"Known in the UK as the new Ridley and Tony Scott because of their similar commercial backgrounds, the Ford Brothers now burst on the high-class scare scene as a fresh force in the horror fantasy arena.
In the very near future most of the world has succumbed to a living dead virus. After crashing off the coast of Africa in a plane, Lt. Brian Murphy battles for survival across inhospitable parched terrain in search of a way to get back to his beloved family in America. Saved by local military man Sgt. Daniel Dembele, who is also searching for his son, both men join forces to fight the ever-present flesh-eating threat stalking the bush.
Starring West African superstar Prince David Osei and Rob Freeman from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE DEAD features stunningly shot landscapes, brilliant special make-up and visual effects, and terrific dust devil zombies." Quoting the program notes from the 2010 Fantastic Fest site.