Dead

Dead

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Hayden J Weal (Chronesthesia) directs and stars in this New Zealand paranormal comedy as a dead cop reliant on a ghost-talking stoner (Thomas Sainsbury, Pork Pie) to help catch a serial killer. Co-stars Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Vermillion), Michael Hurst (Hercules), Tōmairangi Ihaia (Waru) and Jess Sayer (Runaway Millionaires).

2020Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, drug use, nudity & sexual references90 minsNew Zealand
ComedyHorrorFestival & Independent

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Dead | Reviews

87%15 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Stoner serial-killer comedy runs out of puff.

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Newshub

Newshub

This teeny-weeny ghosts and ghouls story uses all the tricks of the filmmaker's trade to make this heart-warming and very entertaining film look and feel great. It's helped by a tight simple premise, great performances and a cracking script.

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Stuff

Stuff

Like writer-director Weal’s impressive 2016 debut Chronesthesia, Dead is something of a genre mash-up. But whereas that visual love letter to Wellington wore its mix of comedy and romance lightly, Dead offers something far brasher – with mixed results.

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Dead | Release Details

Dead is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and Neon Rentals.