Entertainer Iggy Pop in a scene from "The Dead Don't Die," which opened the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Frederick Elmes/Focus Features via AP
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The Jim Jarmusch zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" includes masses of flesh-eating zombies and an Earth thrown off its axis by "polar fracking".It seems the teeming Cannes Film Festival, where "The Dead Don't Die" premiered Tuesday as the opening-night film, has hordes and horrors of its own. When asked what horror films he finds frightening, its lead star, Bill Murray, didn't hesitate.Actors staggering in full zombie makeup lined the entryway to the film's after-party late Tuesday night shortly after Jarmusch's latest -- his ninth film in competition at Cannes -- made its anticipated debut.The film, which Focus Features will release in U.S. theaters June 14, is Jarmusch's George Romero-inspired take on the genre, both playfully postmodern (some characters are aware they're in a movie) and pointedly political.
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