Indie zombie flick extends stay on Hagerstown screen

April 26, 2007|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

The turnout for "Deadlands: The Rising" - an indie zombie flick shot in Gaithersburg, Md. - was so good, it's getting an extended run at the Hagerstown 10 Cineplex, off Leitersburg Pike.

The film, originally booked for a one-night engagement, April 14, will be shown through Thursday, May 3, said Travis McGlaughlin, the theater's projection manager and one of the people responsible for bringing the film to the Hagerstown area.

The film follows the chaos after a mysterious explosion in Baltimore ignites a zombie outbreak. People have to fight them to survive, but that's not easy.

"These are like your mom, dad, brother or sister, so it's not easy to say, 'Kill the killer,'" said the film's director Gary Ugarek, 35, of Germantown, Md.


Ugarek, a fan of '80s zombie movies, said his film was shot in a little more than a year on an $11,000 budget - his own money.

He said the movie theater was more cooperative and willing to show the film than other movie houses he approached after filming was completed in summer of 2006.

If you go ...

WHAT: "Deadlands: The Rising"

WHEN: Showing through Thursday, May 3.

WHERE: Hagerstown 10 Cineplex, Leitersburg Pike, north of Hagerstown.

COST: $5 for all matinees. Otherwise, $7 for adults and $5 for children.

MORE: For more information, go to the theater's Web site,

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