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Final Whistle Blown on New ‘Goal of the Dead’ Artwork

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Thierry Poiraud and Benjamin Rocher’s new comedy zombie feature ‘Goal of the Dead’ arrives on DVD here in the UK next Monday. The movie is set to screen at this months Fantasia International Film Festival and takes full advantage of World Cup fever by merging love for the game with flesh hungry zombies. In the lead up to the release 3 new pieces of cool concept art from the pic has been revealed which you can view below. Co-director Rocher is no stranger to blood soaked zombie flicks having previously ‘tackled’ (get it!?) French tower-block zombie horror flick ‘The Horde’.

‘Goal of the Dead’ stars Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla, Bruno Salomone, Patrick Ligardes, Xavier Laurent, Sebastien Vandenberghe and Alexandre Philip.

“Saturday, the 18th of January 2012. A quarter of an hour before the match. An hour before the Apocalypse. In a small village in the north-east of France, Caplongue, lays a nuclear power plant, an industrialized agriculture and a church lower than its unemployment rate but also, the football team, which managed to reach the 1/32nd French Final Cup with a lot of courage and talent. The village is all the more jubilating at the idea of receiving the Paris Olympic, a top league club with famous footballers.

For the Paris Olympic, it’s the opposite. The team mustn’t lose. This match, which was supposed to be a formality, has become of paramount importance. Between Paris and Caplongue, there is more than 250kms. It’s a match that opposes the rural to the urban world, the amateurs to the professionals, a province town to the capital, the poor to the rich. While the amateurs give a rough ride to the professionals, an epidemic instantly transforms the players, the spectators and the inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.”

Don’t forget to enter our ‘Goal of the Dead’ DVD giveaway here.

'Goal of the Dead' Artwork

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