We have recently been chatting with horror comedy writer Peter Mckeirnon about his new web series, Dead Town.
Dead Town is based on Peter’s book series Death in a Northern Town, and a trailer for the ‘Sick-Com’ has just been released with episode 1 set to be aired on YouTube late January.
Mixing comedy with gore, Dead Town follows the adventures of John Diant, his survivalist, spam loving, apocalypse obsessed brother, Butty and his retro, chain smoking smart arse best friend 80s Dave, as they search for his missing daughter, Emily, on the mean streets of zombie infested Runcorn!
Helping to bring the horror is Liverpool based SFX maestro Andy Savage of Savage SFX. Fresh off the back of running all the practical SFX for new Christmas slasher movie Good Tidings, Andy is Dead Town’s practical FX co-ordinator and while Peter is writing the jokes, Andy will be bringing a different ‘gag’ factor, working his zombie making magic.
Episode 1 titled ‘Road to Nowhere’, was produced on a zero budget and a successful crowdfunding campaign was completed late last year to raise funds to finish series 1 with filming set to commencing in a few weeks