On December 6, 2023, film distributor Neon released the first trailer for the upcoming horror movie Handling the Undead. Take a look.
On a hot summer day in Oslo, the newly dead awaken. Three families faced with loss try to figure out what this resurrection means and if their loved ones really are back.Official write-up on YouTube
Though not much is know about the specific plot details of Handling the Undead beyond the brief log line shown above, it appears to be a unique take on zombies with an emphasis on drama. Handling the Undead is based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author who also wrote the novel that the film Let the Right One In (2008) is based on. By the look of the trailer, audiences can expect a similar brand of creeping dread and darkly emotional horror in Handling the Undead.
Handling the Undead stars Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie, two actors who previously appeared together in the acclaimed Norwegian film The Worst Person in the World (2021). Thea Hvistendahl is directing Handling the Undead in what, according to IMDB, will be her feature-film debut. Production for the movie took place in Oslo, Norway in October of 2022.
Judging by the trailer and knowing that the story is based on a novel from John Ajvide Lindqvist, Handling the Undead will surely be one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2024. Handling the Undead will premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in January. No announcements have been made yet about the film’s wide release, but we will update our New and Upcoming Horror Movies tracker with dates whenever they become official.