The Dead Don't Die is a 2019 American zombie horror comedy film directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Official trailers

Focus Features on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 released the trailer:
THE DEAD DON'T DIE | Restricted Trailer | Focus Features.

Story intro

Responding to a complaint from farmer Frank Miller regarding a missing chicken, small rural town Centerville police officers Cliff Robertson and Ronnie Peterson briefly confront local eccentric Hermit Bob in the woods. On their drive back to the station, Cliff remarks that it is still daylight after 8 pm while Ronnie notices his watch and cell phone have stopped working. Farmer Miller talks about Hermit Bob with hardware store owner Hank Thompson at the local diner. Hank hears a worrisome radio report about polar fracking. Hank and diner waitress Fern also wonder why it is not dark outside. A song called "The Dead Don't Die" plays on the radio, which Ronnie tells Cliff is the theme song. Following a news report seen at the Centerville Juvenile Detention Center, Geronimo tells fellow young inmates Olivia and Stella that polar fracking has altered the Earth's rotation. Deliveryman Dean drops off rare magazines with gas station owner Bobby, who also sells pop culture memorabilia out of his store. Moonlight Motel owner Danny Perkins watches broadcaster Posie Juarez's news report about pets behaving strangely, and his cats are missing. Farmer Miller also notices that his farm's animals have disappeared. Cliff and Ronnie regroup with Mindy Morrison at the police station. The three officers discuss the strangeness around Centerville. At the diner, the waitress tells her customer Hank about Zelda Winston, the odd new undertaker at the Ever After funeral home. Meanwhile, Zelda practices her sword skills in front of a Buddha statue in the funeral parlor. Two zombies obsessed with coffee reanimate when night finally falls and maul the two diner workers inside the diner. Hank summons Cliff, Ronnie, and Mindy to the diner when he discovers the bodies in the morning. Ronnie tells Cliff he believes zombies slaughtered them.


Bill Murray
Chief Cliff Robertson
Adam Driver
Officer Ronnie Peterson
Chloë Sevigny
Officer Mindy Morrison
Steve Buscemi
Farmer Frank Miller
Tilda Swinton
Zelda Winston
Danny Glover
Hank Thompson
Caleb Landry Jones
Bobby Wiggins
Rosie Perez
Posie Juarez
Iggy Pop
Male Coffee Zombie
Sara Driver
Female Coffee Zombie
Tom Waits
Hermit Bob
Carol Kane
Mallory O'Brien
Selena Gomez
Eszter Balint
Larry Fessenden
Danny Perkins
Maya Delmont
Austin Butler
Taliyah Whitaker
Rosal Colon
Luka Sabbat
Sturgill Simpson
Guitar Zombie
Jahi Di'Allo Winston
Geronimo (as Jahi Winston)
Kevin McCormick
Guard One
Sid O'Connell
Guard Two
Jodie Markell
Woman on TV
Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Fashion Zombie


Principal photography began in July 2018 in Fleischmanns, NY, about 140 miles outside of New York City.

The film The Dead Don't Die was scheduled to be released on May 14, 2019 (Cannes, France), on June 13, 2019 (Germany), on June 14, 2019 (United States) and on July 12, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Focus Features, CinemArt, NOS Audiovisuais, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. The film grossed over $14.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Dead Don't Die got average rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Dead Don't Die

Wikipedia: The Dead Don't Die (2019 film)

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