Reviews by Jamie: Deadheads

Cast: Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, Markus Taylor, Thomas Galasso, Natalie Victoria, Eden Malyn, Benjamin Webster, Greg Dow, Harry Burkey and Leonard Kelly-Young.
Written by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce
Directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce

Sypnosis of Deadheads:
Two zombie slackers, Mike (Michael McKiddy) and Brent (Ross Kidder), 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, Ellie (Natalie Victoria),  While on this quest these two reformed flesh-eating pals hitch hike across the country as they are pursued by a team of zombie killing bounty hunters! 

A Little few facts about Deadheads for you to enjoy:

Director/writers Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce are the sons of The Evil Dead photographic FX artist Bart Pierce and grew up amid the production of the original Evil Dead.

Michael McKiddy (who plays Mike Kellerman in the film) wrote, sang, and played guitar on the song “Say Hi” (which plays throughout the last half of the film and into the credits) with his band Right on Wagner. He also wrote and performed the song “Forever Last,” which plays in the background during the scene where Mike first runs into Ellie.

Review of Deadheads:
I’m a big fan of the horror genre, especially zombie films. I have to admit that Deadheads is a film which could compete with the big budget films. It just goes to show you that you don’t need millions of create an amazing film, Deadheads proves this!

The first thing is the direction of the film, you can absolutely tell that a lot of creativity and passion was put into Deadheads by Brett and Drew by the way the movie flows. The film is made up of two inter-twined stories. One is a love story followed along with Mike and his road trip with Brent. The second is the tale of the two zombie hunters trying to catch Mike and Brent, which for me worked well.

The second brilliant thing about the film is the cast. For the most part the actors put the cherry on the cake in my eyes. The excellent casting of Michael McKiddy (Mike) and Ross Kidder (Brent) as the lead roles has incredible chemistry and really brought their story home. Markus Taylor (Cheese) did a great job as the teddy bear of the film. Walking around for who knows how many hours to obtain the final 96 minutes in full make up and massive heat has produced a great film and was worth the, almost certain, pain of the actors. Natalie Victoria (Ellie) also did another excellent job in this film, even though it would have been nice to see a lot more of her in the film, **hint, Deadheads sequel**. Thomas Galasso (Thomas) did a sterling job of being a Zombie Hunter and then turning into the Hero of the Day. And of course there was Benjamin Webster (McDinkle) and Greg Dow (Gilma), who are a great comical duo topped off by Ben’s one liners. This comedy really brought the film into its own. Eden Malyn, Harry Burkey and Leonard Kelly-Young all played important roles in the film and each brought something which made it even better.

Let’s not forget to mention the amazing production team from Devin Burrows the composer to the Cinematographer from Robert Toth to the Production Designer Steven Milosavleski. We also cannot forget to mention the rest of the amazing crew for working on an amazing film!

In the final paragraph of this review, Deadheads is on par with some of the greats in the zombie movie world, However I personally believe that this is on par with Shaun of the Dead”

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