Nightmare Vision

Indigenous Halloween Film Fest

The Dead Can't Dance

About the Film

This zombie comedy/drama follows three Comanche men who discover they are somehow immune to a virus that’s killing everyone else and turning them into zombies with a craving for Native brains! As the men fight off the newly undead, they must put aside their differences to survive the night — and hope that their bloodline protects them.


(TV-MA) This program is intended to be viewed by mature, adult audiences and may be unsuitable for children under 17. This film has been rated TV-MA by Vision Maker Media in accordance with Federal Communications Commission standards for scenes of violence, death, and sexual related content.

About the Filmmaker

Rodrick Pocowatchit is from the Comanche, Pawnee and Shawnee nations, and has produced, written, edited, directed and starred in four independent feature films, including the zombie cult hit “The Dead Can’t Dance” and his latest, “Red Hand,” a Native time-travel sci-fi mashup. He has also made a splash with his latest short film, “The Incredible Brown NDN,” about the world’s first Native American superhero, which he is developing into a web series. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Institute’s renowned screenwriting program and received a directing fellowship with L.A. SkinsFest and CBS in Los Angeles. Rod is also a film columnist for The Wichita Eagle newspaper in Kansas.

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