I’ve been looking forward to Invasion of the Undead since the moment I laid eyes on the ’80s-inspired artwork. Today, I’m excited to share an exclusive clip from the film.
Invasion of the Undead is an independent horror-comedy inspired by such genre favorites as Evil Dead, Big Trouble in Little China and Creepshow. Torey Haas, visual effects artist on V/H/S: Viral and Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, wrote and directed. He explains:
"This scene was shot near the end of a scheduled 21-hour day that was running behind schedule, and we were definitely on borrowed time since we
needed to finish shooting before the sun rose. To make matters worse
most of the crew (including the two actors Marie Barker and Dylan
Schettina) were suffering from food poisoning after eating at TGI
Fridays for dinner… I actually lit and shot this scene because my DP
Nick Lauinger was too sick to hold the camera at this point. Thankfully
we managed to pull through and got the final shot (the close-up of
Jake’s leg) just as the sun rose. I did have to do a little bit of color
correction to make the scene look like it took place in the middle of
the night, but my sound editor Quyen Tran had it much worse - he had to
get rid of all the chirping birds!"
The film premiered last month in Atlanta to a sold out crowd, and it will be available on digital outlets tomorrow. You’ll also be able to play a free, 16-bit-style platform video game.