Dead Season: Spooky Indie Film Debuts In Ybor City In Time For Halloween

Spooky, gory and gross are in season during October and Tampa will get in on the fun with an indie, zombie film called Dead Season.

An exclusive pre-release screening of the film will be held at the Muvico Centro Ybor on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Some Floridians played key roles in the horror film which is one of the reasons that Tampa Bay will get a sneak peek. Cinematographer Jeff Peters attended Full Sail University in Orlando; Corsica Wilson, an actress who plays the character Rachel, attended Florida State University; and John Jassy, the film's executive producer, lives in Tampa.

"We chose Tampa as the location for several reasons," says Loren Semmens, producer and writer for Dead Season. "Tampa has one of the country's largest zombie-genre communities, it is a great test market due to its diverse demographics and lastly because many of the key filmmakers of Dead Season have connections to the area."

The film follows two post-zombie outbreak survivors, Elvis and Tweeter, who escape to a tropical island only to find that they will have to deal with treacherous, post-zombie escape situations. The film is said to deal with "what if" situations and how it relates to survival.

The film's crew has already gained some acclaim because they are the first to shoot the entire feature film with a Canon 7D camera. Dead Season is also the first feature film to shoot on location at Vieques, Puerto Rico, since the original Lord of the Flies movie shot at the previous site, which was home to naval test bombings.

After the screening, the filmmakers, including Director Adam Deyoe and Semmons, will be in town for a Q&A session.

To get spooked, view the trailer here, follow them on Facebook or @deadseasonmovie on Twitter, or register here to attend the pre-screening release. Seats are limited.

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Loren Semmons, Dead Season 
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