THE DEAD ( MA) ★★★■
Stars: Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia
Director: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
on DVD Every low-budget horror filmmaker and his rabid, flesh-eating dog are sinking their pennies into zombie flicks at present but few are as fresh or as imaginative as this one. It’s set in West Africa, where the undead plague has struck, and follows a US flight engineer and an African military man as they try to survive the hordes of flesh-eaters and find a safe zone. It has the tension, the bleakness and the gore the genre demands and the African setting is inspired.
Extras: ★★★ An honest, eye-opening making-of with video-diary snippets and interviews.