Dead Awake Trailer Shuffles Online

Haunting stuff from McGowan and Stahl

Dead Awake Trailer Shuffles Online

by Owen Williams |
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"The walking dead are all around us," intones Rose McGowan. Yes, they've just been picked up for a second season on AMC. Haha. Joking aside though, this trailer for Dead Awake, starring McGowan, Nick Stahl and Amy Smart, looks to be an interesting take on perambulating corpses. If that's what's actually going on.

It's a pretty oblique clip, but we're rather liking having our interest piqued, rather than bludgeoned by the entire plot crammed into two minutes. Nick Stahl gets hit by a car, leaving Amy Smart behind to mourn. And yet, Stahl returns to the scene of the accident every year on its anniversary, talks to cops who died five years ago, and generally appears not to have gone anywhere. We see him in his coffin, and we see him walking around like regular people.

The plot synopsis over at the IMDb provides us with "Dylan, a young man working at a funeral parlor, is trying to unravel a mystery that shattered his life ten years earlier. After faking his own funeral to see who will show up, he befriends a mysterious street junkie and is reunited with an old love from his past. The lives of these three characters are transformed by supernatural forces as Dylan discovers that no one is who they seem to be."

You'd be hard-pressed to infer much of that from what we just watched, but all will presumably become clear when the film, written and directed by Omar Naim (The Final Cut), is released in the US in early 2011. No sign of a UK date yet.

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