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The Most Original Horror Concept In Decades!
Michael Joy
08083, New Jersey
United States
15 Team Members

DEAD afterlife The Movie –

From the creative genius of HorrorNews.net comes a brand new vision in Horror cinema. 

Imagine watching your own funeral as a ghost and then the unthinkable happens,  your undead body climbs out of your coffin and starts killing and eating your friends and family.  What would you do? What could you do?  Pharmaceutical Scientist, Donald Conlee faces this conundrum after he’s murdered and is administered his own “Awake”, super drug.   His death was only the beginning of his problems.  The Gatekeeper has given Donald a time limit to return his Zombie self to the ground – or else his soul can never gain access into Heaven.  To complicate matters,  he finds out that his murderer is at the funeral and his girlfriend is in grave danger.  How can a couple of disgruntle gravediggers and a hearse driver help Donald’s lost soul find the way?  Or maybe the real question is how can the spirit world defeat the living dead?  

You are cordially invited to Donald Conlee’s funeral.  RSVP if you dare.


Join the Superstars of DEAD afterlife: Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Bill Oberst Jr., Austin Idol, Liana Mendoza, Trae Ireland, Andy Gates and Director Jared Cohn!


Hi Horror Fans,


My name is Michael Joy.  Many of you may have heard my name because I manage and write for Horrornews.net and a blog called Unexplained Confidential.


If you don't know me, allow me to introduce myself.  I’m a movie geek.  I love horror movies, especially.  If you are reading this then I would imagine that we have something in common.  I’ve been writing for HorrorNews.net since its inception in 2008.   I’ve grown with HorrorNews.net through the years and now I’m overjoyed to manage the greatest staff of any horror website.

I wrote the screenplay, DEAD afterlife as an alternative to remakes and prequels.  I believe movies should honor the past, and I think we do a great job while remaining true to ourselves and our story.  This is an opportunity for us (the horror community) to come together and make a horror movie that we can be loud and proud of.  

I welcome everyone reading this to come and make a FULL LENGTH FEATURE MOTION PICTURE with us.  It’s a ZOMBIE/GHOST MASH-UP that will leave your emotions in a whirlwind.  Any donation is invaluable.  You won't leave this experience empty handed.  Our perks are outstanding.  Now, let’s make some noise and wake the living dead. 


The ghost of Donald Conlee finds himself attending his own funeral only to be surprised that his zombie counterpart is killing all his guests.  Now, it’s up to Donald’s ghost to figure out how to get Donald’s undead body back into his grave.


On the eve of one of the most important medical breakthroughs in history, 
Terranova Pharmaceuticals representative Donald Conlee is found dead in his New
Jersey home.  His miracle drug “Awake” was supposed to be a dream come true in
the field of brain trauma.  Instead, Donald Conlee finds himself dead awake
during his own funeral. In a supernatural turn of events, it’s up to the ghost
of Donald Conlee to put his own undead body back into the ground,  in order for
his soul to gain entrance into Heaven.   Can the afterlife defeat the living


A distribution company believes in this project! 

With your help, Dead Afterlife will be in selected theaters and a store or online platform near you! Next, we will seek foreign distribution. 

So let's get this movie made!!!

The Universal Hearthrob, Austin Idol -
He wants to SHAVE YOUR HAIR OFF  and it's all in the name of horror.  Austin Idol's new movie, DEAD afterlife, recently launched an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign.  For a $500.00 donation, You can join the likes of Jerry "The King" Lawler and have your head shaved by Idol.  He doesn't want to just shave one or two people, he wants a full scale head shaving marathon.  In fact, Idol wants to get into THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS for the most heads shaved in a single day.  Visit HorrorNews.net presents DEAD afterlife on IndieGoGo.com to secure your spot in this unprecedented event.  Austin Idol is one of the most infamous wrestlers in the history of sports entertainment and now he ready to shake up the movie industry.  He's signed on to play a supernatural character named THE GATEKEEPER and he'll be sharing screen time with some real horror genre heavy weights,  Bill Oberst Jr., Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, and Michael Berryman.  DEAD afterlife is looking to film in the Pennsylvania in 2014 and the location of this Head Shaving Marathon is rumored to be anywhere from a cemetery to a wrestling ring.  Who's eligible for a hair cut?  Anyone who donates $500.00... and as an added bonus, we will bag your hair and Austin Idol will autograph the bag.  Cameras will be on hand to film this event as part of a Behind the Screams documentary about the making of DEAD afterlife.  Idol welcomes anyone to dare of sit in his barber chair,  wrestling and horror fans, celebrities, or even other professional wrestlers! 

Here we go Horror Movie Fans! The incredible movie script written by Michael Joy is reaching out for a little help. Former 80's Pro Wrestling star "Austin Idol" is issuing a challenge to all Horror SuperFans to step up and help set a new Guinness Book World Record for most head shavings in a 24 hr period. If you love Horror Flicks, than you'll want to be part of this Freaky DEAD-AFTERLIFE fund raising event!!


