23rd Oct2013

First look at French tentacle horror ‘Dead Shadows’ (aka Patient X)

by Phil Wheat

As a film fan I’m always on the hunt for the strangest and the obscurest independent movies, in the hopes that one day I’ll find a hidden gem that I can shout out about to anyone who’ll listen – and even though who won’t! The latest horror to hit my radar is Dead Shadows, a French creature feature which comes from first time director David Cholewa. The film, which looks to have some of the tropes of hentai, is set to make it’s public debut (the film has already screened at some film festivals) this November in Japan under the very “Japanese” title of Parasite X.

Check out both the French and Japanese trailers after the synopsis:

Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that Haley’s Comet 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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