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The Revenant is Sinking His Teeth into Lightning Entertainment and Film Goers at Cannes

The Revenant is a "zomb-edy" (Lightning) from director Kerry Prior (Roadkill). Currently, at the Cannes Film Festival, The Revenant has recently been picked up by Lightning Entertainment for international sales; if only they would pick up this undead romp for Norte Americano. Recently, The Revenant had a makeover and the gorrific results can be seen in this new poster art (seen left).

The tagline states: "keeping the streets of L.A. safe for the undead," as the city of angels is bathed in burning light. With Lightning showing interest, hopefully this film is one shambling step closer to finding a domestic release date. More bloody details are below.

A plot overview for The Revenant is below:

"This breakout horror comedy centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest - so why
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Fantasia 2010 Viral: Kerry Prior's The Revenant

After a year on the festival circuit and a ton of rave reviews, writer/director Kerry Prior and his splatter comedy The Revenant made its way to Fantasia, and we were there to capture some of his post-screening Q&A session. In this video, Prior's provides a short introduction to the hilariously gruesome pic, explaining that it was dedicated to five friends. In the snippet from the post-screening Q&A session, which lasted more than 30 minutes, he discusses and defends the use of racial stereotypes in the film. It's clear that Prior, whose only previous directorial effort was 1996's Roadkill, is most comfortable when discussing the visual effects shots in the film, as that's where most of his experience in the film industry lies. But if his next film in the director's chair is anywhere near as witty and smart as this one, let's hope it comes sooner than 14 years from now.
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Fantasia 2010: Kerry Prior's The Revenant

  The horror/comedy isn't a tough sell; audiences love to laugh while watching blood spatter and limbs fly through the air. Well, audiences who attend festivals like Fantasia, anyway. The horror part of the equation is easy. It's the comedy part that usually falls flat or is out of balance with the horror elements. Few entries into the canon over the past couple of years come to mind; after Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, there just haven't been very many horror comedies with mass appeal. Until The Revenant, that is. Writer/director Kerry Prior (Roadkill) has come up with a buddy flick that manages to be a touching treatise on frendship while also offering up spot-on social commentary about life in Los Angeles. The fact that one of the buddies is a recently deceased Iraq war veteran who has inexplicably come back from the dead and turned to his
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Fantasia 2010: The Revenant Review

[This zombie buddy comedy is playing Fantasia in the Midnight Programme, Mack caught the film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and his review reappears now with the screening at Fantasia.]

Soldier Bart Gregory is killed while fighting in the Middle East. He is given a military funeral and his fiance and best friend Joey are taking it especially hard. Before the lid can be put on his tomb, Bart rises from his coffin and climbs from his grave. Confused and desperate Bart goes to his best friend to try to figure out what is going on. Joey is shocked by the return of his dead, but also quick to point out how bad he smells, but they are after all best friends so he does what he can to help. Through a number of trials including a panic inducing visit to the local hospital they discover that the only thing that is going to keep Bart from decomposing any further is a healthy diet of Human blood. They aren't bad people, just a little confused and one is dead, so
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CIFF 2009: The winners! And our reviews

CIFF 2009: The winners! And our reviews
Tina Mabry's "Mississippi Damned," an independent American production, won the Gold Hugo as the best film in the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival, and added Gold Plaques for best supporting actress (Jossie Thacker) and best screenplay (Mabry). It tells the harrowing story of three black children growing up in rural Mississippi in circumstances of violence and addiction. The film's trailer and an interview with Mabry are linked at the bottom.

Kylee Russell in "Mississippi Damned"

The win came over a crowed field of competitors from all over the world, many of them with much larger budgets. The other big winner at the Pump Room of the Ambassador East awards ceremony Saturday evening was by veteran master Marco Bellocchio of Italy, who won the Silver Hugo as best director for "Vincere," the story of Mussolini's younger brother. Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Filippo Timi won Silver Hugos as best actress and actor,
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Phantasm sphere man directs The Revenant; exclusive photos

Kerry Prior, the FX artist who created the silver sphere and other FX for the Phantasm sequels, gave us the scoop and some exclusive pics (see ’em below) from his new writing/directing vehicle, The Revenant. The horror/black comedy, Prior’s second feature after 1996’s Roadkill, is currently in postproduction.

The Revenant is based on what I think of as ‘pre-fictional’ vampire folklore—meaning legends from the 17th and 18th centuries, before the vampire was popularized in fiction and movies,” Prior tells Fango. “The story is about Bart Gregory, who is killed in the Iraq war and his body shipped home. He rises from the dead, of course, and solicits the help of his friend Joey Leubner to try and figure out what’s going on. They have to figure out how to procure blood to keep Bart from rotting, which is the thrust of the story.

“We have some great actors,
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