Nobody likes a stalker, but a ravenous undead stalker is a whole other level of bad news. Such is the set up for the unusual post-apocalyptic zombie flick It Stains the Sands Red, which stars Brittany Allen (Jigsaw) as Molly, a troubled woman stranded in the sweltering Nevada desert with a flesh-hungry ghoul on her heels. Well equipped with cocaine and vodka but dangerously short on useful supplies with nary a weapon in sight, Molly has to find a way to outpace her pursuer long enough to stay alive while finally confronting the issues she’s been avoiding her whole life.
The clip gives a bit of insight into the dynamic between Molly and her zombie stalker, “Smalls”, played with an unusual amount of nuance for the undead by Juan Riedinger (Narcos). It Stains the Sands Red is a clever shakeup on the zombie genre, but even more, it’s a character drama and Molly is a complicated character. Brash, crass and constantly laughing in the face of threats, but a survivor to boot.
Watch the clip aboveDirected and co-written by Colin Minihan, It Stains the Sands Red also stars Merwin Mondesir (Grave Encounters), Kris Higgins (The Devils Knot), Michael Filipowich (True Blood, 24), Andrew Supanz (All Saints) and Nico David (Her). The film will be in select theaters and on VOD and Digital HD July 28th from Dark Sky Films.
Here’s the official synopsis for It Stains the Sands Red:
“In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly, a troubled woman from Las Vegas, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her trail. At first, she’s easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn’t need to ever stop and rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly will have to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face both the zombie and the demons that have chased her all her life.”