A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the un-dead Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead.
Dead is the present tense
8 July 2011 (Australia)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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Based on requests from film festival audiences composer Jordan Lehning
went back to the film's music stems and finalized all songs for a soundtrack release (credited to The Non-Commissioned Officers). Upon its completion (realized to coincide with the film's appearance at SXSW) the album's runtime eclipsed that of the movie by 20 minutes. See more
As Rody walks home during his introduction his shoes change from shot to shot. See more
...just forget it.
In memory of our friends Craig Bond and Manda Curry See more
Due to music rights issues, Leah High's cover of the Brian Eno song "St. Elmo's Fire" only appears in the USA/Canada Release version of the film. All other releases contain the replacement song "Honest Fool" written by Jordan Lehning and performed by Leah High. See more
The Potion Song 1 & 2
Written by Jordan Lehning
Performed by Jordan Lehning
and Lauren Sandidge
Published by Oh No Skippy See more