The Dead Don’t Die Headed to the Overlook Film Festival for Its U.S. Premiere

The Jim Jarmusch film will receive its domestic premiere in New Orleans, where a number of other horror screenings will also take place.

By Chris Morse

The Overlook Film Festival announced today that Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die will make its U.S. premiere as the opening night selection for the event. The horror-focused festival includes a number of genre screenings, which we will list out for you below, but the upcoming zombie feature will be the headlining act. The event will run from May 30th through June 2nd and takes place in New Orleans.

Closing out the festivities is Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s The Lodge and also of note is a screening of Mick Garris’ Nightmare Cinema, which we discussed the latest details on earlier this week. The festival will also feature a live installment of Garris’ Post Mortem Podcast, among other special events. The remaining horror film screenings can be found below.


Other event highlights include a screening of Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty, the world premiere of the Swamp Thing TV series’ second episode, and a wide variety of interesting industry and horror panels. There will also be a few virtual reality experiences on deck as well as a host of short films. For complete details, head on over to the Overlook Film Festival’s official website and read on for more details on its opening night selection.

The Dead Don’t Die tells the story of the small, sleepy town of Centerville, where something is not quite right lately. The frequent, strange occurrences people have been noticing eventually culminate in a plague of the undead descending upon the town. The dead rise from their graves and seek to feast on the living as those survivors remaining must battle for their survival.

The film’s star-studded cast includes the likes of Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, and Tom Waits. You may recognize the majority of names on that list and that is by design, leaving potential viewers wondering just how many stars can be packed into one feature.

The Dead Don’t Die is written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, who has helmed films such as Broken Flowers, Stranger Than Paradise, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Paterson, with Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan on board as producers.

The film will be released by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International on June 14th, 2019. Be sure to stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this movie.

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Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo