Genre favourite Christopher Lloyd, who cropped up in last year’s Piranha 3D, will appear in a similar capacity in upcoming 3D horror film Dead Before Dawn.

Lloyd will play grandfather to Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Rodrick), an undead occult shop worker by occupation.

The film, which is currently shooting in Niagara Falls, Ontario under April Mullen’s direction, follows a group of college-going teenagers as they accidentally unleash an evil curse responsible for turning everyday people into demonic zombies, or zemons.

According to THR, Lloyd and Bostick star alongside Martha MacIsaac, Brandon Jay McLaren, Brittany Allen, Kevin McDonald and Rossif Sutherland.