Freelance Visual Storyteller Sean Dolan directs this conceptual video of DEAD afterlife :





Michael Berryman (Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) stars as DRIVER JOE

Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VII, VIII, Hatchet trilogy) stars as GRAVEDIGGER MANTELL

Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devils Rejects) is GRAVEDIGGER JAGGERS

Bill Oberst Jr. (Take This Lollipop, Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies) stars as ROBERT DECKER

Austin Idol (Pro Wrestling Legend) stars as THE GATEKEEPER

Trae Ireland (Holla II, 13/13/13) stars as PROF.ALLANTE


Liana Mendoza (A Haunted House, Holla II) stars as RIO


Andy Gates (Lost Soul, GRIMM TV series) stars as DONALD CONLEE

How would YOU like to go to Donald Conlee's Funeral?

We are going to make that experience possible.  Imagine having a front row seat to watch some of your favorite horror actors make movie magic.  It's just a donation away from reality. Why wait for the DVD when you can see it LIVE as it happens? 

We offer perks at all levels, for whatever budget or need - Fan Club, Photo Shoots, Exclusive Access, Movie Extra, Movie Victim, Executive Producer, and more.

Please don't forget to share this IndieGoGo page.  Remember, there is nothing that we can't do if we set our minds to it.  Let's make a horror movie.  Me and YOU .

We are shooting in the Philadelphia, PA area coming 2014.

Our goal looking past the production of DEAD afterlife is a full scale undead assault on film festivals – Screamfest Horror Film Festival, Shriekfest, Telluride Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Dark Carnival Film Fest, Eerie Horror Film Fest, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival.


DEAD afterlife has got people talking :

Bill Oberst Jr. talks about “DEAD afterlife” on Evolution of the Apocalypse podcast at 43 minutes in EOTA Podcast

Michael Joy talks about "DEAD afterlife" on The Official HorrorNews.Net podcast - HNN Podcast

Bill Oberst Jr. talks about "DEAD afterlife" during Exclusive HorrorNews.Net Interview - Oberst Interview

Jared Cohn talks about "DEAD afterlife" on VOC Nation Radio - Jared Cohn Interview


Here are some of our favorite quotes :

Tom Holland (Child's Play, Fright Night) says, “Mike Joy is a terrific, talented guy, who has written a warm, funny, people oriented riff on zombies. It’s different, touching, and sweet. I like it. Support him. Help him make his film.”

Jared Cohn (Atlantic Rim, 13/13/13) says, "DEAD AFTERLIFE is a really interesting, original story that also is action packed, with relatable characters. It's a story that is a unique combination of ghosts and one seriously, bad ass zombie. It's got cult classic written all over it."

Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies, Take This Lollipop)  My honest opinion and this is being honest it is f*cking brilliant.

A ghost watching his undead body eat funeral guests? Oh my
God! Have ghosts and zombies ever been mixed? It expands both genres. It
is a metaphor. too.

 I love ghost stories and I think you have found a way to freshen up
 the zombie genre.

I want to see this movie! I want to see Donald trying to reason with his zombie
body and experiencing the mixed emotions of hating and hurting what used to be
his body; the only home he ever knew. I want to see his fat aunt at the funeral
get her ass munched up by zombie Donald. I want to see it all!

Austin Idol (Pro Wrestling Legend) says, "Creativity & Imagination are always a winning formula and Michael Joy has raised the bar with Dead Afterlife. Rod Serling would be proud of this one"



INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 contest winner Michael Grise directs this conceptual video of DEAD afterlife:



Horrornews.net is a popular horror genre site marketed to all aspects of the Horror industry. While horror is our #1 focus, we also feature extensive material on the Paranormal, Asian Horror, Cult Films, Fantasy and Extreme Action. Horrornews.net is comprised of over 40 writers who contribute various aspects to the site.

Horrornews.net features daily news, film announcements, film and book reviews, interviews, live podcast shows and a collective of original exclusive articles covering all aspects of the horror industry.

Horrornews.net is the #1 favorite in search engines for “Horror News” (Google,  BING…).We also have an extensive social media reach which is over 100K and climbing. Horrornews.net is designed to network all our posts thru a number of outside channels.


Dead Afterlife's consulting producer and unit publicist Marie Y. Lemelle is the founder of Platinum Star, a certified MWBE, established to assist underserved businesses and women business owners to achieve their goals through positive and consistent exposure. As an entertainment publicist, Marie has increased the star rating of several actors, producers, directors, writers, musicians, stylist and fashion icons at red carpet events and beyond. She is a branding and marketing consultant to One Monroe Entertainment in Atlanta, Chrys Yvette Productions in St. Louis, Cali 2 NY Productions in New York, LLC and Stroud Entertainment and Grayson Films in Los Angeles. She serves on several feature films and shorts as the unit publicist. For her unwavering commitment to empowering and mentoring women, young girls, and the community at large, she has received numerous honors and certificates from elected officials and national organizations such as the National Association of Female Executives for Community Service.
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  • $10USD
    HorrorNews Thank You

    Your name will be listed in a Special "Thank You" post on HorrorNews.Net HorrorNews.Net will also issue you a very unique horror name that we will list next to your real name.

