Remember Renate Reinsve? She was a superstar last year for her Cannes Award-winning performance in The Worst Person in the World, her first-ever performance, insane as that might be. Well, now she’s back and coming to Sundance with the indie horror, Handling the Undead, which will be part of an impressive Midnight lineup.
The film takes place during an Oslo summer when strange events begin occurring, and a collective migraine headache strikes the people. As these bizarre events spread through the city, something awakens the dead and a trio of families are forced to deal with the fallout of seeing their loved ones return.
Norwegian director Thea Hvistendahl’s feature debut is based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of the classic vampire story Let the Right One, which was later adapted into two movies.
Here’s the brief synopsis which doesn’t reveal much…
On a hot summer day in Oslo, the newly dead awaken. Three families faced with loss try to figure out what this resurrection means and if their loved ones really are back. Based on the book by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Handling the Undead makes its world premiere next month at Sundance, and will then be distributed by NEON shortly thereafter.