Director Christian Viel and I saw it coming when we made the film 5 years or so ago. Good old DEADEN = the flick that keeps on trucking! Personally, its lasting power sooooo inspires me to get another action project going a-fucking-sap (I am working on it) 🙂 With that, a new review just surfaced out of the Deaden Dark Fest screening, read an excerpt below and the whole she-bang HERE!
The first eight minutes of Deaden have caused numerous people to walk out of the theatre — most of them women. Deaden writer John Fallon explained that to the crowd at Dark Fest during a brief talk before the screening of his film, claiming that after the first eight minutes were over, it settles down and becomes a more mellow film, and that he’d appreciate it if everyone would give it a chance.
If I said the first eight minutes were brutally violent, I might be understating it. This is not the feel-good movie of the summer, the sleeper hit, or something to show the kids. What Deaden is, however, is an imaginative take on the revenge film, shot on a shoestring budget over 13 days. It does to the revenge film what Clerks did to the comedy: it proves you don’t need huge financial backing to make your movie work. After the first eight minutes, Deaden does calm down, but perhaps not to the degree of being “mellow.”
Off to go polish the script to my next action film! 🙂