Horror is coming to India this fall with “The Dead 2: India,” a horror film recently acquired by Anchor Bay Films. The announcement was made by Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The film, a sequel to 2013’s “The Dead,” is written and directed by Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford and stars Joseph Millson (“Casino Royale,” “Enid”) This film is a zombie road movie that has had critical acclaim and now, thanks to Anchor Bay’s acquisition of the film’s theatrical, home entertainment, digital and VOD rights, horror fans in the U.S. and Canada will be able to see the witness the zombie spectacle.

“We’re thrilled to be releasing the next film in the Ford Brothers’ films,” said Kevin Kasah, Head of Acquisitions for Starz. “We had a great experience on the first film and are looking forward to offering audiences another round of ‘The Dead.'”

Here’s more about “The Dead 2: India”:

“Set against the spectacular vistas and stunning scenery of Rajasthan, known as The Land of the Kings and one of the world’s first and oldest civilizations, ‘The Dead 2: India’ puts the Ford Brothers’ unique apocalyptic vision on a far bigger canvas in terms of breathtaking scope, thrilling action, death-defying stunts, emotional resonance and spine-tingling fright.

A ship docks fresh from Somalia which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India’s overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Millson) is working in the peaceful stunning Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love, a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life as chaos and terror have taken ahold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300 mile distance, all of which is ferociously infected. With the help of a young street kid, he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force to try and save them all.”

The first “Dead” film is regarded as one of the most popular of recent zombie films and has had tons of international success and praise thrown its way. The film is also a history-making one, becoming the first horror film set filmed entirely in Africa. The sequel continues the franchise’s history-making track by becoming the first zombie film set in India. “The Dead 2: India” will be released this fall.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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