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Topical chiller “I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD” premieres this week; trailer debuts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Canadian horror specialists Black Fawn Films (ANTISOCIAL, BITE, THE DROWNSMAN) and Breakthrough Entertainment are unveiling their new fright feature I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD this week, and have released the first trailer for it. See it and the info after the jump.

Shot in Ontario and directed by Chad Archibald from a script by Jayme LaForest, I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD has its world premiere this Thursday, September 27 at the Calgary International Film Festival, with Archibald, producer Christopher Giroux and lead actor Aidan Devine in attendance. The film will also screen at Hard:Line Film Festival in Germany, GrimmFest in the UK and Terror Molins in Spain. The cast also includes Ava Preston, Jessica Salgueiro, Brandon McKnight, Michael Reventar and Ari Millen; the synopsis: “William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. Through circumstances out of his control, his little farmhouse in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to the rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them haunt their house. After a woman’s body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes that she’s not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches up the woman and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop an unusual respect for each other, the woman’s murderers get word that she’s still alive and make a plan to finish what they started.”

Archibald says the movie is strongly rooted in current concerns. “Years ago,” he explains, “I did a documentary where I flew across Canada interviewing people in shelters, a lot of them kids, about how they found themselves getting lured into gang activity. Most of them were truly good people that weren’t given a choice. I wanted to make this film to show good and evil and how the lines often blur. It’s about family, violence, death, and knowing when to put your foot down. We had a stellar cast that brought this script to another level and we’re all excited to finally show it to the world. ”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.