Dance of the Living Dead

USA / 2017 / 12 mins


Musical artist White Widow re-creates George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead as an exhilarating 12 minute rock opera, transforming the story of a black man fighting to survive a night in zombie hell into a modern metaphor of the fear, racism, and violence that threaten to overwhelm us.

Films written by John Russo

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Santa Claws (1996)

A B-horror movie actress is stalked by a deranged fan bent on claiming her for himself.

White Widow

White Widow (Carla Patullo), is an award winning composer and songstress for the screen. She has developed a reputation for her musical ambition, sonic soundscapes, stirring emotional content and sheer originality. Her roots began on the NYC punk rock scene, taking off from the legendary CBGBs.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL described her music as “angst-drenched indie rock that ranges from the bombasitc to intimate...”

CURVE MAGAZINE writes “Patullo [White Widow] exudes a ballsy, rock chick vibe and her music is infectious and mainstream-friendly. You always get the feeling she is one step away from going over the edge, but she never does.”

Chris Peters

Chris Peters is a Los Angeles based painter and filmmaker.

His previous film To Dust Return, starring Sam Jaeger and Jennifer Morrison, played numerous festivals and went on to receive distribution from Shorts International.

His horror film Day of the Spectre was an official selection of the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montréal and the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival in Atlanta. His first film The Soul Never Sleeps won the 2012 best experimental film award at the RIIHFF in Providence.

He trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art. In 2005 he completed their Foundation Drawing and Painting program that emphasizes academic painting techniques.

His artwork is represented by Copro Gallery in Santa Monica and Last Rites Gallery in NYC.

Dance of the Living Dead - Original Music by White Widow - Edited by Chris Peters, USA | 2017 | 12 MIN