Timothy Balme and Diana Peñalver star in ‘Dead Alive,’ Peter Jackson’s 1993 Sundance Film Festival midnight classic.
Tanya De Angelis
All Hallows Eve is fast approaching, and the 1993 Festival film Dead Alive is quite appropriate for the occasion.
Peter Jackson’s gore fest screened as part of the Park City at Midnight category and has since become a cult classic among all things severed limbs, blood, and guts. Dead Alive is especially appropriate for this time of year, as Jackson’s birthday falls on October 31.
To celebrate Día de los Muertos on November 2, check out Los ABCs: ¡Que Vivan los Muertos! John Jota Leaños’s short film was part of the Animation Spotlight at the 2006 Film Festival and is sure to school you on your ABCs.
In parting, just remember. . . “One little slip could cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by.” — Linus
Have a safe and happy Halloween!