Shudder Debuts Vampire Flick ‘Dead & Beautiful’ In November

The age-old vampire trope gets a new spin from a psychological horror film airing on Shudder this fall.

Dead & Beautiful–which will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin Tex. tomorrow, Sept. 25–will hit Shudder Nov. 4, as reported by, and a trailer (seen on this page) previews the horrors on tap.

The film–described as being filled with “hazy neon cityscapes, chic clothes and mesmerizing needle drops”–follows five rich and spoiled Asian 20-somethings who are so bored that they are “unsure how to spend their days when so little expected of them,” according to the official synopsis.

In search of excitement, the friends form the “Circle” and take turns “designing a unique, extravagant experience for the others.” But things go wrong when they awaken after a night on the town to find they have “developed vampire fangs and an unquenchable thirst for flesh, blood and adventure at any price.”

Dead & Beautiful–written and directed by David Verbeek (Full Contact)–stars Gijs Blom, Avlis Zhong, Yen Tsao, Philip Juan and Anechka Marchenko.

The movie is produced by Erik Glijnis (Pleasure) and Leontine Petit (The Lobster), in conjunction with House on Fire International, Nukleus Film and Woods of Light Film.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Dead & Beautiful.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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