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The Horror Asylum reviews Dead Shadows!

THE HORROR ASYLUM just reviewed David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS and here’s an excerpt of their review:

Let me first say that Dead Shadows is great fun. It will make you smile and cringe, occasionally at the same time, and credit must go to David Cholewa for striking the balance between creating something genuinely original and yet still paying homage to creature features of the 70’s and 80’s. At no point does the film slip into parody and it will keep you guessing right up until the very end. The direction is clean and crisp and never dwells too long on one scene keeping the pace of the action high. There is an atmosphere to Dead Shadows that is hard to put your finger on but throughout I had the feeling that something was about to happen, that there was something just around the corner, but even when there was a reveal or key plot moment it was always somehow unexpected.

Read the whole review here! PS: Expect some USA Dead Shadows distribution news in the near future.

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Two positive Dead Shadows reviews from its Sitges screening!

Two positive reviews surfaced (in Spanish) from the DEAD SHADOWS screening at the Sitges Film Festival. I translated these segments to the best of my ability.

The first was a small one from Miradas.net:
David Cholewa’s debut Dead Shadows lack of pretension was its best advantage and its worst handicap. The film is a sensible but innocent homage to the creature that fed the creators as children. We have Lovecraft imagery, John Carpenter influences, some visuals that evoked the best of Yuzna, the comics of  Eleuteri Serpieri and the delirium of Toshio Maeda. A simple film with, a good rhythm, notable visual effects, an apocalyptic romance and a cast that works well enough where John Fallon easily stands out with a character with iconic potential but not fully capitalized on by the filmmakers.

The second is from the site El terror Tiene Forma:
The actors are better than average, the protagonist Wolfrom Fabian and his partner Blandine Marmigère give it their all as the helpless hero and his romantic interest. One must recognize that Wolfrom is a lot better than the norm in communicating sadness. Also one must emphasize the presence of Rurik Sallé, a familiar face in the French horror cinema scene. But the big surprise is cult actor John Fallon, as a he steals the scenes he’s in with a character tailor made for him..

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Dead Shadows to screen at ICON TLV International Sci Fi and Fantasy Film Festival!

David Cholewa’s Dead Shadows (which I play the role of badass John in) will screen at the upcoming  in CON TLV International Sci Fi and Fantasy Film Festival in Israel.  Awesome news! Dead Shadows stars: Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Marmigère,Rurik Sallé and myself. More news on date and time when I get some. Here’s the film’s synopsis, and the trailer below!

Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of a young man, named Chris (Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in his building are getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around. As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun taunting tenant named John (Fallon) – but will they make it out alive?

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