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‘Stalled’ DVD Review

13 March 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne | Written by Dan Palmer | Directed by Christian James

One of the films high on my “must-see” Frightfest list last year, unfortunately work got in the way and I missed it. However I didn’t miss the furore surrounding its screenings, which  – if memory serves, sold out on more than one occasion? Our man Jack Kirby  did see it though and unfortunately he wasn’t too impressed, but I think he may have been suffering from zombie-movie fatigue having sat through opening night snoozefest The Dead 2.

Yet another example of the British zombie comedy, Stalled takes a more puerile route in pursuit of its laughs, but then when you set your film in a toilet where else is there for you to go? Essentially a one-man performance, the film sees hapless caretaker Wc (writer/actor Dan Palmer) trapped in the restroom when a zombie »

- Phil Wheat

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The Flickering Myth Podcast #25 - Christian James and Dan Palmer talk Stalled on Blu-Ray and DVD

25 February 2014 12:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast returns...

Since seeing the movie at last year's FrightFest, Stalled as become a firm favourite in the Flickering Myth offices. We've had a screening with them, sat down for various podcast discussions and, with the movie now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, we felt it was time to sit down with them again.

Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen chats with director Christian James and writer/star Dan Palmer to talk about the Blu-Ray and DVD including its special features and what it was like recording the director's commentary. The trio also discuss the passing of Harold Ramis who was influential in Dan's writing.

Check out our reviews of the movie here and here and you can read an interview with Tamaryn Payne about her work on the movie. You can also check out our previous podcasts with Christian and Dan here and here. And, if you fancy it, »

- Luke Owen

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Occupied!: Tamaryn Payne talks Stalled

24 February 2014 1:03 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sophie West talks with Tamaryn Payne on working on comedy zombie movie Stalled...

Since our ★★★★★ review of the movie at last year's FrighFest, Flickering Myth have been keeping a close eye on Christian James and Dan Palmer's zom-com-in-a-john Stalled. Ahead of its DVD and Blu-Ray release tomorrow, Sophie West sits down with Tamaryn Payne to discuss what it was like working on the movie...

Sw: You have worked with Stalled's writer/actor before, right? How did you first meet him and director Christian James?

Tp: Yes eons ago! When I was back home in Bournemouth, Dan was looking for 2 girls for a slasher film and he found me at a local drama school, which led to me playing Shaz in Small Town Folk which was a brilliant experience for a 17 year old looking to go to drama school.

You are probably best known as Analise Appleton from Hollyoaks. »

- Luke Owen

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DVD Review - Stalled (2013)

23 February 2014 11:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stalled, 2013.

Directed by Christian James.

Starring Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath and Tamaryn Payne.


A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

It's Christmas Eve, and the office party is in full swing. Unfortunately for a down-on-his-luck janitor known only as W.C. (Dan Palmer), while everyone else is enjoying themselves under the mistletoe, he's just received his marching orders from his boss, and is planning to steal a toolbox full of money once he finishes his shift. Heading into the ladies for a minor repair job, things seem to be looking up when two drunken young women enter the restroom and begin passionately making out with each other, delivering what appears to be the perfect opportunity for W.C. to knock one out. However, before he's even had a chance to unzip, one of the girls takes the concept »

- Gary Collinson

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Stalled DVD Review

18 February 2014 9:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Christian James,

Starring: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden, Giles Alderson,

 Running Time: 84 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Are zombie films really running out of ideas? Or perhaps a better question is “Can zombie films run out of ideas?” Although not giving a definitive answer, Christian James’ follow-up to 2004’s Freak Out, sees how far it can push the genre. Well, it doesn’t exactly push the genre, as it does try to keep it contained. Very contained. Stalled is set, almost exclusively, in a woman’s toilet, and more specifically in a single cubicle.

A janitor (Palmer) finds himself trapped in the little girl’s room on Christmas Eve, once the dead start walking the earth. It’s all fun and games at first, as he manages to spy on two scantily clad office workers who decide to have some experimental fun. That is until one rips out the other’s throat. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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