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Dead Weight Rakes in the Awards

By on November 5, 2012

Dead Weight, an indie horror film from Head Trauma Productions produced entirely in Wisconsin, has been raking in nominations and winning awards at film festivals all over since it’s March 2012 release, including Elvira’s Horror Hunt, New Orleans Horror Film Festival, Central Wisconsin Film Festival, Chicago Fear Fest, CryptiCon Minneapolis, Drunken Zombie Film Festival, Freak Show Horror Film Festival, Fright Night Film Fest and more.

Dead Weight took the Madison Horror Film Festival by storm this weekend, raking in the Best Writer, Best Feature and Best Cinematography awards

Just what is this indie horror sensation about?

In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, Charlie Russell treks through the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie’s journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions, Charlie must attempt to overcome his obsession with the past. He must learn to let it go.

Dead Weight Trailer

Dead Weight was written and directed by Adam Bartlett & John Pata and stars Joe Belknap, Mary Lindberg, Aaron Christensen, Michelle Courvais, Sam Lenz and Jess Ader.

Find more info on Dead Weight at the official website:

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Artist, musician, designer. General deviant. Collector and curator of the bizarre at Cult of Weird. For the latest weird Wisconsin news and haunted places visit Wisconsin Frights.


  1. John Pata

    November 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Thanks so much for the coverage. Viva Wisconsin horror!!!

    • Charlie Hintz

      November 9, 2012 at 10:23 am

      It’s great to see good Wisconsin-made horror!

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