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Zombies from inside a long-lost ancient ruin temple located in the jungle are in protest, hoping to finally live in harmony with the human kind.

Los Angeles, CA – December 3, 2018 – Are you #ZToo? Find out by watching ‘DEAD SQUAD’ today on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Jd6vf5.

DarkCoast and Black Rice Productions’ latest film, DEAD SQUAD: TEMPLE OF THE UNDEAD, follows a group of teenagers on a tropical vacation that stumble upon a hidden jungle temple. The friends’ getaway vacation in paradise turns gory, mysterious and frightening experience when they realize that the long-lost ruin isn’t abandoned, but instead, home to the undead and mysterious monsters of zombies.

Full of zombie blood-splatter, DEAD SQUAD is based on real events from the Nazi/CIA underground facilities for experimentations, which was originally responsible for creating and unleashing zombie hordes to invade the world. After World War II, a secret military program known as “Operation Paperclip” recruited over 1500 former Nazi scientists. Sending them to America to continue their work, the scientists were given new identities, with false employment records and political backgrounds. In 1953, the CIA initiated “Project MK-ULTRA”, which involved using unwilling human-subjects as lab rats, located in secret, faraway places.

Seemingly a standard zombie film, a particular group argues that Dominik Hauser’s directorial debut DEAD SQUAD carries a deeper meaning, and perhaps even major cultural significance regarding this group of zombies. Samantha, who has been undead since the ‘80s, said that zombies have an entire culture that goes unperceived by humans. “Zombie culture and society very rich,” said Samantha, adding, “Human culture and human movie only stoke flame of prejudice against zombie.”

Photo: Greg – recently revived zombie back from the undead. 

“Zombie very maligned in movie,” said Greg, another recently revived zombie. “Zombie killed with gun, zombie killed with chainsaw, zombie even killed with showerhead! It perfect time for zombie to have voice – voice that say more than just ‘brains’!”

It is in this spirit that the zombies of DEAD SQUAD have banded together and created a movement set to give zombies the true representation they have always deserved – and this movement starts with their new hashtag, #ZToo. DarkCoast hopes that fans of zombie films will finally acknowledge the troubles zombies have faced throughout the decades. The campaign itself will involve the hashtag, as well as relevant posts and promotional art mirroring recent socio-political campaigns on social media such as Twitter or Facebook.

Photo: Samantha – recently revived zombie back from the undead. 

“The hashtag adds legitimacy to movement,” said Samantha. “It can create traction on social media platforms and start conversation and fruitful debate.”

The zombies of DEAD SQUAD hope that the plight of the zombie-kind can finally be given its dues, so that zombies can finally live side-by-side and in harmony with the people that have hurt them for so long. “If nothing else work, we bite human heads off,” concluded Greg.

Are you #ZToo? Find out today by watching DEAD SQUAD today on VOD platforms (Hoopla, DirecTV, Dish, FlixFling, InDemand, iTunes, XBOX, Sony, Google Play, Fandango, Sling), including Amazon today: https://amzn.to/2Jd6vf5.

DEAD SQUAD: TEMPLE OF THE UNDEAD stars Erika Ervin (American Horror Story: Freak Show, Falling South), Conan Stevens (The Hobbit, Game of Thrones), Carma Sharon (A Very Odd Engagement, 2:22), Alina Carson (Gray Ground, DatingZoe), Jonathan Looper (Happy Hunting, My Only Sun), Elizabeth Morse (Halfworlds, Left Behind), Ryan Sobolski (17 Minutes), Bianca Zouppas (Our Best Selves), Peer Metze (Million Dollar Arm, Robotropolis Joker Game), Stephen Dixon and Guy Talon.

DEAD SQUAD: TEMPLE OF THE UNDEAD (2018, 90 min.) Directed by: Dominik Hauser. Written by: Dominik Hauser and Nancy Thornhill. Produced by: Dominik Hauser, Christopher Hatton, Orlando Bassi. Edited by: Eva Contis. Original Music: Dominik Hauser. Cinematography: Ariel Salati. USA, English. Black Rice Production, Movie Studio Bali, Six17 Films, TriCoast Worldwide, DarkCoast.

Produced by: Black Rice Production, Movie Studio Bali, Six17 Films.

DarkCoast is a division of TriCoast Entertainment:

A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Entertainment is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers.

Founded by: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.

Six17 Films: Six17 Films is a production company started by Filmmaker Dominik Hauser. Before taking a seat in the director’s chair, Hauser has a career as a film composer.


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