Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/1/19 – Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! There really is, and it’s
been underway for quite a while. The much anticipated Danish zombie flick “Escaping The Dead”, is inspired by a horrific face eating incident in Florida a few years back!
“Escaping The Dead” has been a 5 year long endeavor, shot in
Copenhagen and the surrounding cities, inspired by a series of
articles about the death drug “Krokodil” that was published about the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten by a naked man hooked on bath salt in Miami.
It is the perfect zombie plot: a death drug that turns people into
zombies. A true film for the fans, made by true fans of the genre.
The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead character, David. David is the local marihuana pusher, but he is the kind of dealer that smokes more than he sells. The country has been hit by a new death drug and when David and his partner in crime, Ahmir, is offered some exceptionally cheap cocaine they see it as an opportunity to earn big money at a big techno concert the following Friday. The cocaine turns out to have a terrible side effect that creates a giant zombie outbreak that spreads across the entire Copenhagen. In the film we follow David and his bloody fight out of the city.
Enjoy the trailer for Escaping the Dead here: