‘Handling the Undead’ Trailer – The Newly Dead Awaken in New Movie from ‘Let The Right One In’ Writer

One of the genre films announced this afternoon for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival is Handling the Undead, based on the novel from writer John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let The Right One In). Neon unveiled a new trailer ahead of the fest, giving a closer look at families grappling with the sudden awakening of the dead.

A strange phenomena erupts across Oslo, causing a strange spike in electricity that resurrects people who recently died.

The Norwegian film is the feature-length directorial debut of filmmaker Thea Hvistendahl. The horror drama feature is based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.  Lindqvist co-wrote the script along with the director.

In Handling the Undead: “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.”

Watch the trailer below, which has a moody tone similar to Let The Right One In. It appears that we can expect a similar blend of genres, too, from horror to drama.

Renate Reinsve stars alongside Bjørn Sundquist, Bente Børsum, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Bahar Pars. Reinsve received international acclaim from her breakout role in Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World. Handling the Undead will reunite the actor with The Worst Person in the World costar Anders Danielsen Lie.

Neon is distributing the film, though no release date has been announced just yet. Expect one to follow soon after the film’s Sundance premiere.

Stay tuned for more details on Handling The Undead as they arrive, and look for Bloody Disgusting’s coverage of Sundance when the festival kicks off next month.

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