horror film about an alien invasion that blends more traditional monster movie scares with Invasion of the Body Snatchers suspense.
Whatever the aliens are in the film, they appear to be able to infect or take over people, yet at the same time they also have tentacles and are quite horrifying.
Like a Canadian.
The story follows a young man whose parents were murdered on the night Haley’s comet last passed Earth. When the comet passes again everyone wants to celebrate and have parties, but for obvious reasons he’s not too keen on parties. Well, then shit gets fucking real. Cause the comet passes Earth again and ALIENS SHOW UP. WHAT? YEAH.
And then more crazy stuff happens as main character John tries to survive.
Dead Shadows is the first film by David Cholewa, and it was written by Vincent Jule. Meh.
Dead Shadows Trailer
Dead Shadows Date
Who’s In It?
John Fallon … John
Wolfrom Fabian … Chris
Vanessa Valence … Mom
Rurik Sallé … Thug leader
Aurèle Petitpierre … Man in underwear at the party
Norbert Ferrer … Rapist
Baya Rehaz … Girl in grocery store
Blandine Marmigère … Claire
Johanna Seror … Laure
Sylvain Dubois … Tramp
Franck Penaud … Lead soldier
Gilles Barret … Dad
What’s Good About It?
Any movie where one of the character’s names is “rapist” has got to be good, right?
Plus, it’s made by a Frenchman, not a French Canadian. Subtle, but important distinction.
What’s Bad About It?
It IS a French film.
Our Clever Prediction
I love that in the trailer some badass guy tells him to stop being a pussy by telling him his Justin Beiber attitude has to go. That is fucking awesome. Also, the Beib is a Canuckster. So fuck them.
The visual style and general badassness of the trailer has me hooked. I’m looking forward to Dead Shadows. I don’t expect it to get a full release in American theaters, but it should be good nonetheless.