ONE TO WATCH: OLUNIKE ADELIYI
Canadian actress Olunike Adeliyi was an extra on the set of Denzel Washington’s movie “John Q” when he pulled her aside and told her to go to acting school – and it looks like she took that advice. While chatting with ET Canada, she chats about her blockbuster career so far including roles on “Workin’ Moms”, “Flashpoint” and the upcoming film “Chaos Walking”. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO
She Never Died, the third feature from Canadian director Audrey Cummings and the followup/flipside to 2015’s horror-comedy He Never Died, is consistently feminist without being preachy. She Never Died packages a story about trauma and strength within a fun, action-packed sequel that stands tall on its own, with an incredible star turn from lead actor Olunike Adeliyi.
Playing off the same concept as its predecessor, She Never Died is the story of Lacey (Adeliyi), a seemingly immortal homeless woman who can’t be killed by bullets, blunt force trauma or any of the deadly weapons wielded by the various thugs and goons she tears apart on a daily basis. There’s a more practical reason to murdering criminals than just cleaning up the streets: Lacey also needs to consume people in order to survive. (Fingers, she explains in an amusingly deadpan scene, are easiest: “They fit in my pocket. And I need the bone marrow.”) READ MORE
REVIEW: SHE NEVER DIED FEATURES A WOMAN WHO MURDERS PEOPLE AND EATS THEIR FINGERS
Audrey Cummings’s companion piece to the 2015 horror oddity He Never Died is gruesome and darkly funny
So there’s this woman named Lacey. She’s cranky, keeps to herself, spends a lot of time being disappointed by the world. And on a possibly related note, sometimes she murders people and eats their fingers. It’s nothing weird, mind you; she just needs the bone marrow.
Played with a hooded stare and a set jaw by Oluniké Adeliyi, Lacey is the hero of She Never Died, Audrey Cummings’s sequel to Jason Krawczyk’s 2015 oddity He Never Died – you remember: the one where Henry Rollins stomps around murdering people and glumly eating oatmeal, though never at the same time. It’s on Netflix. It’s worth a look. READ MORE
‘SHE NEVER DIED,’ AN ELECTRIC COMPANION PIECE TO ‘HE NEVER DIED’
Playing at the 2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, is an amazing new film directed by Darken’s (2017) Audrey Cummings (read our interview with her here) called She Never Died. The film stars Olunike Adeliyi (The Prodigy 2019 – read our review here), Peter MacNeill (A History of Violence 2005), Kiana Madeira (Level 16 2018), Michelle Nolden (The Time Traveler’s Wife 2009), and Noah Dalton Danby (Riddick 2013).
Filmed as a companion piece to the film He Never Died (2015 – read our review here) rather than a sequel, She Never Died is also absolutely fantastic on its own. Lacey (Adeliyi), a detached immortal, acts as a vigilante to feed her hunger for the human marrow she needs to survive. One day she accidentally stumbles into a group of human traffickers and reluctantly befriends Suzzie (an irresistible Madeira), one of their victims. Lacey joins Suzzie and a rogue detective (MacNeill) in stopping the traffickers. READ MORE