California’s cuddling of terrorism finally comes home to roost in “Bio-Dead”, which posits a California cut off from the rest of the world when terrorists unleash a biological weapon on the mecca of fake breasts and vacuous Hollywood romcoms. Lightning Media has acquired Stephen J. Hadden’s post-apocalyptic horror movie (it’s zombies with bio weapons) and has scheduled it for a world premiere via video-on-demand in August 2009, with a DVD release to follow.
Set in the not-too-distant future, “BIO-DEAD” takes place during the aftermath of a bioterrorist attack that has killed twelve million people and rendered Southern California uninhabitable. The once thriving mecca has now become a contaminated wasteland known as “The Zone”. Hazmat teams are dispatched into “The Zone” to search for survivors and document all casualties.
When a lone hazmat team enters a seemingly abandoned building after dark, the men begin to experience terrifying hallucinations and soon realize that they are not alone. Trapped inside the compound with no escape, the terrified team finds themselves locked in a struggle for survival against a vicious predator… and each other.
The cast of “BIO-DEAD” includes Derek Long (“Socket”, “3-Day Weekend”, “Black Dawn”), Matthew C. Norton (“Queer as Folk”, “America’s Next Top Model”, “G-Spot”), Tony Williams (Trio Network’s “Pilot Season”, TLC’s “Untold Stories of the ER), Rick Hall (“Red Spirit Lake”, “Ferrum 5000”) and Jacob W. Gentry (“Kiss From Calcutta”). The film was produced by Manfred Drews, II.
Trailer via the Official Site.