Several months ago I stumbled upon a little indie flick from Benjamin Wilkins, which is entitled Pretty Dead. The film itself appears to be fairly unique, and even since I witnessed the first trailer I have been thoroughly intrigued. Today, we have a new trailer for you guys to check out, and yes, I am still as stoked for this sucker since the first moment I witnessed the first trailer.
At this time we have no news on a release date, but the film is currently in talks for distribution, so stay tuned for news on that.
Pretty Dead is just one of the examples as to why I love the indie scene. It’s full of originality, creativity and you can feel the passion. Support indie horror and support this film if you like it.
The film stars Carly Oates, Ryan Shogren, and Quantae Love.
Synopsis: Regina Stevens has just passed her Medical Licensing exam. Her boyfriend Ryan has just proposed. The hard work Regina has put in throughout her life seemed like it was beginning to really pay off. That was until she woke up one day with an insatiable appetite for human flesh, no pulse and an impossibly heightened ability to heal.
While attempting to unlock the mystery of how she can be alive, Regina, and a somewhat reluctant Ryan, begin to discover links between a parasitic fungus called cordycepts and her her new-found cravings for human flesh.
Cravings they slowly learn will continue to intensify until they consume her mind, rendering her unconscious and helpless to keep the drive to feed at bay.
Once the death count starts, Regina attempts to end it, but fails. Her botched suicide attempt lands her in the custody of the State and under the care of Dr. Daniel Romera, who after listening to her story, diagnoses her symptoms as Cotard’s Syndrome or “Walking Corpse Disease,” a dissociative psychological disorder in which the patient believes she is actually dead and often goes to horrific lengths to prove it.
Composed entirely of footage obtained from the evidentiary archives of the 2009 US District Court case against the California State Health department for the return of Regina’s body to her family, this film begs the question:
Is Regina just crazy, or is she something else?
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