Dead Shadows

H.P Lovecraft-inspired horror flick gets a cool trailer ahead of festival.

Posted 15th May 2012, 12:12pm in Cannes, Dead Shadows, Trailers

With Cannes kicking off this month, there are a number of intriguing trailers doing the rounds, such as this one for Lovecraftian horror flick Dead Shadows. Unleashed on the film's official website, and coming via Bloody Disgusting, it looks like a decent shocker, and it's always good to see Lovecraft-inspired movies coming out, even if some of the effects here do look a little shoddy.

Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago – the same day that Hayley’s Comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is going to appear and everyone in his building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around.

As the night falls, Chris starts to discover that people are acting strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants – but will they make it out alive?