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  • $25USD
    DEAD afterlife Digital Copy

    You get a digital download of DEAD afterlife - the movie.

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  • $25USD
    DEAD afterlife Film Credit

    Your name will be listed in the ending credits of DEAD afterlife as we give a special thanks to the fans ( You guys! )

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  • $35USD
    DEAD afterlife DVD & Download

    **New Perk** DEAD afterlife The Movie on DVD !!! Plus Digital Download of "The Making of DEAD afterlife" - Behind the Screams Documentary !!!

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  • $50USD
    Autographed Script + Swag

    Signed Copy of the DEAD afterlife screenplay. DEAD afterlife Film Crew Limited Edition T-Shirt DEAD afterlife BUMPER STICKER!!! DEAD afterlife BIG BUTTON!!! You get a digital download of DEAD afterlife - the movie.

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    Autographed Poster + Swag

    Official DEAD afterlife Autographed POSTER and SCRIPT !!!! DEAD afterlife Film Crew Limited Edition T-Shirt DEAD afterlife BUMPER STICKER!!! DEAD afterlife BIG BUTTON!!! You get a digital download of DEAD afterlife - the movie.

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    DEAD afterlife Fan Club

    DEAD afterlife Fan Club Membership includes: SPECIAL ACCESS to DEAD afterlife Movie NEWS and EXCLUSIVE OFFERS! (This extends throughout the production of the movie and beyond). Official DEAD afterlife Autographed POSTER + SCRIPT + T-SHIRT + BUMPER STICKER + BIG BUTTON !!!!!

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  • $200USD
    Bill Oberst Jr. Voicemail

    Bill Oberst Jr. will record a personal outgoing voicemail message. Whatever you want (subject to Bill's approval) + DEAD afterlife Fan Club Membership

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  • $300USD
    Your Name on Tombstone

    Your NAME will be displayed on a Tombstone during at scene in the movie. How cool and creepy is that? It must be YOUR name. You don't get to keep the tombstone. + DEAD afterlife Fan Club Membership

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  • $400USD
    Funeral Guest + Fan Club

    You will have a seat during the filming of the funeral services for Donald Conlee where you will be a background extra. You will get a special DEAD afterlife Mass Card and you will sign our Register Book that you attended the services (which will also be posted online). You will also get your picture taken with Donald Conlee (actor Andy Gates) at the funeral. Must wear black or other dark color.(travel or accommodations not included) + DEAD afterlife Fan Club Membership

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  • $500USD
    Red Carpet Entourage

    Walk the RED CARPET at a cast and crew private screening with Bill Oberst Jr., Liana Mendoza, Andy Gates, Jared Cohn, and Trae Ireland (You pick the star) plus get a customized autographed photo. (travel or accommodations not included)

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  • $500USD
    Austin Idol Head Shaving-Thon

    Wrestling Legend, Austin Idol wants to go for a WORLD RECORD number - You can have him SHAVE YOUR HEAD just like he did to Jerry Lawler! If we get enough people - we will contact GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS for this MARATHON of HAIRCUTS! You get to keep a baggie of your hair and get it AUTOGRAPHED by Austin Idol. This event will be recorded for "The Making of DEAD afterlife" - Behind the Screams Documentary (You get a copy)

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  • $700USD
    Wrap Party

    Invite to the cast and crew wrap party for you and a guest, take a photo with cast and crew at the wrap party, and get one autographed copy of the script (travel or accommodations not included)

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  • $1,000USD
    Name The Cemetery

    **NEW** Be Immortalized ... and have the DEAD afterlife CEMETERY named after YOU. This is the feature location of the movie - It's where everything goes down. It's takes YOUR donation to bring this cemetery to life! +DEAD afterlife Fan Club

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  • $1,500USD
    Move Premiere + After Party

    Invite for two to the premiere, walk the red carpet, photos on the red carpet, reserved seating in the theater, and attend the afterparty with cast and crew (travel or accommodations not included)

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  • $2,500USD
    Full Day on Movie Set

    You are invited to a day on the set to watch the filming of DEAD afterlife and get an Exclusive Photo Shoot – Your picture will be taken with the stars of DEAD afterlife. (travel or accommodations not included)

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  • $10,000USD
    Victim in DEAD afterlife

    You can be in our movie too! You can be part of our cast. Better yet, you can be a victim, attacked and killed by our zombie. This is a once in a lifetime experience. (travel or accommodations not included) + DEAD afterlife Fan Club Membership

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  • $50,000USD
    Executive Producer

    You get Executive Producer Film credit and IMDb credit. Invites for you and a guest to the Wrap Party + Red Carpet + Film Premiere + After Party. (travel or accommodations not included) + DEAD afterlife Fan Club Membership + Exclusive Creative Meeting with writer, MIchael Joy about future HorrorNews.net projects. Note: This perk can also be available for a group of people who want to pull their money together and ALL experience the executive treatment.

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