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quietearth [Celluloid 01.31.12] France scifi horror action



I initially passed this by as it's been reported all over today, but after seeing the pile of dead bodies in the trailer, I'm in. There's some hint of The Signal in here as a comet comes and people become disoriented and violent but bigger yet, the tentacles in the terrible poster and one short clip in the trailer hint at HP Lovecraft.

This French flick which is directed by David Cholewa and written by Jule Vincent already has a distributor in Germany but no word on a release date.


Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the comet of Haley could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is going to appear and everyone in his building are getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There's even an apocalypse theory going around. As the night falls, Chris starts to discover that people are acting strange - and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn't take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants - but will they make it out alive?


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sonaboy (6 years ago) Reply

This looks more like it's based in spiritualism, rather than science. The Signal was a film based in peculiar effects on people through a broadcast medium. Science fiction horror.
So unless those weirdo things are aliens instead of Lovecraftian demons, we're talking a much different sub-genre. And we still don't have the definitive "Cthulu" film. I can't think of a more popular monster that's been over-looked so much.

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quietearth (6 years ago) Reply

"Cthulhu", which is also one of my favorite horrors, is an accurate Lovecraft adaptation. It recreates the atmosphere and only provides a glimpse. Utterly brilliant.

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sonaboy (6 years ago) Reply

Yes, but WHO will CLUE us in on when Cthulhu will hit HULU??

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mono_si (6 years ago) Reply

Shadow Of The Comet sprang immediately to my mind.

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Derek (6 years ago) Reply

Looks potentially interesting but our hero needs a better weapon than just a baseball bat.


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