Woke Up Dead, the coming-of-age zombie comedy starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), arrives on DVD October 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The original online series from Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s online video network, about a nerdy guy who mysteriously becomes “undead,” but finds more life in his “after-life,” stars Josh Gad (TV’s “The Daily Show,”) Krysten Ritter (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), Meital Dohan (TV’s “Weeds”), Daniel Roebuck (TV’s “Lost”), Ellia English (TV’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Wayne Knight (TV’s “Seinfeld”) and Jean Smart (TV’s “Samantha Who?”).
Woke Up Dead is directed by veteran TV director, writer and producer Tim O’Donnell (TV’s “Lizzie McGuire”), written by John Fasano (Darkness Falls) and executive produced by Stan Rogow (TV’s “Afterworld), Brent Friedman (TV’s “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and Jeff Schenck.
(A Nanny for Christmas). The online series debuted online in October, 2009.
In this Shaun of the Dead-style zombie comedy, Drex Greene (Jon Heder), a confused zombie who can’t be any deader, tries to solve the case of the mystery pill that left him drowned in a bathtub. With the help of his wannabe filmmaker roommate Matt (Josh Gad) and the sexy med student Cassie (Krysten Ritter), who first discovers Drex as he unzips himself from his own body bag, the three begin to uncover leads about why his death didn’t stick, why a mystery online chat buddy is after him and why he’s starting to show signs of superpowers. Will they figure out why Drex is only sort of dead? Will Cassie discover ancient Zombie secrets? Will Matt get a film career out of it? Or is falling in love actually what Drex needs to do to stay alive?
The DVD's special features include:
· A Tour of the Set with Krysten Ritter
· Behind-the-Scenes of Woke Up Dead
· Bullet Makeup
· Jon Had a Baby
· Jon Heder Interview
· Matt’s Blog Entries
· On the Set of Woke Up Dead
· The Characters
· The Creators of Woke Up Dead
· The Making of Woke Up Dead
· Time for Some Puke!
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