Today's Top Story: Trailer for Corman's 'The Living Dead' released

on August 02, 2013

87-year-old Roger Corman, famous espouser of B-movies, is putting some money into Chinese ultra-low-budgets. Financed through Hong Kong-based production company ACE Studios, Corman’s two projects will be English-language productions targeted at the United States cable TV market — Fist of the Dragon, slated for a 2014 release, and The Living Dead, which has already been completed. 

The Living Dead, which will be released in the U.S. as Hell’s Haunted Palace, is a rare horror film from China, as the government has a strict ban in place that forbids the depiction of paranormal activities on screen in order to prevent exposure to types of archaic superstition.

Directed by Chinese-Australian Antony Szeto, The Living Dead premiered at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Bucheon, South Korea. It depicts a team of U.S. filmmakers who have their original mission of making a documentary about the Chinese Ghost Festival derailed by a deadly female spirit. 

This film will not be released in China and Szeto says the film wasn’t made for Chinese audiences — it was made for the United States. It stars Catherine Siggins, Katie Savoy, James Taku Leung, and Juju Chan. The trailer was just released:

[Twitch and The Hollywood Reporter]


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