“When three couples escape to the woods together for a weekend camping trip, their idyllic vacation quickly becomes a desperate struggle for survival when a deranged, axe-wielding psychopath begins murdering them one by one. An impossible web of marital infidelities leads to a meandering mosaic of endless red herrings, deranged Nam vets, bitter office rivalries, perilous punji pits, and puffy brown plaid couches.
In the tradition of Blood Cult, Dead North is a hypnotic, SOV soap opera / slasher epic and an early, non-custom passion project from director Gary Whitson and his New Jersey based company W.A.V.E. Productions. Starring Clancy McCauley (Witchfinder), Aven Warren (Zombie Nightmare), and Terri Lewandowski (Santa Claws), Dead North continues to stupefy underground movie fans with its beguiling blend of head-scratching whodunnit, homespun gore FX, and charming regional eccentricities.
Audio commentary with director Gary Whitson moderated by Ross Snyder, co-director of Mail Order Murder: The Story of W.A.V.E. Productions
Audio commentary with Richard Moog, Author of Analog Nightmares: The Shot on Video Horror Films of 1982-1995
True North” -an interview with director & W.A.V.E. founder Gary Whitson
Bonus movie: THE PINELANDS MURDERS -director Gary Whitson’s 2012 feature length remake of Dead North (98 min.)
The Hanging Judge” -A 1991 custom short from W.A.V.E. featuring the cast of Dead North (45 min.)
Crushed” -Gary Whitson’s 1995 short featuring Dead North stars Clancy McCauley and Aven Warren (18 min.)
Lunchmeat Midnight Snack: Dead North Special Edition” -a 28 page booklet featuring rare vintage news articles plus writings by Josh Schafer (Lunchmeat), Ross Snyder (Saturn’s Core), Gary Whitson (W.A.V.E.) & more
English SDH subtitles