Google Engineers Moonlighting on New Indy Horror Film “Dead Inside”
Managing to carve in a little bit of extra-curricular activity in addition to their frightfully busy schedules, maintaining the world’s most used internet search engine, a handful of Google engineers have scripted and produced a new independently funded and acclaimed horror movie called Dead Inside.
Dead Inside is set around a teen house party with a supernatural and sinister twist and its premise penned by the eight Google staffers, during what they refer to as “drunk movie nights”, reminds us somewhat of the Final Destination movies and is said to be inspired by Eastern horrors such as Ringu (The Ring). The official synopsis for the movie reads: “Sarah, a teen with a history of mental illness, has a jarring premonition of her friends’ impending deaths one night at a sleepover. As her houseguests begin to turn murderously against each other, Sarah must determine whether her visions represent the preventable or the inevitable… or something entirely more sinister.” – Sounds like a Google+ Hangout might have been a better and much safer social gathering!
The trailer is impressive and the low-budget picture looks well put together but don’t expect any Hollywood names in this one – it’s a cast of relative unknowns. The film has however Dead Alive’s director Pearry Teo has received critical accolades in previous years from the Cannes committee and the movie is receiving recognition from independent film bodies and has received a nod from the Boston International Film Festival committee who deemed Dead Inside to be its Official Selection and the movie will also take to Los Angeles to premiere as a headline feature at the New Filmmakers event tomorrow.
Amusingly the press release which first announced the Google team’s Dead Inside was published through Yahoo!