Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Atlanta Horror Film Festival Unveils the Something Smells Dead Film Series

Dead Hungry - Dir. Bridges

The Atlanta Horror Film Festival begins August 13 and continues until the 15th. August is "Independent Film Month" (TAHFF) and several feature length films will be at the showing including Fugue, Kiss the Abyss, Zombie Dearest, Cornered! and others. Along with these pictures are a series of shorts entitled "Something Smells Dead," which highlights the best from the available undead, horror shorts from 2010.

Included in this year's program are the following: Wes Young's Dead Exit, Monica Winter's undead marriage tale Not Even Dead, Jackson McDonald's An Acquired Taste, Brandon Hunt's survivalist themed short The Duty of Living. Victor Mathieu's Tombstone Brides, William Bridge's Dead Hungry and the stellar Zombie and Cigarettes from director Rafael Martinez. Do not miss the best from the undead beginning August 13th. More details below.

Dead Exit

Director: Wes Young - 17 min. - USA

"The reanimated infestation has reached a crisis point, overwhelming both local law enforcement and federal agencies. Left behind, alone, and abandoned by the authorities, the three survivors must deal with the multitude of ravenous undead just steps behind them" (TAHFF).

Not Even Death

Director: Monica Winter Vigil - 6 min. - USA

"A man keeps his undead wife chained in the basement, desperately searching for any spark of humanity left in her" (TAHFF).

The only available trailer (IMDB):

Not Even Dead Trailer

An Acquired Taste

Director:: Jackson McDonald - 11 min. - USA

"Survivors of the Zombie Apocalypses discuss the world around them until a visitor upsets the apple cart" (TAHFF).

The Duty of Living

Director: Brandon Hunt - 20 min. - USA

"A soldier must deal with his past when he returns home from fighting the undead after the apocalypse" (TAHFF).

A The Duty of the Living trailer here:

The Duty of the Living Trailer

Tombstone Brides

Director: Victor Mathieu - 7 min. - USA

"A year after the untimely death of his wife, Rosie, George is finally ready to move on. Recycling Rosie's old wedding ring, he proposes to his new love, Nikki. Little do they know, their union has awakened the scorned spirit of his deceased ex-wife..." (TAHFF).

On Facebook:

Tombstone Brides on FB

Dead Hungry

Director: William Bridges - 10 min. - United Kingdom

"Life's a bitch, then you die. Then you're a zombie, and death's a bitch too" (TAHFF).

Zombies and Cigarettes

Director: Rafael Martinez and Iñaki San Román- 17 min. - Spain

"Xavi just wanted to invite his loved Carol to an icecream, but he found himself envolved in a zombie invasión" (TAHFF).

More details on The Atlanta Horror Film Festival here:

The TAHFF Homepage

All the shorts from the "Something Smells Dead" film series are here:

Something Smells Dead at TAHFF

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