It’s been a while since the trailer for Danish zombie apocalypse “Escaping the Dead” was shown to the world. The production has been on a hiatus, but the team behind it has definitely not been laying on the low nor stood still.
A new trailer has been released, featuring a cameo by none other than Mr. Troma, indie guru Lloyd Kaufman.
“Escaping the Dead” is 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.
The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead character, David. David is the local marijuana pusher, but he is the kind of dealer that smokes more than he sells. In the meantime 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 the big techno concert the following Friday, but 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.