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The Epidemic: An Indie Zombie Flick with Well-Known Stars

Horror film features household names like Danny Trejo, Corey Feldman, Eric Roberts, Chris Owen and Angelina Love.


Toronto, ON -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/15/2014 -- Like it or not, The Epidemic is coming. No, it's not a medical catastrophe but a new zombie horror movie, The Epidemic, starring a bevy of well-known actors and personalities, promises to be a horrifying and memorable addition to the genre.

"The zombie culture has never been so hot," noted Nigel Hartwell, the indie film's co-producer and director. "Everywhere you look you see comic books, TV shows, movie franchises, costumes, zombie walks, etc.

"The Epidemic is not just another walking dead zombie film. It will be the most exciting, action-packed, gore-fest, with stars that everyone knows and loves."

Included in the cast are Danny Trejo (Machete, Predators, From Dusk till Dawn), Corey Feldman (The Goonies, Gremlins, Lost Boys Trilogy), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Chris Owen (American Pie, The Mist, Van Wilder) and Kurt Angle (Sharknado 2, TNA Impact Wrestler, Olympic Gold Medalist), as well as wrestling star Angelina Love.

Here's a snapshot of the plot: After a meteor crashes into earth, an unexplained plague decimates a town's population and yet ... the dead are not dying. They are becoming zombies and stalk endlessly for the taste of human flesh.

The town's survivors seek refuge and attempt to fend off the monsters. Their comrades, however, begin to turn to zombies before their very eyes. In a desperate attempt to end the horror, a shocking truth is revealed about this particular brand of zombies.

The production budget is $1.4 million. So far, $750,000 in Canadian grants have been secured and Hartwell and Michael Lind have invested $70,000 of their own money. The Epidemic team is hoping that an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will provide the remaining $305,000.

The Indiegogo page, which includes two trailers, can be viewed at

Donations of any amount are welcome and The Epidemic team is counting on zombie fans from all over the world to rise to the occasion and support this project. For $25, backers will receive their choice of a DVD or an Epidemic cap. A $70 contribution is rewarded with a DVD, cap and Epidemic T-shirt.

For $150, you can become an extra in the film.

"We want to bring this movie to zombie fans all over the world at the same," Hartwell said. "That is why we have chosen crowdfunding. We believe a film needs to be available, and it's you – the audience – who will decide when, where and how."

For additional information, visit>; The Epidemic website,; or the film's Facebook page,

Hartwell can be reached directly at

Contact Name: Nigel Hartwell
Company Name: New Blood Entertainment, Ltd.
Email Address:
Website URL:
City: Toronto
State: Ontario
Zip Code: K0K-1K0
Country: Canada
Phone Number: 647-876-8884